- Animals welcome
- Drinking water
- Independent toilets
- Bicycle storage
- Parking onsite
- Independent access
Welcome to this emblematic château in the Vézère valley!
We have more than 100 hectares of nature at your disposal, so you can sleep in complete safety in a private, protected Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage area.
Situated in the golden triangle of Périgord Noir, 20 km from Sarlat, the château's grounds offer an unusual way to enjoy the stag bellow.
Since prehistoric times, this 100-hectare natural estate, designated a "Grand site de France" and protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been an exceptional stag belling ground. Overhung by cliffs and bordered by the cingle of the Vézère, this territory is made up of natural meadows and small hardwood forests. The château is the setting for several exceptional shows every year at the end of September.
On the edge of the plain or in a grassy valley between two small woods, your site is at the heart of the phenomenon. The animals emerge from the surrounding woods into the open valley. During your dinner, you can watch the herds of hinds and the approaching stags. They answer each other from hill to hill. Their bellowing forms a strange harmony that resonates under a starry sky that is remarkable in this valley.
An unforgettable experience for lovers of big animals. Discretion and calm are required to avoid disturbing our furry friends.
Step back in time and follow in the footsteps of prehistoric man in the heart of a valley surrounded by breathtaking cliffs and a river. The château, one of Périgord's last great rural estates. Breeding of Bordeaux cows: only 200 specimens left in France.
However, the château is not visible from your location.
1/ for campervans and tourist vehicles.
Pré des chevreuils: a large grassy meadow between two valleys and two oak groves. During the day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., part of the meadow is used as a parking area for visitors to the château.
For overnight stays, please contact us: location to be determined according to your vehicle and the season. In the evening, you'll be able to rub shoulders with deer and roe deer, the inhabitants of the two woods next to your pitch. But also hares, foxes and wild boars, depending on the time of day. Numerous birds of prey on the estate. Toilets in the château courtyard. (Please note that the château and surrounding area are only accessible with an Escape Game ticket) Electricity supply at the start of the meadow, a little way from the campsite, or during the day at the château reception desk if necessary.
2/ for 4x4s or Defenders :
Pré des falaises: 100 m from the château visitor reception barn (water and electricity available at the reception barn during opening hours), on the edge of the forest and on a plateau overlooking the valley: view of the (email hidden)3/ for 4x4s or Defenders :
Pré du vieux chêne: far from the château, with an English-style view over two grassy valleys: a beautiful site with no nearby facilities. Accessible only by 4x4 or Defender.
The sanitary facilities
Basic sanitary facilities. Hand wash basin and visitors' WC. No hot water. WC accessible during the day only via the reception barn. No access to château, garden, escape game or Murder Party without admission ticket: information at reception.
Water and electricity. Close to our horse Alasko's meadow, the visitors' barn makes it easy to recharge cell phones. On reservation, a small catering service (warm friands and salad) is available for lunch, with homemade ice creams and cold drinks for 15 euros/person. Breakfast basket for 12 euros per person: bread and morning pastries / home-made fruit juices and jams sold in the store.
Access to a power socket in the visitors' parking lot. A little way from your campsite.
Several activities not to be missed: The Escape Game revisited to discover the furnished and inhabited castle in an original way. The Murder Party Adventure, a great raid in the woods and cliffs, and the discovery of an archaeological camp from the 1930s. Observatory of unspoilt nature and wildlife.
Please indicate the name of the desired location: deer / cliffs or old oak . We are at your disposal for information about the region and the heritage of Périgord and Dordogne. In Tursac you're in the golden triangle of the greatest sites: Lascaux / SARLAT and Les Eyzies, world capital of prehistory. The village, 3 km away, offers all amenities, including a small supermarket and a gas station. Several farmers' markets less than 20 minutes away. In Tursac, opposite the fortified house of Reignac (7 minutes), a local fruit and vegetable producer is present every day, as well as a pizza truck in the evening.
Partner rates for castle activities on reservation by sms (email hidden)Access to the château and its grounds (except for visitors' sanitary facilities) is not permitted outside public opening hours (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.). You can only enter the château with an "Escape Game" ticket, which you can pick up at the reception barn or by text message.
At the end of September, there's an exceptional stag bellowing: a spectacle to be seen and heard from your tent on the nights of the full moon!
Possibility of breakfast (€12 / person)
Coffee/ tea/ local fruit juices/ fresh bread and pastries from the local baker/ local jams sold in the castle store to be picked up in the castle barn-guinguette
- Bar / Restaurant
- Canoe / Kayak
- Cultural visits
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
We spent a lovely night in the peace and quiet of a clearing, and Catherine is a very kind host. She gave us all the information we needed for our journey, and even checked in with us after we'd left.
We didn't enjoy our stay at Catherine's at all. No welcome at all, just one person on the phone to tell us it was the parking lot at the bottom (very sloping field) and that if we looked hard enough we'd find an electric socket at the top of the access road.
No access to water, and no possibility of seeing the chateau or even its grounds, given that this is an Escape Game.
I understand that this offer is designed to attract customers to the Escape Game, but it's absolutely unsuitable for campervans. Especially not at this price and with so little in the way of service and welcome.
We were really disappointed and didn't stay.
Expensive for a home camper, we expected a privileged spot. In the end, we were parked next to the château parking lot, which means that during the tourist season a lot of cars pass within 10m of the campsite all day long. Restricted access to sanitary facilities and no showers. A single electricity supply in the forest along the path where all visitors pass to visit the château, so there's no question of leaving your equipment to charge. Really disappointed considering the price. On the other hand, the owners are very nice, the château is magnificent, the "escape game" tour was great and we especially liked the estate dog, Socrate, who is adorable and kept us company during our stay.
To sum up, this is a very pretty estate, but to maintain this price, we'd need to create a corner with water and electricity and (dry?) toilets a little further away from the visitor entrance, so that we can enjoy this setting in peace and quiet.
Great welcome, XXXXL location!
Night under the stars, in the heart of nature.
Escape game experience on the following day a must!
Very good welcome. The chateau is magnificent.
We pitch our tent in a meadow that could be anywhere. No view of the castle, which is not far away.
Basic sanitary facilities, but that's enough (toilet and sink).
An idyllic place to spend a timeless moment in peace and quiet!
Very welcoming host!
Thank you so much!
Very warm welcome from Catherine and superb location around a castle overlooking the valley with a view of the cliffs. The location is ideal for 4x4 adventurers like us. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again on a future trip.
Véronique and Stéphane
Too expensive for just a pasture between two groves. Why put a picture of a castle when it can't be seen from the site?
Beautiful location, great castle, great park. We highly recommend this homeCamper.
Many thanks to Catherine and her husband for their warm welcome.
Very friendly host with a warm welcome. Very good night
A magical place! Catherine and her husband offer both an exceptional setting for camping and a trip back in time with an "Escape Game" tour of the château, which our daughters loved. We'll be back with great pleasure!
Christophe & Sylvie D.
Superb welcome in a fantastic location, with the first part of the tour of the castle in an "Escape game" version that I highly recommend!
We were here for 2 nights. The camping area is several hectares and we were far and wide the only ones. We could enjoy our peace and quiet. The nature and the starry sky are beautiful. The sanitary facilities are a bit far away but very clean.
You are greeted by a big, cute dog that reminds you of a teddy bear. Catherine (the owner of the castle) prepared a fantastic, rich breakfast for us.
At the castle you can do different activities. We did the "Murder Party" (a scavenger hunt through the forest). All in all it was a great stay. We would definitely recommend it to others.
We spent our stay in a tent, in the forest-lined coomb of the castle.
The setting is beautiful, the nature is wild, the castle looks like something out of a fairy tale.
We loved our experience!
However, beware of ticks, repellent and long clothes are highly recommended.
Lara & Cyrill U.
Big parking (meadow, sourrounded by forrest) for the daily visitors of the castel is a perfect spot for a big Mobilehome to enjoy the calm after 7 pm, when all the visitors have left. Until 10 am the ground was all ours. Perfect spot to observe wild animals. During the day we visited the castels escape game. It was very interesting and a lovely way to get to know a castel.
For mobilehomes the enter and exit road to the parking is difficult and small, but possible. Thank you Catherine!
Catherine and her husband are truly charming hosts, we were royally welcomed in their beautiful domain. Your location will be totally isolated from other homecampers and the flow of visitors while having access to a water point and toilets in a close radius. There is even a charming little store where you can have a coffee, a cold beer or a snack. We could also visit the castle as an escape game (at a preferential price, thank you again), which is really a very original way.
In short it was great: the life of a castle in vanlife.
We will come back for sure.
Stéphanie and Cyril