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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  • A great castle tour in the restored but original feeling castle - the audio guide works seamlessly - you can extend your learning if you wish to by listening to the extras - and the castle itself is.....  more
    A great castle tour in the restored but original feeling castle - the audio guide works seamlessly - you can extend your learning if you wish to by listening to the extras - and the castle itself is.....  more »
  • Château de Beynac provides an excellent tour. Upon entering, you are given a stylus which when pointed to an area on the map provided gives an excellent explanation of the area you are viewing. The....  more
    Château de Beynac provides an excellent tour. Upon entering, you are given a stylus which when pointed to an area on the map provided gives an excellent explanation of the area you are viewing. The....  more »
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  • What's not to love about a true medieval defensive castle? They have done a great job of restoring many of the rooms. Missing the chart of residents of the Chateau which used to be there and the ability to see the Chapel but its a great visit to a major historical site. Million dollar views of the valley too.
  • Absolutely breathtaking views from the castle; worth a visit just for the vistas alone; but good news, the audioguide is free and in ten languages. It's a small speaker so you don't need headphones. The castle is well preserved and easy enough to get around, lovely time.

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