Château de Commarque

Sarlat
Aquitaine
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The remarkable valley of the Château de Commarque can trace a long history back to prehistoric times with sculptures and caves forming an unusual backdrop to the medieval château. Within the château grounds are the ruins of the keep, two towers and great hall along with the chapel, and it has a troglodyte dwelling fitted into the cliff.

There is also an exhibition of the photographs and artefacts discovered during the archaeological excavations of the prehistoric caves and free workshops during July and August. Don't forget to admire the panoramic view from the keep!

Nearby attractions

The fantastic cave complex, the Grottes des Lascaux II, is famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. Inside, it contains some of the world's best-known Upper Paleolithic art with the paintings estimated to be around 17,300...

The village of Le Bournat gives you a taste of rural life in 1900 with attractions including dramatised tours, children's workshops and one-day themed events. See traditional crafts and skills being used with breadmakers,...

Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire will fascinate those with an interest in gardens. 16k west of Brive, overlooking the Vézère valley and covering over 6 hectares, these unique gardens, opened in 1996, have walkways taking you past...

Hautefort (25k north of Montignac) is claimed to be the most beautiful château in Périgord, perched on a rocky spur. New rooms have been opened to the public since 2005 and a visit to the castle's famous formal French gardens...

Places to visit nearby

Sarlat in Aquitaine is a pretty medieval market town surrounded by lush forests and countryside that is famous for its culinary delights of foie gras and truffles.

Rocamadour in the Midi-Pyrénées is a dramatic village built on a cliff face, famed through the centuries as a place of pilgrimage and for its Rocamadour goats cheese.

Cahors in the Midi-Pyrénées is the home of black wine from the malbec grape and is uniquely built on a twist in the River Lot.