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Chateau de Beynac, Beynac-et-Cazenac

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Well it is difficult to imagine a more beautiful, peaceful valley from the cliff above! It is a wonderful walk about with views well worth the climb(s). 
  • Chateau de Beynac is the best castle experience I have had to give me a sense of what life in a castle fortress must have been like. The layout of the castle rooms, the furnishings and items retained ...  read more »
  • This castle dominates the cliff face above the river and remains, with restoration help, incredibly intact. The 8 euro was well spent to go in to explore. We spent over an hour in the castle, taking i...  read more »
  • Much nicer than many other chateaus in the area. Excellent job has been done at refurbishing it and providing some furnishings from the appropriate era. Small village alongside with a few shops and restaurants.
  • Beautiful château. Tours are in French and can be boring for non French speakers, but take you to see all parts of the château.
  • Fascinating museum covering all aspects of battle mechanics through early history
  • An impressive Chateau with commanding views of the area.
  • Plus: Beautiful city and well preserved Beautiful castle. The best for my part, was The absolutely stunning view over Dordogne. Minus: Very crowded to visit by car.
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