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Castelnaud-La-Chapelle: photo description (Castelnaud-la-Chapelle)

Castelnaud-La-Chapelle is a commune from among the 151 most beautiful villages of France. One of its main historical "possessions" - of the château de Castelnau.

Commune located in the Aquitaine and Dordogne, in its current form was established in 1973 by the merger of two villages Castelnau-Farak and La Chapelle-Peso. The village of Castelnau and Farak were United early in the first half of the nineteenth century. The name "knight" comes from the words "new castle", so there is reason to assume that the village grew up around built in these areas of the castle.

The first mention of the château de Castelnau date back to the XII century and in XIII and XIV centuries, the fortress was already rebuilt and took part in the battle. Place for its construction was chosen as the high and steep Bank of the Dordogne river. Later, just the look of the castle there was a dungeon, and one more tower in the XIV century. In the XIX century the building of the castle was used as a source of stone to build other structures, but to date it is restored. 1966 Chateau de Castelnau has the status of historical monument.

Other attractions of the village was created, both by people and nature. To the second concern grottoes and caves in the surroundings of Castelnau-La-Chapelle, and prevail among the samples of secular and religious architecture of the past centuries. Among them - the castles of Fayrac, Lacoste, Miland, Peso. These buildings, in addition to Peso, were declared historical monuments. The castles located on the territory of the commune, was built in the XV-XVIII centuries.

Religious architecture is represented by the modern Church was built in Castelnau, a Renaissance chapel in the castle of Milandes, a Gothic Church in the village of Fayrac and Romanesque Church in La Chapelle-Peso.

Also in the municipality are located several museums, the most interesting of which is devoted to falconry and walnut, a variety of which in Perigord used to get oil. The château de Castelnau is a Museum of medieval warfare, where you can see the fixtures, which took cities and villages: device for throwing stones, a crossbow of enormous size and other weapons with a caliber smaller.