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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’….

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W​ith so much historical significance in the ‘One Hundred Year War’… it even featured in our recent ‘Learning About European History‘ homeschooling…

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)

O​ther leading Chateaus lie nearby including Castelnaud, Fayrac and Marqueyssac.. yet Beynac drew our attention due to its links with our homeschooling…

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.


A​ brilliant end to this part of our Dordogne adventure… we all can’t wait to return in September..



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Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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