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Beynac, the most authentic Feudal Fortress of the Perigord. Visitor, welcome to the Feudal Fortress of Beynac. Here, between sky ans earth, time has stopped. Perched high on a cliff at breath-taking heights, the Castle of Beynac acts as a stone...more
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We visited on a beautiful (hot) September day and drove up to the top for parking at the Chateau to avoid walking. The views over the valley are superb - find the cemetery and the cliff-edge road...you won't be disappointed.
Visited here on a rainy day in September, a guided English tour is available at 12:30 everyday which we missed but there is information available in English around the castle. The best part about the castle is the view, lots to do with the kids...More
Loved the way up to the castles through the medieval village and the castle itself. No fancy decorations, but great views and a good impression how castle life may have looked like. Our kids would have enjoyed it as well!
This castle takes some beating both in location and look. It's how you imagine a castle should be and it has the history to go with it. It's also set in a lovely little village. The cafe just outside the castle is worth a stop...More
It's a bit of a hike up to the castle (i think you can also drive) but the views are simply amazing.
The castle itself is a perfect visit for young children. A good few interesting rooms to visit but not so many that kids...More
There are a few car parks on the way up, keep driving up and round and you will find 2 more car parks with plenty of space. I wouldn't fancy the climb up from the village! The chateau is a spectacular example and has the...More
I have visited many castles but like "Crocodile Dundee" says:
"That's not a knife, this is a knife". Richard the 1st bedroom, pikes, swords and armour adorn the castle and it feels very realistic and well restored by the current owners.
Spectacular views over the...More
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Unfortunately I did not visit Castelnaud so can't compare the two but would say that the access to Beynac would be very difficult for someone with mobility issues. The access lanes are steep and cobbled with occasional... More
Unfortunately I did not visit Castelnaud so can't compare the two but would say that the access to Beynac would be very difficult for someone with mobility issues. The access lanes are steep and cobbled with occasional steps. very picturesque but extremely hard work for anyone not fully mobile. Maybe check with local tourist information offices as to whether there is an alternative route to the top. It would be well worth a visit if easier access can be found. There are restaurants up there so they must have supplies delivered somehow.
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