Dordogne and Périgord
Périgueux (our capital) has more attractions and historic monuments than anywhere in France (except Paris, of course !) The city is on the River Isle and a great place to shop, lunch or for a trip.
The castles at Castelnaud and Beynac nestle on steep cliffs above the Dordogne river and there are palaces like “La Petite Filolie” and “Puymartin” which are beautiful and well worth a visit.
The Vézère and Dordogne rivers are great places to swim and fish and also offer excellent canoe and kayak opportunities. The river valleys are strewn with caves and archaeological sites.
The walled-in village of Domme is a great place to visit as it has a very impressive gateway building and the 17th century market hall gives access to the caves under the village.
The Parc Natural Perigord-Limousin, founded in 1998, spans the North of the Dordogne and the South of the Haute-Vienne and showcases the full breadth and wealth of the land.
In addition, there are plenty more beautiful places to explore and discover in this wonderful part of France.
Hautefort lies in the Périgord Noir, one of four regions in the Périgord (the Dordogne) and is home to many villages nominated as “the most beautiful in France”.
Terrasson is famous for its bridges (some from the 12th century) that connect the low lying new district with the higher old quarter. The market, each week, offers a good selection of fresh local and regional produce.