During the 12th and 13th Century, the Lords of Beynac were some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in France. The reason was simple… The river Dordogne provided the easiest and safest travel of good (chestnuts, walnuts, wood and wine) from the Dordogne to Bordeaux. Everything had to pass through Beynac. Of course, in exchange for protection and speed of travel, The Lord of Beynac took his share of the profits!
There are multiple rooms of historical significance, perfectly preserved within the castle. It’s well worth visiting and the views from the top are breathtaking! You can easily see why so Beynac Castle had such control over the Dordogne!