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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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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
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
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
We didn't mean to walk up to the Chateau from the river, just wander around the back streets, but before tooooo long(!) we were at the chateau entrance. Inside it is superb, what a dedicated vision must have been behind the team that restored this...More
We drove to the very top to park and walked right in. So well done- I felt like a knight-ess! You could just imagine the activity there. Keep your swords off the table, please! What a great thing the Grossos did in restoring it.
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
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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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