A holiday in the Dordogne is a true discovery through an ancient landscape with picturesque villages, beautiful castles and churches and of course the river 'Dordogne' which this region is named after. In addition, you can enjoy delicious wines and regional dishes and for the sporty or adventurous vacationer there are plenty of challenges.
A selection of the possibilities:
Villages directly in the vicinity:
Rouffignac Saint Cernin de Reilhac: 4.5 km small characteristic village with some nice squares and the highlight is the church which, because of the unique ornaments since 1900, has already been classified as a Historical Monument.
Here is also the nearest supermarket (Carrefour) located. Opening hours from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Plazac: 12 km Built against the mountain with beautiful market hall and the 13th century church behind. Beautiful historic streets.
Saint-Léon-sur-Vezere: 18 km This town is labeled as one of the most beautiful villages in France with several historic buildings and its beautiful location along the Vezere. Here you can also make a canoe trip.
Montignac: 20 km Old town with several restaurants along the Vezere. Beautiful bridge. In Montignac you buy the entrance tickets for the Lascaux caves.
The larger cities in the neighborhood:
Périgueux, the capital of the department of the Dordogne and 30 minutes away has a beautiful church (with resemblance to the Sacré Coeur in Paris), a beautiful museum around the excavations of a Roman house and two very nice markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and fun stores.
Sarlat is known for the beautiful medieval streets and the extensive Saturday market and is about 40 km away and 45 minutes drive.
Bergerac is 60 km away and an hour away and is also very worthwhile to visit because of Chateau de Mont Bazillac with its beautiful view over the wine region.
Bordeaux is a beautiful city, very worthwhile for a visit. Travel distance about 2 hours.
Chateau de Losse in Thonac 17 km, beautiful view of the Vezere and beautiful garden.
Chateau de Beynac at Beynac-et-Cazenac 41 km, top castle
Chateau de Bridoire in Ribagnac 71 km, nicely restored with fun games for children.
Chateau de Hautefort in Hautefort 36 km, beautiful castle with beautiful garden.
Archaeological sites from the Middle Ages and prehistoric times
Roque saint Christophe: Peyzac-le-moustier 18 km Rock houses from prehistoric times.
Roccomadour: After Lourdes the most visited pilgrimage site in France
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: National Museum of Prehistory.
Grotte de Rouffignac 10 km, you can enter the cave with a train. Besides the well-known stalactites and stalagmites, prehistoric drawings can also be seen here.
La Grotte de Lascaux in Montignac 24 km, the most impressive wall paintings from prehistoric times.
Walking: beautiful walks can be made in the region.
Directly from the terrain you follow the yellow posts and you can make a circular walk.
The red and white marking is from the Grand Randonnee no. 36 which also passes the site.
We have books in house with several beautiful hiking trails in the area. We are happy to help you on your way.
Cycling can be done, but it requires more effort than cycling in flat land. The Dordogne is hilly.
This is of course a fantastic challenge for race cyclists and mountain bikers.
Canoeing or kayaking on the Vézère. Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere 18 km.
Play golf on one of the 9 beautiful golf courses within a maximum of one hour.
Tennis: In Rouffignac are tennis courts.
Climbing forest: Le Conquil at Saint-Léon-sur-Vezere 18 km
Le Jacquou at Le Bugue 19 km, park for children with animals, fairground attractions and swimming pool.
Prehisto park in Tursac 16 km, theme park on prehistoric times.
Food and drink
The region is known for the "foie gras". A visit to a duck farm is possible and for fans the museum is a must!
Visit wineries, the wines of the various appellations in the Bergérac about 1 hour drive are great wines and have won the last few years of quality. A little further away is the Bordeaux region with its famous wines and wineries. Highly recommended is Saint-Emilion 40 km east of Bordeaux. 2000 years of wine history on the flanks of the Dordogne river.
The night markets (Marché Nocturne) in Rouffignac Saint Cernin de Reilhac and Saint-Léon-sur-Vezere are a concept in the region. No ordinary market but a real party with live music and good food. You buy at a stall and eat at long tables.
We will gladly give you the addresses of good restaurants in the area.
We have ample information available about all outdoor activities.
Ask us about it or help yourself with the folders in our 'Accueil'.