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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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  • This medieval castle is located high above the Dordogne River. It was occupied by the English during the Hundred Years War. This castle does not have a lot of museum like displays and restoration is g...  more »
  • Having done a bit of historical research about this Chateau before visiting, I knew about the Hundred Years War tie in. What I wasn't prepared for was the spectacular view of the Dordogne and surround...  more »
  • Amazing honey coloured houses that seem to cling to the hillside. Very very steep tiny cobbled streets that lead up to a church or down to the river. There are a few shops and a couple of restaurants,...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An Incredible beautiful castle village. This place offers lots of history. Tge locals have stayed true not to transform this into a tourist trap. There are plenty of restaurants here.
  • Could have stayed here for hours, truly wonderful.
  • 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.