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Chateau de Beynac

Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Very nice

First of all logistics: drive all the way up to the base of the Chateau to park. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ithaca, New York
Well worth a visit

Lovely walking round and into the rooms. Some are set out with historic furniture. Look out for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Route du Chateau, 24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac, France
+33 5 53 29 50 40
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all logistics: drive all the way up to the base of the Chateau to park. There are several and all you have to pay about 3E for 2-3 hours. The Chateau is massive. It is not perfectly redone as Chateau Fenelon but it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walking round and into the rooms. Some are set out with historic furniture. Look out for the moving pan in the kitchen!!

Thank GoPlaces634014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While still under renovation, this chateau is perfectly preserved and authentic. The site of movies such as Joan of Arc, it is like a step back into the history books. Furnished and filled with atmosphere, this is no empty chateau. Well worth the climb...or you...More

Thank BellFamily2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great stop when in the Dordogne. The owner still lives here and has been restoring it since 1961 to its original glory with authenticity at the heart of the project.

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this from the distance and decided we must stop and look! History is fascinating and the story of the Chateau through the ages is great. The walk or more correctly climb up the winding cobbled streets is well worth it for the view from...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are spending some time around the Perigord this is a most. You can spend all day walking around the village and visiting the castle. You can enjoy many outdoor activities around the area during summer and really good food - I recommend you...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Unlike many chateaux, Beynac is very sparce. It gives one a good idea what life was really like in many of the early castles which were used for defense.

Thank gwa244
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Amazing views of the valley and the structure itself is well maintained and interesting. However, if you don't speak French, there isn't much information available to you. We were given a pamphlet with a self guiding tour, but it provided minimal information on the history...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The steep trek up to this beautifully restored castle is so worth it. We were rewarded at the top with a very good lunch at the castle ramparts restaurant before our tour around this interesting historical site. It helped having daughter there who was familiar...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We had been to nearby Castelnaud a few days earlier and had wondered whether we would find Beynac too similar but we actually felt it was better and more interesting; we would say if you're only intending to visit one go to Beynac. It feels...More

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Response from BostonCommoner | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but they do have an English guide pamphlet to self tour which was helpful.
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July 4, 2016|
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Response from waterfallwatcher | Reviewed this property |
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