Beynac-et-Cazenac Art Works and History
Beynac-et-Cazenac Art Works and History /
firmly connected with its past, in relation to the rock on which it is built, is a beautiful village that has retained all its medieval charm.
GUSTAVE LOISEAU 1865 - 1935 PAYSAGE DE DORDOGNE
Beynac, the strategic importance of the Cliff and its plateau had a direct influence on the architectural approach to the defense works. Populated since the Bronze Age, this location was "naturally" protected and became the object of numerous desires. This limestone building, anchored on the banks of the Dordogne River, became the object of many pages in history. Even if the Vézère valley was known for its prehistoric remains from the many paleolithic sites, the caves and shelters built in the rock at Beynac also testify to the presence of reindeer hunters who had inhabited the area close to the river.
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