Quest to explore ‘Chateau de Beynac’
Following an adventurous last few days, its been great to get back to exploring new places…. making our visit to Chateau de Beynac so much fun with our ‘Quest to find the Missing Treasure’…. using a simple treasure hunt to make ‘learning history fun’….
The Chateau may seem familiar to those who watched the ‘Joan de Arc‘ film by Luc Besson’… its impressive presence makes it the perfect place to showcase French History. In fact the Chateau had 3 key periods in it’s own history (12-13th Century, 14th Century and 17th Century)
Having studied the Crusades, this castle was taken by Richard the Lionheart in 1189 and was kept until the siege of Chalus in 1199… Returning to French hands until 1360, it was then occupied again by the English until the French victory at Castillon-la-Bataille ended the ‘One Hundred Year’ war.