Beynac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Beynac in Dordogne

Visit Beynac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: One of the most beautiful villages in France and also with stunning views and on of the most impressive Dordogne castles, Beynac is unmissable when you visit

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Beynac. For detailed visitor information see the Beynac travel guide.

Beynac is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 51 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Beynac is 456 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Beynac

High on a clifftop and beautifully restored, the Chateau de Beynac is our favourite castle in the region: Chateau de Beynac

Tourist classifications for Beynac include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Jardins de Marqueyssac at 2 km and Chateau de Castelnaud at 3 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Beynac, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Beynac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Dordogne

Map of places to visit near Beynac

Markets in and near Beynac

  • Domme: market Thursday (7km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (8km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (8km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (13km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (18km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (19km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Cazals: market Sunday (22km)

More information about Beynac, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Beynac, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Beynac.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Causses du Quercy (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (7km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (8km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (13km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (16km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (26km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (27km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (27km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (51km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (55km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (2km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (6km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (7km)
  • Jardin de Conty (8km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (16km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (17km)
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (18km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (21km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (34km)
  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte du Grand Roc (15km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (38km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Beynac

Canton: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

Postcode: 24220

Distance to Beynac

from Perigueux (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 456 km

from Calais: 681 km

from Nice: 504 km

from Bordeaux: 135 km

from Strasbourg: 653 km

Getting here

Beynac is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at either Bergerac (or Bordeaux). Alternatively to drive from the cross-channel ports takes around 9-11 hours. For driving distances to Beynac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allas-les-Mines, Bezenac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Cenac-et-Saint-Julien, Cladech, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Saint-Andre-D'Allas, Saint-Cybranet, Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse, Sarlat, Veyrines-de-Domme and Vezac.

This page in French: Visiter Beynac