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Château de Beynac

The Dordogne's iconic medieval fortress

Welcome to Château de Beynac

Beynac Castle is one of the best preserved and most famous in Périgord.
It was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac, who controlled the road and waterways of the Dordogne from here. Transporters had to pay the Seigneur de Beynac a right-of-way fee, thus reinforcing the latter's economic power.

During the Hundred Years' War, it was used as a French stronghold, with the Dordogne serving as the border between France and England, and facing the Castelnaud castle taken by the English.

The château consists of a Romanesque square keep adjoining a dwelling. It was listed as a historic monument in 1944.

During your visit, you'll discover the guard room adjoining the keep, the Salle des Etats du Périgord, which served as a meeting room for the baronies (Bourdeille, Biron, Beynac and Mareuille), the terrace of the spur with its breathtaking view over the Dordogne valley, the kitchens with their imposing fireplace and the barbican, an advanced fortification designed to protect the fortress's main entrance and slow down enemies.



Pricing details

Individual rates

  • Adult: €11.50
  •  Young people aged 11-16: €7
  •  Children under 10: FREE

Self-guided tour with cell phone guide available from château reception (please bring a charged phone)

Group rates (25 pers. or MORE) on reservation

-with an accompanying guide (+ €2 per participant)

-Free with an audioguide to be reserved ( + 2 € )

-Free with a guided tour on your cell phone, available at the château reception desk (please bring a charged phone).

  • Adult: €7
  •  Young people aged 12-16: €4.50
  •  Children aged 5-11: €3.50

Dates and times

Château de Beynac is open all year round, every day from 10am to 7pm. Last departure 6pm

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Château de Beynac 24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac


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