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Vibrate to the rhythm of the Dordogne River...

For history and culture enthusiasts, the department is teeming with treasures as numerous as they are fabulous:

The Valley of Man happens to be the European Capital of Prehistory: it is full of many sites classified as UNESCO Heritage including the world famous: Center International d'Art Parietal (LASCAUX IV),

but also the Cave of Font-de-Gaume, the Gouffre de Proumeyssac, or the National Museum of Prehistory.

The Dordogne Valley is also called the Valley of a Thousand and One Castles and it is not for nothing… It numbers more than 550 because of its position as the border between England and France during the Hundred War years.  The most famous castles are the Forteresse de Beynac (it served as the setting for the shooting of many cinematographic films including The Visitors), the Château de Castelnaud, the Château des Milandes (formerly owned by Joséphine Baker), the Château de Biron, the Château de Commarque ... While remaining in the architectural discoveries of the Middle Ages, go and visit famous Bastides such as Domme, Monpazier, Eymet and Villefranche-du-Périgord.

The Dordogne is a department full of villages classified as "most beautiful villages in France", the most impressive of which are: Beynac and Cazenac, Roque-Gageac, Belvès, Domme, Limeuil and Monpazier.

You will find different theme parks for families with children of all ages: Le Bournat, Bois des Lutins, Aqua Parc,

Le Conquil, La Forêt des Ecureuils ...

For the more athletic, a myriad of activities is available to you:

Different canoe routes will allow you to descend the river to enjoy unspoiled landscapes with wild accents.

Various hikes are available to you through the countless paths  


Visits over time ...

The castles and caves are certainly the reputation of our department, but you can also discover many unusual places and activities, vestiges of a past time, or even yet to come !!! ...

Museums dedicated to particular themes, around gastronomy, breeding, crafts or local legends. Enhance your stay and vary the pleasures by making a detour through an atypical stopover in Périgord.

The Belvès spinning mill

Rouzique paper mill

Escape game in Belvès

Museum of the Street of Passing Time

Périgord Events - Adventure stays

Le Bournat Park


Discover new thrilling practices ... from gentle to extreme for the more daring of you!

Holidays are also the time to indulge in new activities or to rediscover them in a new light. As a couple with friends for athletes and families, there is something for everyone. The Périgord will offer you the chance to marvel at  such remarkable natural spaces.

A myriad of activities is available to you: The unmissable canoe trip on the Dordogne and Vézère, or even without rowing the barge ride. But also tree climbing, via ferrata, swimming, golf, horse riding, cycling, hiking, fishing, sports, shows, creative activities.

For those who would like to gain height, nothing like a hot-air balloon ride over the valley and its castles and even for the most intrepid a parachute jump, a microlight flight ...

A Canoë Raid in Siorac, Riding Granted to Cadouin, Cycl'Hope bike rental with guide in Lalinde, Eco Rando 24 in Castelnaud la Chapelle, Big Bird acrobatic course Bugue, Via ferrata at the Gardens of Marqueyssac, ACTIVE A Paintball  Bubble Ball and, Arc Touch, Foot Darts… Bourniquel, ULM 24 in Belvès, Monkeys Forest Accrobranche in Carsac-Aillac, Jacquou Parc  family attractions in Le BugueAt the Etangs du Bos water park in Saint Chamassy





For anyone in search of communion with nature, you arrive in an unmistakable sanctuary. Immerse yourself in history and immerse yourself in the generations of gatherers, hunters, pilgrim walkers, and riders who have followed one another from the cradle of humanity.

  A multitude of activities are offered: hiking (on foot, on horseback, by bike) on trails or in the forest, swimming in rivers or bodies of water and nautical bases, fishing, country picnics, discovering the landscapes by bike also by canoe ...


Plethora of circuits for lovers of walks are available to you, combining the useful with the pleasant with the possibility of discovering heritage monuments but also educational hikes targeting fauna and flora, crafts of yesteryear, heritage, architecture ...

You can stroll on the circuit of the Abbey of Cadouin, the loop of Allas by the Breuil huts, the circuit starting from Meyrals, the loop of Saint-Avit-Sénieur, Lalinde-Limeuil, along the Dordogne to Allas les Mines, the Viaducts loop, the Rocher du Corbeau loop ...

Forest, bike rides, Santiago de Compostela trails, fishing, water bodies and nautical bases, swimming in the Dordogne ...

In the surroundings, swimming has always been practiced in the Dordogne river and the Vézère river, but also in streams such as the Céou, or different bodies of water. Several accesses with beach and possibility of picnics and barbecue are available to you:

The closest is at the exit of Paleyrac, do not hesitate to ask me for access I would be happy to share this Paleyrac beach with you!

Beach of the Buisson de Cadouin

24480 Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

One of the most spacious beaches on the Dordogne with lawns and a supervised swimming area in summer.

Coux Beach

24220 Coux-et-Bigaroque

A pebble beach on the banks of the Dordogne, with a delimited area supervised for the youngest and a playground

Bac de Sors Beach

24480 Alles-sur-Dordogne

One of the nicest beaches on the Dordogne in the region, but beware, its size is small and it quickly gets full in summer. From the beach the view is magnificent over imposing limestone cliffs.

Limeuil port beach

24510 Limeuil

Limeuil beach is located just downstream from the confluence between the Vézère and the Dordogne. Little bottom and current: we go there more for a dip than for swimming performances!

Buoy descent on the Dordogne

Descent in inflatables on the Dordogne, to relax, cool off and discover the landscapes over the water: pure pleasure!



Flora and fauna

Do you have a desire for escape and unconditional freedom?

Nothing's easier ! Just let yourself be carried away in one of the many remarkable Gardens and Parks of the  Perigord. They will intoxicate you with perfumes, and intoxicate all your senses until you reach self-forgetfulness. Whether they are topiaries, hanging, panoramic or water, the emotions will obviously be there.

You will find a selection of must-see sites in topiary art, both by their geography (panoramic and hanging gardens), their rare species (arboretum) and their specificities (exotic or water, French, English …)

Topiary, hanging, panoramic or water gardens

Discover below a very attractive selection of the most beautiful gardens. To achieve such results it takes years of work and considerable maintenance. Welcome to our lush green surroundings.

Take an immoderate enthusiasm to discover these enchanting and magical places!

Gardens of Marqueyssac

Panoramic gardens of Limeuil

Carsac water gardens

Gardens of Eyrignac

Planbuisson Bamboo Gardens

Exotic garden of Roque Gageac




Unbeatable by its fame, Périgord is emblematic of the South-West and its quality of life. This is obviously experienced through its essential local products of course: Foie gras, truffles, Bergerac wines, strawberries, walnuts, chestnuts, porcini mushrooms, and also new artisans apply to enrich your tables through the production of sturgeon, beer, confectionery, jams, cheese, honey ...


So many dishes that have a main place in your family and convivial gatherings make our dear department one of the jewels of French gastronomy.



You can stock up on these local products all year round by visiting our traditional markets, our country farmers' markets, not to mention our nightly gourmet markets. You may be taught the secrets of the best recipes handed down for generations to enhance these gifts of nature.

During your visits to towns and villages of interest you will find countless number of producers' shops and regional products.
What if you chose your products directly at the manufacturing site? Join the breeders of the region in the farms of Périgord.
Goose or duck farms, truffle farms or goat cheese producers, also consider stopping off at beekeepers and distillers!

PRODUCERS MARKET DAYS in the mornings:

Monday: Beynac, Les Eyzies
Tuesday: Le Bugue, Beaumont
Wednesday: Cadouin, Siorac, Bergerac, Sarlat
Thusday :
Friday: Le Buisson de Cadouin
Saturday: Le Bugue, Belvès, Beaumont, Bergerac, Sarlat
Sunday: Saint-Cyprien

Locally Yours - Farmers' store in Le Buisson

Farmhouse Inn :

Ferme Auberge La Borie Blanche in Domme

Ferme Auberge de Montalieu Haut in Saint Cybranet

Brusquand farm in Marquay

Ferme Auberge La Table du Chauffour in Saint-Geniès



Restaurants that we recommend: desirable or even essential to reserve!

Le Veilleur d'Urval


Les Terrasses de la Côte Rouge in Cadouin

Le Vieux Logis in Trémolat gastronomic 1 Michelin star

L'atelier d'Epicure in Castels

Les Tartines etc. in Trémolat type Bistrot

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