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Chateau Castelnaud

Listed under Castles & Palaces in South West, France.

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This one-time fortress holds a significant presence as it stands high over the Dordogne Valley, offering stunning views of the châteaux of Beynac and Marqueyssac and the medieval village of La Roque-Gageac. It is now entirely dedicated to displaying the art of warfare in the Middle Ages and has a cool, private collection of arms, armour and furniture from the time period. Outside, they have reconstructed models of war machines, such as catapults in their actual sizes and materials. Throughout the inside and out of this museum, there are videos and informational panels offering more information and insight into how this equipment was used and the techniques that were enforced during the Middle Ages.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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