Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Twenty-five kilometres from Rocamadour, visit the fortified castle of the Barons of Castelnau.

History of the monument

A model fortified castle. The castle, once the seat of the Castelnaus, a powerful baronial family, is an imposing example of the development of fortified architecture. Built to resist attack during Medieval wars, it was modified as artillery evolved during the 15th and 16th centuries. 
Rescued. Devastated by fire in 1851, Castelnau was brought back to life by Jean Mouliérat, a tenor at the Opéra-Comique. Between 1896 and 1932, he restored and installed an important collection of furniture and objets d'art to return the château to its former glory.


To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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