Chateau de Beynac, Beynac-et-Cazenac
Trip Planner: Europe / France / Nouvelle-Aquitaine / Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac / Chateau de Beynac
One of the best-preserved and best-known castles in the region--and a location for films such as several films, including "Ever After" (1998) and "Chocolat" (2000)--Chateau de Beynac was built in the 12th century. Perched atop a limestone cliff for defensive purposes, it's been included on the French Ministry of Culture's Historic Monuments list since 1944. Restored in 1962 by Lucien Grosso, highlights include rich tapestries with scenes from the lives of the castle 's former medieval residents. Use our Beynac-et-Cazenac road trip site to visit Chateau de Beynac on your trip to Beynac-et-Cazenac, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Chateau de Beynac Reviews
La visita en sí es cara, si coges la entrada más la audioguía (que vale para más de una persona), ya que por dentro tampoco está demasiado conservado de como fué. Las vistas dentro sí que merecen la p... more »The visit itself is expensive, if you take the entrance plus the audioguide (which is worth more than one person), because inside is not too conserved as it was. The views inside themselves are worth it
Le château a été très bien restauré mais cela ne justifie pas le prix. Rapport qualité prix trop élevé. more »The Castle has been very well restored but this does not justify the price. Value for money too high.
Lovely place to visit.. Don't miss the delightful look into the medieval times with a gorgeous lush surroundings and views. We spent several hours walking the grounds on a self guided, freely roaming the ruins. I was not disappointed and feel the entrance fee was fairly priced...
One of the most interesting "fighting" castles ever. Not only does it have the greatest of views 360° over the hilly Périgord, but its sheer presence tells a tale of ruthless resistance throughout its 900 yr history. Get a guide to explain the finer points of its defense mechanisms.
Places to stay near Chateau de Beynac
Plan your trip to Beynac-et-Cazenac
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Beynac-et-Cazenac
Plans to Chateau de Beynac by other users
9 days in South of France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in France BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in South of France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium