Château de Beynac



Location: Dordogne département   Map

Constructed: 12th century by barons of Beynac

Open: 10am – 6:30pm

Tel. 05 53 29 50 40


Description of Château de Beynac

Château de Beynac is located in Dordogne département of France. Château de Beynac was constructed in the 12th century  by the barons of Beynac. It was used intensively during  Hundred Years' War then English and French fought each other on annual bases. The citadel once guarded the frontier between the two forces. It was especially important in keeping the English in check who occupied Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. The castle was increased in the 16th and 17th centuries and in 1962 it was restored after years of negligence. Beynac Castle might seem familiar since it was used as a backdrop for several movies including Les Visiteurs (1993), La Fille de d'Artagnan (1994), Ever After (1998), Jeanne d'Arc (1999) and Chocolat (2000).