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The Dordogne Sights

Château de Beynac

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

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


Beynac, 24220, France



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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