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Château de Beynac
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Château de Beynac

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Château de Beynac

The Château de Beynac is one of the most beautiful example of medieval castle in France. Never taken but temporarily "occupied" by Richard Lion Heart in the 12th Century, it once was defensively facing the english territories across the river. 
Property of the Lords of Beynac until 1962, it has since been undergoing a 100 years renovation plan under the direction of the new owners. 50 years later, it is engulfing the visitor in a tale of war, crusade and architecture. 
If you only have a couple of days in Dordogne this is the Château to see absolutely.

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Dordogne

Known otherwise as the Dordogne, Perigord and Gascony are the heart and soul of la belle France, a land of dense oak forests, winding rivers, emerald-green fields and famously rich country cooking. It’s the stuff of which French dreams are made: turreted châteaux and medieval villages line the riverbanks, wooden-hulled gabarres (traditional flat-bottomed, wooden boats) ply the waterways, and market stalls overflow with foie gras, truffles, walnuts, cheeses and fine wines.

The Dordogne département has a bevy of bastides (fortified towns) and fantastic medieval castles, as well as Europe’s most spectacular cave paintings, and probably the best cuisine. To the northeast, the Limousin région – encompassing the Haute-Vienne, Creuse and Corrèze départements – is the most rural, strewn with farms and hamlets, as well as the porcelain centre, Limoges. To the south, the Lot département is ribboned with rivers to cruise and caverns to explore, plus dramatic hilltop villages, and medieval settlements.

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Other Local Activities in Dordogne

  • Abbaye de St- Pierre
  • Albi
  • Auch
  • Autoire
  • Basilique Saint Sernin de Toulouse
  • Bergerac
  • Beynac-et-Cazenac
  • Bourdeilles
  • Brantme
  • Cahors
  • Castres
  • Cathdrale St-Pierre de Condom
  • Cathdrale Ste-Marie d'Auch
  • Chteau de Castelnaud
  • Chteau de Monbazillac
  • Château de Beynac
  • Château de Biron
  • Château de Commarque
  • Château de Hautefort
  • Château de Losse
  • Château de Marqueyssac
  • Château de Puymartin
  • Château des Milandes
  • Cordes sur Ciel
  • Domme
  • Dordogne Valley
  • Larressingle
  • Les Eyzies
  • Maison Forte de Reignac
  • Montauban
  • Muse Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Notre-Dame de Rocamadour
  • Prigueux
  • Sarlat
  • St-Jean-de-Cle
  • Toulouse
  • Vieux Palais