The Château de Castelnaud is a medieval fortress in the commune of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, overlooking the Dordogne River in Périgord, southern France. It was erected to face its rival, the Château de Beynac.
The oldest documents mentioning it date to the 13th century, when it figured in the Albigensian Crusade; its Cathar castellan was Bernard de Casnac. Simon de Montfort took the castle and installed a garrison; when it was retaken by Bernard, he hanged them all. During the Hundred Years' War, the castellans of Castelnaud owed their allegiance to the Plantagenets, the sieurs de Beynac across the river, to the king of France. In later times it was abandoned bit by bit, until by the French Revolution it was a ruin.
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danos (74064) 2013-01-15 7:25
very nice the close up view of the castle with the details to are captured superb.I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
saxo042 (31802) 2013-01-15 7:27
This is indeed a very impressive castle and a very good capture to show this. There is also a very interesting museum here, we were here both in 1998 and 2003, when we stayed at Vezac. A very blue sky with some noise, but still a very attractive view!
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-15 7:55
today you presented more chunky castle, but it is still very ineteresting. Nice colors and contrast, very good sharpness.
berek (31925) 2013-01-18 7:47
Hi Adrian ,
i like this beautiful archşitecture. good point of view and interesting details.
have a nice weekend.
abmdsudi (26311) 2013-01-20 8:50
This grand château looked extremely commanding dominating the scene under such awesome deep blue sky. Exposure is well managed in excellent clarity, color tones and splendid details. I like the pov along with nice touch of green. Awesome shot, TFS
- Copyright: Adrian Doni (cargus) (6468)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-00
- Categories: Castles
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Châteaux en France [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-15 7:07