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Chateau de Beynac

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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A way of life

Unlike many chateaux, Beynac is very sparce. It gives one a good idea what life was really like in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wernersville, Pennsylvania
Fabulous castle

The steep trek up to this beautifully restored castle is so worth it. We were rewarded at the top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara L
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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

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank dick h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit to see this fine example of a medieval castle. The views are as good as the structures.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The walk up to the chateau is quite steep and difficult. Did not go in the chateau itself, but there are a number of shops and restaurants at the top of the climb. Great views along the river.

Thank Philip D
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Winesnobs_Two
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

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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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