Château de Beynac
Chateau Beynac is a stunning medieval fortified chateau that sits high above the Dordogne River. This heritage listed medieval castle has stunning views across the Dordogne valley and offers a unique glimpse into the history of the time. Chateau Beynac is built on a plateau with a sheer cliff to one side on the banks of the Dordogne River. With the cliff acting as a natural defense the castle was built up on the plateau and features double crenelated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, and double barbican. In 1050 Hélie de Beynac, the first known and recorded lord, installed the first fortified presence Castrum.
Credits: Everything dordogne