Village de Beynac et Cazenac

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  • Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

  • English
    • A wonderful site, certainly one of the most remarkable in Périgord and one of the most beautiful villages in France !

      A steep cliff, a strategic position, make this place occupied since the Bronze Age.

      Discover its cobbled streets, a panorama extending from the castles of Marqueyssac and Milandes to that of Castelnaud.

      It was in the Middle Ages with Biron, Bourdeilles, and Mareuil, one of the 4 baronies of Périgord. Owned by Richard Coeur de Lion, the castle was then entrusted to Mercadier, whose hordes plundered the region on behalf of England.

      It is in 1214, that Simon de Montfort seizes the castle and begins its dismantling. The Lord of Beynac will rebuild the building more or less like what it is today.

      At the 100 years war, Beynac was on the border of English and French influences, successively in the hands of the English in 1360 then the French in 1368, while Castelnaud was then under English domination.

      Today and since this period, the fortress continues tirelessly to dominate the village and the Dordogne valley, visit of course the castle, where were recently shot by Jean Marie Poiré "Les Visitors 2" and its splendid panorama, but also the nearby archaeological park.

      Guided tours of the village organized in high season.

      Information from the Guided Tour service of the Sarlat Périgord Noir Tourist Office on 05 53 31 45 42 or by email at tours@sarlat-tourisme.com

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Traveller Reviews Village de Beynac et Cazenac

4.0 sur 5 735 reviews

  • "Most memorable Sarlart !"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Allan M on 28/11/2022

    We visited on 12 - 16 May, 2018 Salat-la-Caneda is an incredible historically interesting town. We stayed in a 14th century B&B - ( Wow!) We were assisted by a very helpful, enthusiastic young lady...

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  • "Not easy to find"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by braithwaite12 (Northampton, United Kingdom) on 29/06/2022

    One of the largest and best tourist offices I have visited in France. However the the direction signs need improving

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  • "A well stocked shop."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by alanl965 (Halifax, United Kingdom) on 14/06/2022

    The office was full of useful information, with helpful staff on hand. It also has plenty of local produce for sale.

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Village de Beynac et Cazenac

Address

24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 31 45 45

Fax : 05 53 55 19 44

GPS coordinates

44° 50'28.89"N, 1° 8'35.97"E

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