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Sara van Roon, Sculpture.

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Village of ' GALLERY FRANCE '

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located in one of the most beautiful villages in France !Beynac et Cazenac
Dordogne


The Château de Beynac is a castle situated in thecommune of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the Dordognedépartement of France. The castle is one of the best-preserved and best known in the region. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of theDordogne River. History

The castle was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley.
The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defences were built up on the plateau: double crenellated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.
The oldest part of the castle is a large, square-shaped, Romanesquekeepwith vertical sides and few openings, held together with attached watch towers and equipped with a narrow spiral staircase terminating on a cre…