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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. Take a look at our Beynac-et-Cazenac vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Chateau de Beynac and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very happy with our visit in this perfectly preserved medieval castle. The visit may be suitable for young children who were amazed.
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  • Is one of the most beautiful example of medieval castle in France!!The castle has a magnificent view of the river and surrounding countryside!!I love it!! 
  • Beautiful castles of the middle age or you can see the genius of the man at this time the view is beautiful and the Interior gives the memory of the way old is must see!
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  • A good chateau to visit if you want to see a more original and perhaps older building. This Chateau does't contain the fancy furnishings of many of the other chateaux in the area. You do get to see most of the building and are free to just walk around. For French speakers there are tours and the numbers on the tours are quite large so I would recommend that you try to get in front of the tour otherwise you will see much less as the number of people get in the way.
  • Tremendous, magnificent, and inspiration for future adventures; our family had an amazing visit to this majestic castle!
  • Atop a cliff overlooking the Dordogne, with sweeping panoramic Vistas of lush fields and neighboring Châteaux. Tour of the castle reveals a sense of what life was like in medieval times.
  • Amazing place to visit. Very historic and a fun destination if you are kayaking on the dordogne river.
  • Lovely chateau on the side of a hill. Didn't go in but wandered around the lovely little village. Best view of the chateau is from the other side of the river, not closer to the chateau.