On vacation in the Périgord Noir? The medieval village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the heart of the Dordogne valley, is a must-see!

Walk in the streets, guided tour, discovery of its castle Middle ages, stroll on the river… A rich program awaits you in Beynac-et-Cazenac. Follow the leader !

Beynac-et-Cazenac, one of the most beautiful villages in France

Did you know ? The town of Beynac dates from the 12the century, like the castle of the same name. Discover the heart of this emblematic village of Périgord Noir and stroll through its charming streets!

The streets and architecture of Beynac, typical of the Dordogne

The visit to Beynac-et-Cazenac is a pleasant stroll through its cobbled streets. You will love discovering its neighborhoods, also called “barris”, its heart Medieval and its houses in blond stone. Consider taking the stairs on rue de la Laïcité, near the Tourist Office, to take advantage of the viewpoint over the Dordogne. You will undoubtedly pass by rue Marius Rossillon: known as O'Galop, this watercolor artist was the creator of the Michelin bibendum... and resident of Beynac! To extend your stay in the Périgord Noir, you will surely find guest rooms at the bend of an alley, in one of the houses so typical of Beynac. Or a campsite not far from the town center. Without forgetting the market, to explore every Monday morning in the summer season.

Enjoy a guided tour of Beynac-et-Cazenac

To know all the secrets and remarkable places of the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, opt for the visit with a guide ! A good idea for exploring new places, such as Notre-Dame church, which is closed to the public. You will also become knowledgeable about the activities of the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac at the time of Middle ages : inland navigation and the famous barges, flat-bottomed boats, fishing and even wood crafts. Visits private or group are organized by the Sarlat-Périgord Noir tourist office.

What activities to do in Beynac and surrounding areas?

Have you toured the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac? There are still many places to visit and activities to discover! Plan a visit to Beynac Castle during your stay, and why not, a trip (in a canoe or barge) on the Dordogne?

Discovery of Beynac Castle

The spectacular Château de Beynac, perched more than 150 meters above the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac since the XNUMXth centurye century, offers a point of view breathtaking view of the Dordogne valley. High place of defense of the region during the Hundred Years War, Beynac castle is today an essential place for tourism in Périgord. And for good reason: its state of conservation is impressive. You may have seen it as a set in the cinema, today you can visit it in real life! Plan a bit of an uphill walk to get there, or choose a parking lot at the top to spare your calves. And for lovers of fortified castles, go a little further south of the Dordogne: the castle of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle awaits you for another discovery!

Boat trip on the Dordogne

And why not admire Beynac-et-Cazenac from another point of view? Barge rides on the Dordogne are always very popular, especially in summer. You will see the castle of Beynac of course, that of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, the gardens of 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 in 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 are classified among the Most Beautiful Villages in France: real gems in the heart of the Périgord Noir!

How to get to the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac?

Almost all roads lead to Beynac-et-Cazenac. Depending on the location of your vacation spot or campsite in Périgord Noir, it is very easy to access the village.

  • From Sarlat : take the D57 road.
  • From La Roque-Gageac : follow the D703 road, it's straight ahead!
  • From the castle of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle : cross the Dordogne on the D57, then join the D703 road.

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