Chateau de Beynac, Beynac-et-Cazenac

#1 of 7 in Things to do in Beynac-et-Cazenac
Must see · Castle · Historic Site
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.
Create an itinerary including Chateau de Beynac
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Chateau de Beynac reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,350 reviews
  • It is quite easy to find this chateau. To reach this place, it is much easier if we just go around the village and go up to parking spot next to the chateau. The parking spot is not free though. The.....  more »
  • Unlike, say, Commarque, which is still only partially standing, Beynac is intact and well cared for. This fortified chateau is beautifully situated above the river, with spectacular views, even on to....  more »
  • 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.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Government Building
Mairie de Beynac-et-Cazenac
Duration: 30 minutes
Parc Archeologique de Beynac
Duration: 1h 30 min
Balloon Ride
Montgolfiere et Chateaux
Duration: 1h 30 min
Boat Tour
Gabarres De Beynac
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Beynac-et-Cazenac

Chateau de Castelnaud Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Duration: 2h 30 min
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac Vezac
Duration: 2 hours
Chateau des Milandes Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Duration: 3 hours
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac Audrix
Duration: 1h 30 min