Lets explore the best things to do in Dordogne:
Rocamadour owes its origin, according to tradition, to St. Amadour (or Amateur), who chose the spot as a hermitage. It became a place of pilgrimage in the early Middle Ages. More than 200 steps lead up the rock to the sanctuary. The churches in the sanctuary include the Romanesque basilica of Saint-Sauveur and the 12th-century crypt of St. Amadour.
The lower town consists of a long street with fortified gateways and a restored 15th-century hall. Your travel agency can create an ideal itinerary for you through the South of France so that you don't miss a thing!
2. Sarlat la Canéda
Capital of the Périgord Noir and located in the southwest of France, Sarlat is the perfect destination for food lovers and history buffs. Let your guide take you to the heart of the cobbled streets of this medieval city labeled City of Arts and History. You can discover or rediscover its listed historical monuments which have been used as sets for many French and international films. Don't hesitate to ask us to book tastings of the local products for which Sarlat is famous.
3. La Roque Gageac
In the Southwest of France, 12km from Sarlat, get ready for a unique guided tour in one of the most beautiful villages of France. Fashioned in "gold and light", discover its rich historical past thanks to your private chauffeur guide who will take you on a “gabarre” to observe breathtaking landscapes. After tasting local specialties, let yourself be guided through its streets to better appreciate the architecture and historical monuments that the city abounds.
10km southwest of Sarlat, Beynac-et-Cazenac unveils its imposing and well-preserved fortified castle, once besieged by Richard the Lionhearted, at the foot of which rest houses with roofs typical of the region, built of Perigord lauze stone and with blond facades. Bordered by the Dordogne River and with its rocky heritage as well as its paved streets and squares, the city will not fail to plunge you into the heart of the Middle Ages during a guided tour.
5. The Lascaux cave
The cave of Lascaux is located in the Périgord in the Dordogne department in the southwest of France. A guided tour of Lascaux is an essential part of your stay in the Dordogne Valley. It is the masterpiece of prehistory. This priceless treasure, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, will transport you a few millennia back in time to discover the beginnings of life on Earth.
Located 10km from Bergerac in the Southwest of France, the village of Monbazillac is situated on the hillsides overlooking the Dordogne valley. World famous for its wine "l'Or du Périgord", it benefits from a microclimate favorable to the late harvest of the wine. Your guide will take you on a tour of its emblematic 16th century castle, classified as a historical monument, and you will also be able to taste its famous sweet wine, which owes its fame to the town.
7. The Périgord truffle
The truffle, this mysterious and highly coveted black mushroom is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic products of the Périgord. This luxurious mushroom is nicknamed the "black diamond of gastronomy". Enjoy a culinary journey that will take you to the discovery of this jewel of French cuisine. The Black Truffle of the Périgord comes out of the ground from mid-December to the end of February. If you can't find them in the wild, truffle markets take place throughout the region during this period to offer you the best of the land.
To discover and appreciate this exceptional food, nothing better than to go to a truffle farm. You will meet truffle growers who will make you taste the truffle in all its forms and possible variations during gastronomic meals.
You will find hereafter some examples of discovery days for your escapades in Périgord:
- La Ferme des Vergnes https://www.lafermedesvergnes.com/s%C3%A9jours/week-end-truffe/
- L’Escapade à Lascaux https://www.lescapadealascaux.com/sejour-truffe/
- Les Hauts de Gageac https://www.leshautsdegageac.fr/week-end-truffe-noire-perigord-dordogne-sejour