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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.
Chateau de Beynac Reviews
Je n'ai pas regretté cette visite malgré le chemin très rude, un petit conseil, c'est plus simple par la route qui se trouve au bout du parking, au retour, j'ai pu le constater. Par contre, prévoir de... more »I did not regret this visit despite the very rough road, a little advice, it's simpler by the road that is at the end of the parking lot, on the way back, I could see. On the other hand, provide change for the parking timer. We could see a beautiful castle and a fabulous panorama. So I recommend it because the ticket is well worth it.
If you’re in the area do make sure you visit this fantastic fortress perched on a hill overlooking the river. Even before you enter the castle you can enjoy the beautiful views and even more from the ... more »
Lovely place to visit.. Don't miss the delightful look into the medieval times with a gorgeous lush surroundings and views. We spent several hours walking the grounds on a self guided, freely roaming the ruins. I was not disappointed and feel the entrance fee was fairly priced...
One of the most interesting "fighting" castles ever. Not only does it have the greatest of views 360° over the hilly Périgord, but its sheer presence tells a tale of ruthless resistance throughout its 900 yr history. Get a guide to explain the finer points of its defense mechanisms.
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