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We had four nights to "play" with..that weren't pre-planned before we left. After a night in Carcassonne, we headed to the Dordogne and found ourselves in the lovely town of Beynac. We stayed for two nights, and decided we will be back again. There is so much to do in this area, and it is like stepping into a book of fairy tales. You can visit prehistoric caves...take a canoe trip...hike up to visit XII century chateaus...visit Sarlat or Domme on market day...find beautiful little hamlets with parks for picnics...sample fois gras and local wine. Many of the little houses on the cobblestone street that winds up to the chateau at the top, are for rent by the week or month. hmmmmm. They didn't look to be too expensive, either...

Right on the river, this was the scene for parts of the movie "Chocolat." The road runs along the river, but you can also spend a nice afternoon on one of the boats which will take you past four of the chateaus that are perched along the Dordogne: Chateau de Castelnaud across the river from Beynac, Chateau de Beynac (high above the town), Chateau de la Malartrie, and Chateau de Montfort. You can also rent canoes or kayaks.

This is one of my favorite pictures from our entire trip. The view from our hotel over the Dordogne.

  • Last visit to Beynac-et-Cazenac: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Feb 6, 2007
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  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Lovely page. We rented a small farmhouse in Cenac-et-St. Julien in May and explored the area. Great fun and we also will return.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Nice page!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2006 at 12:49 AM

    Wow Diane!! Your pix are awesome!! ...and that picnic looks devine!! Definately can't wait to go now :o) Cheers, Ann :o)

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2005 at 1:12 PM

    Hi. Taking a peek at your Dordogne page. Lovely pictures.....we enjoyed a boat ride on the Dordogne while there!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2005 at 4:08 AM

    Oh, how I would love to see the rock paintings myself - I am so fascinated by this ancient artworks!!! Wonderful page of a magic region! Thanks for sharing, Diane!

  • elgin99's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2004 at 1:23 AM

    Beautiful place, never been there, but it would be a place for a "new dream" :)

  • Canadienne's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2003 at 7:22 PM

    I loved this area of France ~ Domme, Beynac-et-Cazenac. . the Font de Grotte de Gaume was a highlight of our trip as well. :-) Nice page.

  • myriam_c's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2003 at 11:19 AM

    Never been to the Dordogne. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!!

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