Chateau de Beynac, Beynac-et-Cazenac

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • August 18, 2017
    Yes, by its Gigantism, by his style, his view of the dordogne. the guide is awesome, we go back in time with a lot of fun and easy to do absolumement
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful restoration for this beautifully preserved medieval castle we did the tour with a guide who has visited the very lively and interesting (included in the ticket price), otherwise the audio guides are available. Fantastic views over the Valley and the surrounding castles. Little furniture in the rooms, but it renders the atmosphere of the time XII - XV century (roughness and austerity) and anecdotes of the guide allow you to imagine the living conditions of this period reasonable rates (€20 2 adults a child), not compatible with a stroller if you arrive early, he will remain may be room on the parking lot at the level of the Castle (under 50 seats) , otherwise you have to Park down in the village and walk up. (parking 3.5 4 hours).
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very difficult to find, not enough of MSDS. A beautiful view of the Dordogne Valley. The entrance ticket costs 8 euros (adult), you can visit the ramparts without pay.
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  • July 9, 2017
    The walk up to the Château is very steep but very nice. There is a nice stop halfway up that has a great view of the Dordogne. We didn't actually go in the Château as we felt it was over-priced. However, there is a restaurant next to the entrance that serves lunch, dinner and ice creams. For those who are less able to walk steep roads, you can reach the top by road.
  • July 10, 2017
    Beautiful medieval castle atop a cliff in a small village that is built against the mou tain. The village itself is already stunning with all the charm a french village can offer. The castle offers a few nice views over the valley of the dordogne river and a couple of other castles close by.
  • May 16, 2017
    When you approach from a distance, the castle stands tall and proud high above the Dordogne river. Its is one of the most well preserved castles in the region and is differently a days journey worth.
  • March 1, 2017
    One of five nearby castles on the Dordogne river, Beynac offers incredible views over the region. Very few rooms are furnished, much renovation work was in progress at time of our visit.
  • July 12, 2017
    The best view in the Dordogne , amazing history a must see in the area.

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