The Dordogne, a region rich in history and gastronomy
Top 10 villages to discover in the Dordogne
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is a small village with a magnificent view of the Dordogne and the Céou. In its heart, discover the castle of Milandes dating from the 15th century and its fortified castle.
- La Roque-Gageac
Third most beautiful village in France, La Roque Gageac has retained its old-fashioned charm with its brown tiles and typical roofs. The church has a magnificent view of the exotic garden, the Manoir de Tarde overlooks the village as does its fort which also has a unique panoramic view.
Voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, Limeuil is a medieval city that has preserved its architecture giving it a unique atmosphere. This ancient port has experienced Viking invasions and the Hundred Years War.
Visit the Chapelle-Saint-Martin of Perigordian Romanesque style, the pedagogical gardens and its port which is today used for activities such as the canoë.
Rich in a preserved past, Domme has preserved many military remains! At a height of 150 metres, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Dordogne and its fabulous landscapes.
Old streets, cobbled squares, exceptional views … let yourself be transported into the history of Beynac-et-Cazenac. Obviously, its gastronomic wealth and the diversity of activities such as the gabarre ride or the hot air balloon flight will only enhance your stay.
Climb to reach the city of 7 bell towers situated on a spur. This medieval city has preserved a rich heritage. Discover the troglodyte dwellings, le château de Belvès, the church and the halls.
Winner of several awards, la bastide de Monpazier was created by Edward I of England in 1284. Only 10 minutes away from our campsite, come and discover an artisanal know-how in this city of Arts and Crafts.
Saint-Amand-de-Coly, classified among the most beautiful villages of France, shelters an abbey church of the XIIth century. This imposing monument was elected the most beautiful fortified church in the Périgord.
Charming and authentic, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Stroll through its narrow streets, along the river, and discover the local crafts and Perigord gastronomy before doing some family activities.
In the heart of the Périgord Vert, Saint-Jean-de-Côle is a village with ochre walls and brown tiled roofs. It is dominated by the Château de la Marthonie, a listed monument, closed to the public.
Son charme d’autrefois attire chaque année des touristes de toute la France. Ses toits de tuiles lui ont valu le 1er prix des Toits de France !
The wonderful gardens will captivate you
Your stay at campsite in Dordognecannot be done without visiting its exceptional gardens. The Gardens of Eyrignac Manor are a perfect example. A stroll through these 10 hectares, between plant sculptures and bright colours, is a must..
Listed site, The Marqueyssac Gardens cover 22 hectares. You can also discover the bamboo grove of La Roque-Gageac, the Exotic Garden or the Water Gardens.
The most beautiful castles in the Dordogne
Dive into the rich history of the Dordogne through its castles that make its reputation. A few must-sees: the Château de Marqueyssac, the Château de Beynac, or the Château de Puymartin. A fascinating and unique story to discover in each castle.
Immerse yourself in a unique world by visiting the caves and chasms
The Lascaux cave and the Padirac chasm are must-see sites to visit during your stay. Home to many secrets, these very well preserved places will dazzle your eyes.
The first natural underground heritage site in France, the Gouffre de Padirac is a natural cavity that will take you 103 metres underground.
The caves of Lascaux attract a multitude of visitors every year to discover the cave art it houses.
In season, labelled and reserved for local producers
- Monday: Beynac (morning), Sainte-Mondane (night market July/August)
- Tuesday: Salignac (mornings from mid-April to mid-September), Rouzic (nights), St Amand de Coly (nights), Villefranche du Périgord (nights)
- Wednesday: Rouffignac (night-time)
- Thursday: Loubéjac (night)
- Friday: Besse (night-time), La Roque-Gageac (morning), Salignac (night-time July/August), Valojoulx (night-time)
- Sunday: Marquay (morning), Vergt (morning)
Markets in the Dordogne
Traditional markets (in the morning all year round)
- Monday : Les Eyzies (in season), Ste Avère
- Tuesday: Le Bugue, Cénac, Salignac (every Tuesday morning from 9am to 12.30pm, from 10 April to 11 September)
- Wednesday: St Cyprien (mid April to mid September), Siorac, Montignac, Sarlat, Ste Nathalène, Domme, St Julien de Lampon, Monpazier, Lalinde
- Thursday: Meyrals (in season), Domme, St Julien de Lampon, Monpazier, Lalinde
- Friday: Le Buisson, St Pompon
- Saturday: Belvès, Villefranche du Périgord, Montignac, Sarlat, Le Bugue, Périgueux
- Sunday: St Cyprien, Daglan, St Geniès, Rouffignac, Calviac en Périgord (in season), Carsac Aillac (in season)