Chateau de Beynac, Beynac-et-Cazenac

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One of the best-preserved and best-known castles in the region--and a location for films such as several films, including "Ever After" (1998) and "Chocolat" (2000)--Chateau de Beynac was built in the 12th century. Perched atop a limestone cliff for defensive purposes, it's been included on the French Ministry of Culture's Historic Monuments list since 1944. Restored in 1962 by Lucien Grosso, highlights include rich tapestries with scenes from the lives of the castle 's former medieval residents. Use our Beynac-et-Cazenac road trip site to visit Chateau de Beynac on your trip to Beynac-et-Cazenac, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The visit itself is expensive, if you take the entrance plus the audioguide (which is worth more than one person), because inside is not too conserved as it was. The views inside themselves are worth it
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  • The Castle has been very well restored but this does not justify the price. Value for money too high.
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  • This castle is to be discovered without delay with the audio guide is even better. The view from above on the Garonne is beautiful. Although teens are often reluctant to visit this kind of tour, this castle is reminiscent of the famous current series, they will find the magic they love.
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  • Lovely place to visit.. Don't miss the delightful look into the medieval times with a gorgeous lush surroundings and views. We spent several hours walking the grounds on a self guided, freely roaming the ruins. I was not disappointed and feel the entrance fee was fairly priced...
  • One of the most interesting "fighting" castles ever. Not only does it have the greatest of views 360° over the hilly Périgord, but its sheer presence tells a tale of ruthless resistance throughout its 900 yr history. Get a guide to explain the finer points of its defense mechanisms.
  • Great castle, even interesting without a guide. We visited it around Xmas. Hardly any visitors, so great experience. Summer will most probably be super crowded...
  • Steep climb but the views make it all worthwhile. Stunning.
  • This is a cool castle. You can see forever in all directions and look across to Castelnaud.
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