The historic village of Castelnaud is listed as one of the most beautiful in the Dordogne and runs from the towering castle above to the river Dordogne below. The castle itself is one of the most visited sites in South West France and is well worth a visit.
The village consists of honey coloured stone houses which run down the hill from the castle to the river with Le Rouquet halfway down on the main footpath. In the lower village, by the river, there is a general store, baker, butcher, post office and ATM machine as well as two restaurants and canoe hire office. In the upper village, just below the castle, there are cafes and some tourist shops.