With its prehistoric heritage, impressive bastides, unspoilt nature, beautiful rivers and famous towns, the Dordogne is a top tourist destination, loved by anyone with an interest in history, culture and discovery.
It’s worth going there just to marvel at its the bastides (medieval villages). Some of the most famous are Domme, the balcony over the Dordogne, Montpazier with its exceptional architectural heritage, and Beaumont-du-Périgord with its fortress church.
The region also has some of the most beautiful villages in France, nestled in magnificent natural settings: Limeuil, where the Vézère and Dordogne rivers meet, La Roque-Gageac, between the river and the cliffs, and Saint-Jean-de-Côle with its medieval bridge over the river. The Périgord towns are not to be outdone: medieval Sarlat, Périgueux and its 2000 years of history, Bergerac, a town of art and history on the banks of the Dordogne.
Finally, the Dordogne also has lots of natural attractions: its forests are superb for hiking and its rivers inviting, for kayaking and walking. There is also an underground world to be explored here, including the prehistoric Lascaux caves, or the Proumeyssac chasm - a real underground crystal cathedral.
Whether you prefer to spend the night in a tent or stretch out in a comfortable mobile home, the Dordogne has a campsite to suit you.