Château de Beynac

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • Parking
  • English
    • WELCOME TO BEYNAC CASTLE
      THE MOST AUTHENTIC FORTIFIED CASTLE OF PÉRIGORD!

      Standing at the top of a vertiginous cliff, dominating the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, the Beynac Castle is a stone sentinel who has been watching for more than 9 centuries on the Dordogne.

      Visiting Beynac means going through 5 centuries of French history, in the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Simon de Montfort and the Hundred Years War.

      From the defensive rigor of its 12th century keep to the Renaissance staircase through the very impressive room of the States of the Baronnies of Périgord from the 15th century, the 13th century cuisine and its exceptional barbican, its exceptional state of conservation offers you an unforgettable journey. in the heart of the Middle Ages.

      Between heaven and earth, from the top of its 14th century keep, the 152 meters of sheer drop on the Dordogne will offer you an unforgettable view over the magnificent Dordogne valley, panorama classified 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guide.


      Visiting Beynac is to experience a dive in total immersion in the heart of history.

      Find it on the Guide du Périgord's Blog...

      Visit of the Château de Beynac
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Traveller Reviews Château de Beynac

4.6 sur 5 12701 reviews

  • P Ferwerda

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by P Ferwerda on 28/10/2022

    Although it seems there is a chateau around every corner in this region we found this chateau to be something special. As part of our entrance fee we were given personal audio devices that not only have information on each room but also additional background information if one choose to listen that I found provided helpful additional context. The castle itself not only was in an impressive location high up the cliff above the river but inside one got a good sense of the additions over time as times changed and needs changed. As an aside it seems that every place we go in this region, King Richard the lionheart has been there before us and this castle was no exception. Well worth the visit!

  • Ollie Groth

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ollie Groth on 02/09/2022

    Didn’t go INTO the chateaux, but walked all the way around it and up to the top of the hill in the village. Tough walk in the sun, definitely want to be wearing appropriate footwear, but we’ll worth it when at the top. Bring cash as most places prefer that, but there are a lot of small trinket shops and a few places to buy a drink or some food. Chateaux itself was wonderful to observe from the outside, the only reason we didn’t visit inside was due to a lack of cash, as mentioned above. Wonderful views over the Dordogne too!

  • Richard Palmer-Smyth

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Richard Palmer-Smyth on 04/08/2022

    We presented and restored chateau with amazing views. Information around the chateau is interesting but you with need to be able to read French or have the audio guide in a language you are familiar with:-) Well worth a visit.

Traveller Reviews Château de Beynac

4.5 sur 5 2553 reviews

  • "Very impressive"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by sandiablonde (Edgewood, New Mexico) on 18/11/2022

    What a wonderful place. But don't walk up. Very steep. Drive your car around the back and that's much easier. Wonderful example of a Medieval Fortress/hill town on the border between the English and...

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  • "Unmissable"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by PJS9901 on 09/09/2022

    Stunning! Wonderful chateau with incredibly sensitive rennovation. Fabulous views. Probably the best place I have visited in the Dordogne.

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  • "Good history told"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by claudiaverkaart on 06/08/2022

    The history was told very nice with a recorder, like the tiptoi pens, you touch a number and then you listen to the story. The view is phenomenal.

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Château de Beynac

Address

Route du château
24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac

GPS coordinates

44° 50'25.05"N, 1° 8'43.25"E

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