On the way to Sarlat was passed through Beynac and decided to stop to visit the castle on top of the hill. I was thankful that we weren't in peak season as I had to negotiate the narrow streets and park the car.
After parking the car we walked up to the top of the limestone village to see the castle. We decided not to go into the castle, but had a quick look round the top if the village and spent some time at one of the vantage points looking out over Dordogne river and the valley below. In the distance we could see the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle castle in the distance. Castelnaud-la-Chapelle was held by the English during the 100yrs War and large catapults were used to fire between the English and French held Beynac.
|Climbing up to the castle in Beynac|
Another stunning limestone town we had a quick look round the pedestrian area which was looking great in the late summer sunshine.
|The main square in Sarlat|
We started with paté with a heart of foie gras, the main was a cep omlette with some very tasty saladaise potatoes and dessert was a tarte au noix.
|Menu du jour at Le Saint Julien in Sarlat|
Once in the village we bought some ice creams in the market square (excellent if you get to go) and sat eating them while looking out over the village below. I was too busy eating my two scoops to take any photos of Domme and the one below is the only pic I managed to take.