The village of Beynac is set in the "Grand Site of Aquitaine" area, together with 6 neighboring villages awarded for their peculiar architecture. But Beynac has a character of its own: more defensive that Roque Gageac though more open than Domme, each step rewinds the time machine and offers a glimpse of a true simple medieval village life.
Nested between cliff and river, the walk up on tiny paved streets to the Château's doors is steep but truly rewarding.
Located ten kilometres from Sarlat, the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac is easily recognisable with its impressive castle.
This was the site of a number of fierce medieval battles between the lords of the fortress, who were the allies of the king of France, and the lords of Castelnaud castle who were allies of the Plantagenets, the English royal family.
This village, built on the cliffs along the Dordogne River, is today listed among the 'Most Beautiful Villages of France'.
The river, village and castle form the triad has always made Beynac so special.
With its unique character, Beynac castle is one of the best-preserved and most renowned of the region. This 12th-century medieval building towers over the Dordogne River and overlooks the village, built up on its right bank.
The village center is at 5 minutes walk from Balcon en Forêt Bed and Breakfast
Food Market : from mid-june to mid-september. On Monday morning
:: Francine Bennati (+ 33 188.8.131.52.79)
:: Boucherie de l’abbaye, Le Capeyrou (+ 33 184.108.40.206.93)
:: Les Délices de la vallée, Le Capeyrou (+ 33 220.127.116.11.11)
:: Lacombe, La Balme (+ 33 18.104.22.168.48)
:: Coiffure Mixte, La Balme (+ 33 22.214.171.124.13)
:: BAJ Alexis, rue sol de bonela (+ 33 5 53.29.59.07)
:: Vival Epicerie, le Capeyrou (+ 33 126.96.36.199.11)
:: Galerie d'Art Pierre, Chemin du château (+ 33 188.8.131.52.49)
:: Le Parc (+ 33 184.108.40.206.17)
:: Constant-Rey, La Balme (+ 33 220.127.116.11.18)
:: Le Terroir de Beynac, La Balme (+ 33 18.104.22.168.12)
:: Maison Lembert, La Capeyrou (+ 33 22.214.171.124.45)
:: Taxi Corinne, Bourg de Cazenac Route de l'église (+ 33 126.96.36.199.07)
Clothes shop (adults & children)
:: Ziggi, La Balme (+ 33 188.8.131.52.66)
Primary school - La Grange (+ 33 184.108.40.206.41)
Post Office - La Balme (+ 33 220.127.116.11.45)
Townhall - La Balme (+ 33 18.104.22.168.00)
Community nurse - LOULLIER Pascale, Le Double (+ 33 22.214.171.124.82)
Physiotherapist - HEBRARD Stéphanie, place d'Alsace (+33 126.96.36.199.32)
General medicine - MIGNIOT Jean-Philippe, 3hlm La Balme (+ 33 188.8.131.52.13)