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This strategic impressive castle is worth a visit. It is spartan, but appears very authentic for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel G
An amazing castle/fortification

This chateau is clearly a fortification so do not expect beautiful furniture and elegant... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2019
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This strategic impressive castle is worth a visit. It is spartan, but appears very authentic for the times. Be sure to check out the kitchen which is first if you tour in a clockwise direction. It wasn’ crowded in the off season, and we toured...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 18 February 2019

This chateau is clearly a fortification so do not expect beautiful furniture and elegant appointments, but it is a magnificent fortification, overlooking the Dordogne valley with wonderful views. It seems to be in very much the same state that it protected Beynac, a tiny village...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

We walked to the top of the cliff at Beynac, which is a stroll and a half but worth every aching muscle! The castle welcomes you and a short queue (in August too!) and we were inside, it is a stunning building that captivates guests....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

We agree with a lot of other reviews that between the audio tour and the furnished rooms this chateau is very engaging compared to some others in the area. this is not to say others are not worth of a visit, but if you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 25 December 2018

We had been 40 years before in summer could hardly move. This was mid December for most of the visit it was just us, what a visit it really lives up to the hype. Situated on a cliff overlooking the Dordogne it is spectacular, dominating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Anthony Barnsle... S
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing history and experience. Spent 5 days staying in Beynac. The castle is a must see with a large amount open to see with great views.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Zorbie12
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The lady at the entrance was lovely. Not too expensive. Well restored castle. Beautiful views. Easily visited in under an hour.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The chateau offers an amazing view when approached from either side of the river. The opposite bank offers the most spectacular views. Take the walk up to the chateau...very steep and winding,but the views over the valley are well worth the effort.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 853barry
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.
Mary-Lynne F
4 July 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