Dordogne

The Dordogne is a perfect holiday destination to rent a house with friends or family, with children of all ages.

The Dordogne Valley has a rich heritage. You can visit sumptuous castles and French gardens, explore prehistoric sites, wander the streets of many villages among the most beautiful in France, enjoy foie gras or even fly over the valley from a hot air balloon!

To visit

The villages

  • Sarlat
  • La Roque-Gageac
  • Domme
  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
  • Monbazillac
  • Monpazier
  • Beynac-et-Cazenac
  • Saint-Cyprien

The Castles

  • Castelnaud Castle
  • Milandes Castle
  • Montfort Castle
  • Beynac Castle
  • Commarque Castle
  • Biron Castle
  • Losse Castle

The prehistoric sites

  • Lascaux II
  • Combarelles cave
  • Rouffignac cave
  • Font de Gaume
  • Abri du Cap Blanc
  • The Roc de Cazelle caves

The activities

Sports

  • Going down the Dordogne river in a canoe
  • Hiking ( GR6 )
  • Bike
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis
  • Golf in Siorac
  • Leisure center and lakes with beaches for swimming

Cutural

  • The Grand Roc cave
  • The Cro-Magnon museum
  • The museum of prehistory in Eyzies
  • The "Cabanes du Breuil"
  • The Marqueyssac gardens
  • The Eyrignac gardens
  • Vesunna Site and Museum

Entertainment

  • The Aquarium of the black Perigord
  • Foie gras tasting
  • Visit a truffle
  • Truffle tasting
  • Hot air balloon above the Dordogne valley
  • Local markets in Sarlat et Montignac

Useful links

Getting here

By car

  • From Paris : via the highway A20
  • From Lyon : via the highway A89
  • From Toulouse : via the highway A20
  • From Bordeaux : via the highway A89

By train

  • Perigueux train station : 30 miles
  • Bergerac train station : 30 miles
  • Brive-La-Gaillarde train station : 40 miles

  By plane

  • Bergerac Dordogne Périgord airport : 30 miles
  • Toulouse Blagnac airport : 110 miles
  • Bordeaux airport : 125 miles

Using a car is highly recommended to easily move into Dordogne's different spots and villages.