Approaching Beynac Castle on the Dordogne River
Beynac town and Beynac Castle.
Beynac town, on way to castle seen at upper right
Entrance to Beynac Castle
The Barons of Beynac, 1115 to 2015
Dordogne River from the castle parapets. In the distance is Chateau Castelnaud. During 100 Year War Beynac was French, Castelnaud supported English during most of period.
Chateau Castelnaud from Dordogne River
Chateau Castelnaud, now a museum for medieval weaponry. Fought against Beynac during 100 Year War.
For security, the lord and lady lived in a large room at the top of the tallest tower, accessed by a narrow winding staircase.
heavy duty crossbow
Catapult arm has been released and is about to launch stone.
Model of 2-man catapult. Man walked within each wheel to provide force to load the arm into firing position.
View from our hotel balcony, rue Victor Hugo.
Sarlat, near town center.
Sarlat street, near our hotel entrance.
St. Cirq Lapopie
In artist's studio