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The Dordogne valley

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

The Dordogne valley - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne
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Crossing the Black Périgord and the Purple Périgord, the Dordogne River is lined with an unusually high number of important places of interest. The famous Castelnaud castle, a true medieval fortress, the Beynac-et-Cazenac castle, the Milandes castle, the Montfort castle, and the Fénelon castle, are magnificent stopping points along the route. The charming villages of Beynac-et-Cazenac and La Roque-Gageac, with their exceptional riverside settings, are an absolute must. The loops of the Dordogne River – the Trémolat, Montfort and Limeuil meanders – can be observed from viewpoints along the river. There's nothing like a barge trip to discover the Dordogne valley from a different angle!

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The Dordogne valley

You will be at the heart of the touristic sites of the Dordogne valley: castles (Castelnaud, Beynac, Commarque, Milandes...), bastides (Domme, Monpazier, Cadouin...), gardens (Marqueyssac, Eyrignac); many villages classified among the most beautiful villages of France (La Roque-Gageac, Domme, Castelnaud, Beynac, Belvès, Monpazier, Limeuil, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère) and famous prehistoric sites.

Is there elsewhere in France than in the Dordogne such a concentration of castles? Powerful medieval fortresses, Renaissance pleasure mansions, architectural folly, some of the most emblematic buildings in Périgord.

Castelnaud and Beynac
Castelnaud and Beynac
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Josephine's Castle Milandes
Josephine's Castle Milandes
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The Dordogne valley seen from Castelnaud castle
The Dordogne valley seen from Castelnaud castle
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Castle Castelnaud
Castle Castelnaud
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Castelnaud - Rear view
Castelnaud - Rear view
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Castle of Beynac
Castle of Beynac
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Fayrac castle and gabarre
Fayrac castle and gabarre
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Sarlat la belle, one of its mansions
Sarlat la belle, one of its mansions
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Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe-kayak rental at the Grolejac bridge
Sports sensations10 € to 24 € Carsac-Aillac
Canoe-kayak in the Dordogne Valley
Sports sensations18 € Souillac
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations15 € to 25 € Groléjac
Guided quad bike tour
Sports sensations60 € to 130 € Groléjac

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