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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  • October 4, 2017
    Exciting visit to the heart of the medieval period in a very well-restored Castle which served of framework to a lot of movies... A must see with the guide who takes us through the history of this castle
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  • October 3, 2017
    Because it is crowded not (quite) as lucky as Castelnaud, one can explore the Castle alone and relaxed enjoying the many prospects. Even if it is somewhat strenuous, you should choose the climb through the village anyway and do not drive the car to the parking lot at the Castle.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The site itself even worth the trip, we would have liked to know why no visit don't proposed us while in all flyers entered every 30 minutes in the morning there are tours included in the price we paid full price quan d even. We n had no explanation and made the visit to l upside down without too much to be able to learn. The girl of the staff n was not very nice c is a pity for a major site such as this. Not enough d explanations frustrating and expensive visit.
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  • August 28, 2017
    If you can hack the massive slope to walk up ... Consider carefully with kids ... It's a lovely castle. A few pricey cafes/shops outside but very little in the way of information/ entertainment. It's set in a lovely village but busy. Fair bit of parking we did a spot without trouble but had to walk a bit further still.
  • July 28, 2017
    Beautiful medieval castle atop a cliff in a small village that is built against the mountain. 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. The castle is not fully furnished, although a few rooms are so to give the visitor an idea of how it would have been. The church is still in use by the locals, but is only open for service once or twice a week.
  • October 3, 2017
    so many castles in this region but Beynac on the side of Dordogne river is a jewel of its time. It is a worth visiting it and its historical richness is quite enlightening about 12th century castles in Périgord.
  • August 22, 2017
    Worth it for the absolutely breathtaking views. The Château has an aura of authenticity as rooms have been left as simple as possible. Definitely worth the visit.
  • 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.

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