Stroll in the footsteps of the Middle Ages.
This medieval village, listed as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", can be recognised by the spectacular fortress that has dominated the village for almost 1000 years, solidly anchored 150 metres above it! All year round, the castle offers self-guided tours with a booklet, guided tours and even costumed tours!
There's more to visit here than just the castle: the charm of this medieval village with its unique character can be seen in its typical houses with lauze roofs, its fortified gates, its narrow cobbled streets and squares and its neighbourhoods also known as the "barrys", its seigniorial chapel, now the church of Sainte Marie, its calvary overlooking the Dordogne, its castle and its exceptionally beautiful panoramas!
Feeling like you've seen it all before? No problem! It's a place famous to film-makers, and has been used as a location for films such as Les Visiteurs and Joan of Arc.
Not surprising, given that it is one of the best-preserved châteaux in the region.
Beynac-et-Cazenac can be visited on land, of course, but also on water with the gabares or in a canoe, or in the skies with hot-air balloons; the choice is yours!
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- The village of Castelnaud la Chapelle and its castle
- The village of La Roque Gageac
- The village of Domme
- The Gardens of Marqueyssac