Visit Château de Beynac

Just a stone’s throw from Sarlat and La Roque-Gageac, and a short journey from us here, is one of the region’s many amazing Châteaux. What sets Château de Beynac apart, however, is the quality of its restoration and upkeep, meaning visitors have access to an amazing piece of medieval history.

« Château de Beynac (Dordogne) » par Gentil Hibou — Travail personnel. Sous licence CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

Château de Beynac Through History

When visiting you will be able to trace the story of the 12th century château and the many famous characters to have spent time within the fortress. Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard ‘Coeur de Lion’ are just two of the famous names from history.

The site fell into the hands of the English and Richard the Lionheart for a short period. It was also a crucial strategic post during the 100 years war.

Stunning Location And Views

The location of the château offers stunning views not only of the Dordogne River and the valley, but also the lush, undulating countryside for miles around.


Opening Times and Prices

The château is open for most of the year, and you are free to visit alone or join a guided tour. Full details of prices and up to date opening times are available on the local tourism website.

Château de Beynac

Have a look at the Périgord – Dordogne tourist information website (in French) for more details on opening times and prices.

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