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Beynac Castle

Emblematic medieval fortress of the Dordogne

Welcome to the Château de Beynac

The Castle of Beynac is one of the best preserved and one of the most famous of Périgord.
It was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac who control from this place the roads and waterways of the Dordogne. The carriers had to pay the Lord of Beynac a right of passage thereby reinforcing the economic power of the latter.

During the Hundred Years War, it served as a French stronghold, the Dordogne serving as a border between France and England, it faced the Chateau de Castelnaud Taken by the English.

The castle consists of a Romanesque square dungeon attached to a logis. It was classified as a historical monument in 1944.

You will discover during your visit, the room of the guards adjacent in the dungeon, the Hall of the Périgord states which served as a meeting room for the Barons (Bourdeille, Biron, Beynac and Mareuiln), the terrace of the spur with its breathtaking view over the valley of the Dordogne, the kitchens with their imposing chimney and the Barbican an advanced fortification designed to protect the main entrance of the fortress and to slow down the enemies.

 

Equipment

    Price details

    Individual rates
    Child-5 years: €0
    Child 5-11 years: €4
    Teenager 12-16 years: €6
    Adults: €8

    From April to October, guided tours included in the ticket price

    Group Rates (+ 25 people) and school
    Child-5 years: €0
    Child of 5-11 years: 3.50 €
    Child of 12-16 years: 4.50 €
    Adult: €7

    Dates and times

    Chateau Open all year round, every day
    April — October
    Chateau open every day from 10 am to 6.30 pm
    From April to October, guided tours included in the ticket price
    Departures about every 30 minutes from 10 am to 12 pm and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
    All day, free tour with booklet delivered to the reception

    Discover the Château de Beynac with our guided tour guides or
    At your own pace on a free tour with the tour book that will be given to you at the reception

    Guided Tour
    About 50 min/1 hour, the guided tour made by our passionate and exciting guides will enchant you.
    Go back in time, at the time of the Hundred Years War, to the pursuit of Richard Lionheart and the Lords of Beynac, following the guided tour!
    The guided tour will plunge you into the heart of the Middle Ages to the delight of the young and the great!

    Guided tour included in the ticket price
    Last start 18 h 30
    Free visit
    All day without interruption, discover the fortress of Beynac at your own pace with the help of the booklet which will be given to you at the reception.
    Good visit to the Château de Beynac, the most authentic Château-fort of Périgord!
    Last access free visit 19 h 00
    November — March
    Open every day from 10 am-6.30 pm
    All day, free tour with booklet delivered to the reception
    Annual closing in January

    Languages spoken
    Road of the Castle
    Beynac-et-Cazenac
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    Address:

    Chateau de Beynac 24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac

    Sector

    Périgord Noir

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