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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Beynac-et-Cazenac
Insee code24040
AltitudeFrom 53 to 288 meters
Surface12.74 km²
Population559 inhabitants
Density43 inhabitants/km²


National labelsVézac at 2.3 km (4 min)
Chief townPérigueux (at 64 km, 72 min)Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse at 2.6 km (5 min)
DepartmentDordogneCastelnaud-la-Chapelle at 4.2 km (8 min)
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At the heart of Black Perigord, clinging to one of the most beautiful cliffs of the Dordogne valley, the medieval village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, scored one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, offers a page of history.

The origins of Beynac, contrary to appearances, are not medieval but older. It is in effect from 2 000 BC. JC that the people of the Bronze Age chose this site for settlement. Remains have also been found near the Archaeological Park. The Gauls have also served to control the trade in wine from Italy.

The castle, doubtless intended to monitor the Dordogne, must have existed in the 9th century, when northern populations upriver and spreading terror.

Simon de Montfort captured the castle in the early 13th century but Beynac reclaim their property through the intervention of Philip Augustus in 1217. The castle remains a family property until 1761, when the marriage of Marie-Claude de Beynac with Christophe de Beaumont. One of the descendants sold it in 1961.

At the time of the Hundred Years War, the fortress of Beynac was one of the French fortresses. The Dordogne then served as border between France and England, not far from the other side of the Dordogne, the Castle Castelnaud was in British hands.

The castle has often served as a framework for shooting films: La Fille de d'Artagnan by Bertrand Tavernier in 1994, 2nd Les Visiteurs (The Corridors of Time) by Jean-Marie Poire in 1997, and Jeanne d'Arc by Luc Besson 1999.

On August 15, 1827, the village Cazenac, located 5 km, is attached to Beynac prefectural decision ratified by a royal ordinance.

On the outskirts of the fortress, the village grew around an enclosure partitioned by several fortified gates. Several areas appear: the barri Cafourque, barri del Soucy (district weavers) or Port. It remains active until the 19th s and was a major stop for gabariers coming down the river to Bordeaux for transporting various goods (staves, cereal?). In addition to trade, fisheries and agriculture, the cultivation of hemp and the building industry (working stone and wood) are flourishing of the Revolution until the mid 19th century

The shopping tour will take you from the castle - which is one of the finest examples of medieval architecture - the old port until the narrow streets of cobblestone lined with houses facades typical blonde wearing d 'imposing tiled roofs.

Everything is then ready for a gourmet stopover or a walk along the Dordogne scow.


  • The castle of Beynac.
  • The boat trips on the Dordogne.
  • The Archaeological Park.
  • The church Cazenac.
  • In season, a tour of the village to explore the different neighborhoods.
  • Hobbies: canoeing, hiking, fishing, swimming, hot air balloon flights, bike mountain bike ...
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Beynac-et-Cazenac
MonumentsCastle of Beynac,   Church Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Beynac,   Church Saint-Martial


  • Fireworks on August 15.
  • Mid-June to mid-September: Farmers Market Country on Monday morning from 9am to 13pm.


  • Gardens Marqueyssac.
  • Castle Castelnaud.
  • Villages of Domme and La Roque-Gageac.
  • Tree climbing, climbing, caving, flying a microlight ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Canoe or kayak hire in the DordogneNature and the outdoorsFrom 13 € to 21 €Carsac-Aillac (10.2 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in PérigordLocal flavoursFrom 6 € to 10 €Saint-Cyprien (13 km)
Maiden flight and microlight lessonsSports sensationsFrom 45 € to 159 €Belvès (13.2 km)
Horse rides and lessons in Black PérigordNature and the outdoorsFrom 6 € to 59 €Campagne (15.7 km)

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French cuisine restaurantLe Relais des Cinq Châteaux  
Le Relais des Cinq Châteaux takes its name from the splendid views from its terrace. Sitting comfortably, you can actually see five castles amidst the beautiful landscape of the Black...
Located 1.9 km from Beynac-et-Cazenac35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLo Gorissado  
dropoff window HISTORY - This is a few kilometers from the medieval town of Sarlat-la- Caneda the heart of Black Perigord, the Lo Gorissado restaurant welcomes you in a charming environment....
Located 3.4 km from Beynac-et-Cazenac32 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Villa du Roque
La Roque-Gageac
PÉRIGORD BLACK - At the foot of Domme, Vitrac on the road between Port and Cenac, La Villa du Roque promises you a delightful culinary journey, beer and gourmet version. The Villa has...
Located 3.8 km from Beynac-et-Cazenac33 € per person 

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Farm with 3 bedroomsChambres d'Hôtes Balcon en Foret  
Bed and Breakfast Balcon en Forêt welcomes you, peacefully hidden on a hill among fig and walnut trees, a 5 mn walk away from Beynac, from its medieval streets, terraces, canoes and...
Located in Beynac-et-CazenacFrom 145 € to 175 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsClos Gaillardou  
La Roque-Gageac
You live in a beautiful house Perigord, in the heart of Black Périgord and Valley Dordogne. Point fall highlight for visiting Sarlat, Lascaux, Domme... On site swimming pool, playground...
Located 6.3 km from Beynac-et-Cazenac55 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes ' la touille '    
At the heart of Périgord Noir 3 bedrooms with bathroom and WC, near Sarlat, Domme, Roque gageac, beynac, Les Eyzies, Lascaux, Rocamadour, ect... Padirac recommended by routard aqitaine...
Located 6.8 km from Beynac-et-CazenacFrom 51 € to 56 € the double room 

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House for 5 personsChez Tantine
Storey dwelling at the edge of the river Dordogne (70 m) beach, vacation canoés. 90 m², with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, a toilet, a terrace with table, chairs, village barbecue....
Located 1.2 km from Beynac-et-CazenacFrom 300 € to 600 € per week 
House for 10 personsEnveaux  
Recent house comfortable on a hill in a green, without opposite and fenced. A 200 m from the river and near the most beautiful sites of the Perigord 20 km from Sarlat.
Located 4.1 km from Beynac-et-CazenacFrom 450 € to 1500 € per week 
House for 4 personsCharmante maison de village à Domme
House renovated with taste in the center of the old village of Domme, with garden. R-D-C: Living room, kitchen, utility room. 1st floor: Twin bedroom, living room with sofa bed, bathroom...
Located 7.4 km from Beynac-et-CazenacFrom 500 € to 900 € per week 

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0 places over 1 haVillage de la Combe  
Located 800 meters from the Porte des Tours, 10 km south of Sarlat, our Holiday Village consists of 12 individual chalets, comfort nestled in a wooded park of 2 hectares. Calm and relaxation...
Located 8 km from Beynac-et-Cazenac 
136 places over 7 haCamping Indigo Sarlat - Les Perières   
In Sarlat, the capital of the Perigord noir... The Sarlat - Les Périères **** Indigo campsite is ideally located in the Dordogne, just 500 metres from the historical centre of the medieval...
Located 8.8 km from Beynac-et-Cazenac 
174 places over 5 haCamping du Domaine de Maillac    
Camping du Domaine de Maillac is situated 10 minutes from Sarlat, which is very picturesque, medieval town. By day, you can admire the beautiful architecture, wander through the extensive...
Located 12.7 km from Beynac-et-CazenacFrom 19.70 € to 24 € per day 

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Hôtel Pontet - Hotel in Beynac-et-CazenacHôtel Pontet     
Located in one of France's most beautiful villages, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from Château de Beynac and 10 km from Sarlat. It is set in an ancient sheep barn and offers en suite...
Located in Beynac-et-Cazenac
Hotel du Chateau - Hotel in Beynac-et-CazenacHotel du Chateau     
Hotel du Chateau welcomes you in the heart of Dordogne, one of the most beautiful French villages in the middle of the Périgord Noir. The comfortable and recently renewed rooms come...
Located in Beynac-et-CazenacRoom from 40 €
Les Dépendances de Monrecour - Hotel in Beynac-et-CazenacLes Dépendances de Monrecour    
Les Dépendances de Monrecour is located in Périgord Noir region, in the heart of the Dordogne Valley and offers 1 swimming pool and 1 paddling pool. It features en suite rooms and self-catering...
Located 1.7 km from Beynac-et-CazenacRoom from 65 €

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La Roseraie Hôtel
La Roseraie Hôtel is set in a 19th century bourgeois mansion alongside the Vezere River, in the village of Montignac. The swimming pool set in the huge...
Perigord noir Maison 8pers avec piscine
Belle maison du Perigord dans domaine 32 ha, 4 chambres, renovation luxe, piscine 4x13
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