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Chateau de Beynac

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Address: Route du Chateau, 24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac, France
Phone Number: 33553295040
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Visitor, welcome to the Feudal Fortress of Beynac. Here, between sky ans...

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 sentinel, which for nine centuries, has watched over the Dordogne. Château de Beynac is the most authentic Castle of the Périgord and one of the highlights of the Dordogne. Visiting Château de Beynac is an absolutlely unique and unforgetable experience, a never ending journey of discovery. Open all year. From April until October, guided visit included in the ticket price. Departures every 30 minutes from 10 AM to 12 AM and from 2 PM to 6:30 PM Last departure 6:30 PM- From November til April open every day from 10 AM til dark.

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Half day Tour of The Villages of the Dordogne
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Walking through a piece of history

I studied architectural history in school, but it is another thing to see it in person. Bring your comfortable shoes and your camera. The views are amazing, especially with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I studied architectural history in school, but it is another thing to see it in person. Bring your comfortable shoes and your camera. The views are amazing, especially with the hot air balloons taking off from the valley below.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chateau Beynac is best when the morning fog lifts or at sunset you should be sure to be here! A photo shoot around and over this XII chateau is breath- taking. The dim light hides all its warts caused by time and weather.

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Lot-et-Garonne, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place! This privately owned Chateau is a must see. It has incredible views over the Dordogne and is a renovation work in progress. Discovering that King Richard I (Richard the the Lionheart) stayed here for 10 years was even more amazing. Perched high above the pretty village of Beynac, one can combine it with lunch or coffee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A beautiful hilltop castle, incredibly authentically preserved, with inspiring history. The views up to and down from the castle are breathtaking--as is the steep walk up. Parking the car near the river (metered parking!) and hiking up through cobblestone streets past old houses is clearly a worthwhile experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The French castle of the 100 years world this has historical significance. I rated it a 4 because many rooms are vacant and although signs show where Richard the Lion Hearted stayed those rooms were not open. The place is being refurbished to be done in 2020 and am sure it will be really awesome then.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went there at the end of the day in October and had a great time. The castle was impressive and the views were breathtaking. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Well it is difficult to imagine a more beautiful, peaceful valley from the cliff above! It is a wonderful walk about with views well worth the climb(s).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Chateau de Beynac is the best castle experience I have had to give me a sense of what life in a castle fortress must have been like. The layout of the castle rooms, the furnishings and items retained in each room (like the kitchen with an ancient butcher block and many cooking utensils, pots, pans) give a realistic presentation of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This castle dominates the cliff face above the river and remains, with restoration help, incredibly intact. The 8 euro was well spent to go in to explore. We spent over an hour in the castle, taking in the rooms and their uses and taking in the incredible views from the top of the castle out over the countryside. No wonder... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Heavy fortress castle built in the middle ages and used extensively during the 100 Years War. A glimpse of life in the middle ages, sometimes used in movie sets; parts currently in restoration but easy to visit. The kitchen, and the sweeping view of the Dordogne from the ramparts, are worth the visit!

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