On holiday in the Périgord Noir? The medieval village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the heart of the Dordogne valley, is a must-see!
A stroll through the narrow streets, a guided tour and a visit to the castle dating from Middle AgesA rich programme awaits you at Beynac-et-Cazenac. Follow the guide!
Beynac-et-Cazenac, one of the most beautiful villages in France
Did you know? The village of Beynac dates from the 12th century.e century, like the castle of the same name. Explore the heart of this emblematic Périgord Noir village and stroll through its charming little streets!
The narrow streets and architecture of Beynac, typical of the Dordogne
A visit to Beynac-et-Cazenac is a pleasant stroll through its historic centre. cobbled streets. You'll love discovering its neighbourhoods, also known as "barris", and the heart of the city. medieval and its houses in blonde stone. Don't forget to take the stairs in rue de la Laïcité, near the Tourist Office, to enjoy the view of the Dordogne. You'll no doubt come across the rue Marius Rossillon: known as O'Galop, this watercolour artist was the creator of the Michelin Bibendum... and a resident of Beynac! If you want to extend your stay in the Périgord Noir, you're sure to find a bed and breakfast around the bend in one of Beynac's typical houses. Or a campsite not far from the town centre. Not forgetting the market, every Monday morning in summer.
Enjoy a guided tour of Beynac-et-Cazenac
To discover all the secrets and remarkable places in the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, opt for the Beynac-et-Cazenac tour. with a guide ! It's a great way to discover places you've never seen before, like the church of Notre-Dame, which is closed to the public. You'll also find out everything you need to know about the activities of the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac in the Middle Ages. Middle Ages You'll also be able to take a look at some of the region's most popular tourist attractions: inland waterway transport and the famous flat-bottomed barges, fishing and woodworking. Tours private or group are organised by the Sarlat-Périgord Noir tourist office.
Things to do in and around Beynac
Once you've visited the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, there are still plenty of places to visit and activities to discover! Plan a visit to the Château de Beynac during your stay, and why not take a trip (in a canoe or gabare) on the Dordogne?
Discovering Beynac Castle
The spectacular Château de Beynac, perched more than 150 metres above the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac since the 12th century, is one of the world's most spectacular castles.e century, offers a point of view overlooking the Dordogne valley. A key site in the defence of the region during the Hundred Years' War, Beynac Castle is now a must-see tourist attraction in the Périgord. And with good reason: its state of conservation is impressive. You may have seen it as a film set, but now you can visit it for real! You'll need to do a bit of walking to get there, or choose a car park at the top to spare your calves. And for lovers of fortified castles, head a little further south in the Dordogne: the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle castle awaits you for another discovery!
River boat trip on the Dordogne
And why not admire Beynac-et-Cazenac from another point of view? Boat trips on the Dordogne are always very popular, especially in summer. You'll catch a glimpse of Beynac castle, of course, as well as Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, the gardens at Marqueyssac... in short, an unforgettable panorama from the river!
Other villages and places to visit in Périgord noir
Near Beynac, in the Vézère valley or on the Dordogne valley, many villages, castles and places to visit await you:
- The gardens of Eyrignac ;
- Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère ;
- Coly Saint-Amand ;
- Domme ;
- La Roque-Gageac...
Some of them are listed among the Most Beautiful Villages in France: real gems in the heart of the Périgord Noir!
How do I get to the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac?
Almost all roads lead to Beynac-et-Cazenac. Depending on the location of your holiday home or campsite in the Périgord Noir, access to the village is very easy.
- From Sarlat Take the D57.
- From La Roque-Gageac Follow the D703, straight ahead!
- From Castelnaud-la-Chapelle castle Cross the Dordogne on the D57, then join the D703.