Beynac, the Dordogne Valley & Périgord


Overview and culture

Perigord’s charm attracts more visitors than any other inland region in France. Beynac and the Fermette, actually overlooking the Dordogne, are no exception.

Attractions are almost too numerous to mention – it appealed to pre-historic man too!
Nearby, origins of the oldest known culture of ‘modern man’ can be explored. The best preserved prehistoric sites, spanning some 20,000 years abound in cultured art; Lascaux II (nearby) is a World Heritage site.

And there is more…

Dordogne: views, valleys, canoeing and swimming

Castles and Chateau of Aquitaine: five in the immediate area

Vineyards of Bergerac and Montpazier: to the West

Ancient Houses and Farms: dry stone walls and steep roofs, round house cabanes

Bastides: villages très beaux…

Not to forget truffles, walnuts and the geese and ducks – sometimes hard to avoid!


Some great places to visit

On the doorstep and within a 10 kilometre radius

Beynac – Sarlat – St Cyprien – Castelnaud – Marqueyssac – La Roque – Domme – Milandes – Puymartin

Within a 25 kilometres radius

Monpazier – Les Eyzies – Font de Gaume (cave) – Montignac (Lascaux II) – Beaumont – Cadouin – Belves – Tremolat – Montfort – Grogelac (cave) – Le Roque St Christophe – Beaumont – La Bugue

Or up to 60km

Bergerac – Cahors – Brive – Perigueux – Rocamadour – Brantome

See more of the area…