Beynac-Cazenac, a medieval town whose history is narrowly linked to the eponymous family. This noble family played a crucial role during the Hundred Years’ War and was the suzerain of Marqueyssac. In the 12th century, the family ordered the construction of the Château de Beynac. The 15th century chapel contains a statue of St Catherine and was a place of worship for fishers passing by on the Dordogne. This castle has served as a setting for famous films.
Activities in Beynac
Like other towns along the Dordogne, you can explore Beynac on board a Gabarre. Don’t forget to admire the port! For a more daring experience, climb high and gaze upon the castles from the sky in a hot-air balloon. Finally, do not miss the Beynac producers’ market which takes place every Monday morning. It is the perfect occasion to discover the typical local products of the Périgord.