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Durandal Park (Parc Durandal) Tours and Activities

Durandal Park (Parc Durandal)
In the shadow of the hilltop chateau of Rocamadour, Durandal Park offers a different kind of medieval attraction, with a spectacular schedule of equestrian shows. Daring, high-speed tricks and stunts, jousting displays, and medieval reenactments are all performed on horseback, ensuring a thrilling experience for all ages.
The Basics

Visitors to Durandal can choose from three different shows. The Blades of Time (Les Lames de Temps) follows the capers of a pair of thieves attempting to steal a precious sword; Durandal vs. Excalibur is a comedy performance that pits the English against the French; and the fun show Jean Pierre Cheval tells the story of an actor and his trick-performing horse. All three shows include a mix of theater, slapstick comedy, equestrian tricks, and horseback acrobatics, often performed at breakneck speed and accompanied by period costumes and music. A medieval-themed children’s playground and activities such as pony rides round out the offerings.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Performances are given exclusively in French, but while you might miss the odd joke, it’s easy to follow the action regardless.
  • Discounted entry is available for under 15s, and children under 6 are free. A combined ticket for all three shows is also available.
  • Shows last from 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Restrooms and a shop selling refreshments are on-site.
  • The venue is outdoors, so bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.
  • Durandal Park is wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There

The park is located in an open-air theater behind the chateau of Rocamadour, a well-signposted, 5-minute walk. Parking is available at the chateau, and the Little Train runs up the hill during the summer months.  
When to Get There
During the summer months of July and August, multiple performances are given daily. From mid-April to June and in September, shows take place on weekends only.

One of the highlights of the Dordogne Valley, the medieval village of Rocamadour looks like it was lifted straight off a postcard, with its mountaintop castle and old stone buildings clinging to the cliffside. It’s also an important pilgrimage site along the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is dotted with historic sanctuaries and chapels, most notably Notre Dame Chapel (aka the Miraculous Chapel), home to the 12th-century Black Madonna.
Address: Le Marcayou, Rocamadour, Midi-Pyrénées 46500, France
Admission: Varies
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