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  CHATEAU DE BEYNAC
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      CHATEAU DE BEYNAC
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The Chateau de Beynac sits high above the village on a limestone cliff top. What a sight this is!
It was built in the 12th century, to close the valley off by intruders. When we saw the sheer cliff face it was built on, I doubt if this would have been a problem, at least not on the river side!
The oldest part of the Castle is the romanesque Keep, which has very few openings.

Would you believe that when the 100 year war was on, one of the border's between England & France was here, they used the Dordogne river as the divider! The Chateau de Castlenaud was held by the English!

The castle was bought in 1962 and restored. Inside are tapestries, scenes from the period, and some furniture.

The Chateau has also been used in some films, and so has the village.

Follow the narrow road from the village up the hill to the Chateau.

OPEN....Every day of the year

Adults: ? 7.50
Enfants (5-11) : 3,20 ? Children (5-11): ? 3.20
enfants de 12 à 16 : 4,30 ? Children 12 to 16: ? 4.30

Directions: Castle of Beynac
24220 Beynac et Cazenac

Phone: 05-53-29-50-40
Website: http://www.beynac-en-perigord.com/

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  • Written Oct 2, 2011
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