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Dordogne

The department of the Dordogne can be divided into four areas in terms of landscape diversity. The north consists of the Périgord Blanc (white) and Périgord Vert (green). White Périgord is characterized by its white stone and limestone soil. Under this limestone plateau are many natural caves with beautiful stalactites and prehistoric drawings. The most famous are the Lascaux caves and these are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Green Périgord owes its name to the green area, the many rivers and to the beautiful historic landscape with traditional houses.

The south of the Dordogne is consists of the Périgord Noir (black) and the Périgord Pourpre (purple). The Black Périgord is famous for its prehistoric remains in the Dordogne valley and the Vézère valley, its castles, medieval villages and landscapes. Purple Périgord is known for its many vineyards and fortified towns like Beaumont and Monpazier.

The Dordogne River flows from east to through the department of the Dordogne and is ideal for canoeing, kayaking or swimming in delicious. The large part of the department is part of the old province of the Périgord and is therefore still called Périgord by the locals. It has a mild climate with not much wind and has a gourmet kitchen. The foie gras and truffles are world famous. The local dishes, prepared with seasonal products such as chestnuts, walnuts and strawberries are a must.

Holidays in Dordogne

From your holiday house in the Dordogne, visit the capital of the department: Périgueux. Downtown Périgueux brings you back to the era of the middle Ages. This beautiful city classified “City of Art & History”. It has an exceptional heritage and you can stroll through the medieval streets around the famous cathedral Puy Saint. 

The street “Limogeanne” is definitely worth a visit. You will find beautiful buildings and palaces from the Renaissance era. Take a look at the relics of the past of the city, by following the Gallo-Roman route, circling the museum Vesunna. The Museum of Perigord is known as one of the most important museums of prehistory times in France. Treasures and works of art from that time are on display.

The castle of Beynac is built on a gigantic rock peak in the town of Beynac-et-Cazenac. The castle served as a filming location for the movie "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc." In 1999. The Castle of l'Herm can be found in the village of Rouffignac-st-Cernin-de-Reilhac on an unexpected beautiful site. The castle has exciting history stories, often ending in the death of someone. So many actually, that the ruins have the reputation of a haunted castle.

Touring the Dordogne

During your well-deserved holiday in the Dordogne, do visit the beautiful city of Bergerac. Located on the banks of the Dordogne, this charming town dating from the Renaissance and is a maze of streets and alleys. The Église Notre-Dame and the Église St. Jacques are situated in the pedestrianized centre of Bergerac, as are the tobacco museum, wine museum and the castle of Monbazillac. Near the city are magnificent castles and abbeys. In the hilly landscape there are numerous vineyards, producing excellent wines. 13 AOC wines are locally produced, like Monbazillac, Saussignac, Pécharmant, characterful red wines, fruity rosé wines and fresh white wines; the offer is impressive. Take a walk through the vineyards, guided by the passionate stories of the winemakers, who will be pleased to introduce you to all the flavours and aromas.

A visit to the medieval Sarlat-la-Canéda is a must if you are on holiday in the Dordogne. The city is over 1200 years old, and many buildings from that time have been preserved. The city was completely renovated in 1964 and is considered the jewel of the Périgord. Every Saturday at the Place du Marché aux Oies (Goose square) you can visit the market where typical products are sold. Sarlat is the main square with the cathedral of St. Sacerdos, City Hall and the Maison de la Boétie are worth a visit. Every year in January, a weekend in the town of Sarlat is dominated by the “black truffle of Périgord” festival. This popular event include cooking demonstrations, tastings, culinary shows and a truffle market.

Less known, but certainly worth a visit, is the old town of Brantôme. The steeple of the Brantôme abbey church dates from around the tenth century and is the oldest bell tower in France. The most mysterious and very impressive cave is definitely the Cave of the Last Judgement. Its location on a peninsula in the river Dronne completes the picture.

Luna

Dordogne
Detached, Cottage

Luna is located in the Black Perigord and has a heated swimming pool and stunning view over a wooded valley. Luna is situated next to the house of the owner on a 5 hectare estate but both houses have their privacy. 

9.0
7 persons
Code: 
AD-GO1
From: € 575 per week

La Terrasse

La terrasse
Dordogne
Cottage

La Terrasse is located in a peaceful area in a small village called Biras. The cottage has a cozy courtyard with a private swimming pool. The children can play at the playground across the street. 

7.6
6 persons
Code: 
AD-DE2
From: € 690 per week

Orientale

Gite Orientale
Dordogne
Detached, Cottage

Holiday home Orientale has been completely renovated and has a large garden with private swimming pool and a hammam. The house offers a unique location, it is the last house of the village.

8.9
8 persons
Code: 
AD-DE1
From: € 600 per week

Owen

Dordogne
Detached, Cottage

Cottage Owen can accommodate 7 persons and is well situated to discover the most beautiful sites of the Périgord Noirs. At 1,5 km lies the village of Rouffignac St. Cernin with a bakery, supermarket, restaurants and a local market on Sunday morning.

8 persons
Code: 
AD-GO2
From: € 1600 per week

Jules

Holiday home Jules
Dordogne
Detached, Cottage

Surrounded by the vineyards of Bergerac lies this former wine warehouse Jules. The two completely enclosed buildings can accommodate 14 people, the main house sleeps 9 people and  the annex building can accommodate 5 people.

14 persons
Code: 
AD-MA2
From: € 850 per week

Montravel

Dordogne
Detached, Cottage

This beautiful stone house has been completely renovated and is located in the village of Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon, 30 minutes from Bergerac.

2 persons
Code: 
AD-LA1
From: € 550 per week

Therese

Dordogne
Detached, Cottage

The holiday home is located 5 kilometers from the center of Périgueux. The ouse is surrounded by forests with nice trails. Discoverthe beautiful countryside of the Périgodrd Blanc.

5 persons
Code: 
AD-CA1
From: € 475 per week