Thursday, 7 February 2008

Beynac Castle

There is no school in France on Wednesday, so we headed out exploring. The main destination was Beynac Castle about 30km away.

As it is the middle winter the place was empty, we had the run of the keep: literally.

I did not get a chance to finesse these photo's as we have been busy with school homework tonight.

Beynac Castle is famous fortress overlooking the Dordogne river.

It was held by King Richard (the Lionheart) from 1189 to 1199 (until his death). 

It was also a stronghold for the French during the 100 years war.

There are some pretty cool nooks and crannies in this place!

Wikipedia on Beynac Castle

Boys were very excited to visit their first real castle.  Just to top their day off, the site/town was buzzed by two low-flying french fighter jets as we were exploring the exterior ramparts.
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