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The Dordogne Sights

Château de Beynac

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

Perched above a sheer cliff face beside an abrupt bend in the Dordogne River, the muscular 13th-century Château de Beynac has unforgettable views from its battlements. Thanks to its camera-ready qualities, it frequently doubles as a film set. During the Hundred Years' War, this castle often faced off with forces massed directly across the way at the fort of Castelnaud.

Sight Information

Address:

Beynac, 24220, France

Phone:

/05–53–29–50–40

Sight Details:

  • €8
  • Mar.–May, daily 10–6; June–Sept., daily, 10–6:30; Oct.–Nov., daily 10–sunset; Dec.–Feb., daily 11–sunset;

Updated 04/09/2014

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Dec 29, 2012

Excellent experience

We went to visit the Chateau on a gray, rainy day. The views overlooking the river and valley were stunning in the mist. I can only imagine that they would be better in the sun. We did not take a tour but used the printed guide to discover all the nooks & crannies of the chateau plus the lookout points over the valley. It's a charming castle that really takes you back to the middle ages. It's easy to picture what life would have been in ancient

times. There is a nice restaurant right at the entrance to the chateau where we enjoyed coffee and a sweet.

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