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Chateau de Beynac

Route du Chateau, 24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac, France
+33 5 53 29 50 40
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Perched high on a hill with magnificent views over the Dordogne, this medieval castle is a must see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
abbiestar
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Melbourne
Commanding view of Dordogne

The Château is spectacular in its presence and grandeur. The restoration work is ongoing but did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil R
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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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 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, every day. From april until october, guided visit (in French) 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. Enjoy your visit at Beynac, the most emblematic Fortress of the Perigord!
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“dordogne river” (40 reviews)
“medieval castle” (26 reviews)
“car park” (29 reviews)
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Route du Chateau, 24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac, France
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+33 5 53 29 50 40
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Reviewed yesterday

Perched high on a hill with magnificent views over the Dordogne, this medieval castle is a must see attraction. Once inside the gates, you are free to tour the castle and grounds at your own pace and are presented with may photo opportunities, both of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Château is spectacular in its presence and grandeur. The restoration work is ongoing but did not detract from the views. Thankful that preservation continues. The great room evokes many thoughts of how life might have been during the day. Looking out over the river...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many beautiful French villages, and Beynac, with a chateau built high up on the cliff and by the Dordogne River, is my favorite. Charm at every turn during the walk up to the chateau so much so that the pictures simply failed to...More

1  Thank 908Laura
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful old chateau with glorious views. It is worth a stop! The tapestried and history are wonderful.

1  Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent visit to the chateau. Seemed more authentic and less Disney than Castlenaud. The village of Beynac is gorgeous. A very medieval experience. Nice place for lunch next to the castle. Highly recommended

1  Thank rpperkins1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although you can actually drive to the rear of the Château, I encourage everyone who visits the Château to park at the bottom of the village and make the climb up the steep stone-paved streets of this delightful little village overlooking the Dordogne River. Otherwise,...More

3  Thank Kathleen P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We initially stopped in Beynac for lunch in one of the many brasseries by the river. On returning to the car we thought about visiting the Castle. The good thing with Beynac is your carparking ticket covers all car parks so we drove up to...More

1  Thank RichyP1605
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting castle well maintained having driven there and parked at the rear of the castle the walk up can be steep but beautiful, the views from the top of the surrounding area are breathtaking and the history is intriguing

1  Thank Lewis C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chateau itself probably not one of the best but worth a trip just for the views once you are up there. There are places to eat and drink right outside and also in the village below.

1  Thank LeicestershireDex
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was really impressed in this chateau it has been restored with some thought to how it was originally. Although it is still undergoing restoration it is well worth a visit. You can park near to the castle but we parked in the lower...More

2  Thank jb2810
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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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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
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