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Château de Beynac
Well Preserved Medieval Castle in France

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The Château de Beynac is a castle situated in the commune of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the Dordogne département of France. The castle is one of the best preserved and best-known in the region.

This medieval castle, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River.

Visitors to the castle can see sumptuous tapestries showing hunting and other scenes from the lives of the lords of the period. The Château de Beynac has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1944.

The village of Beynac below the chateau, also served as a location for the film Chocolat by Lasse Hallström, in 2000.



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Film Location For:

Les visiteurs I (1993)    Dordogne

La fille de d'Artagnan (1994)    by Bertrand Tavernier

Ever After (1998)    by Andy Tennant

Jeanne d'Arc (1999)    by Luc Besson







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