A green and quiet area that breathes Medieval history and is known as the thousand-and-one castles region. It is located in Aquitaine and stretches around the eponymous river, the Dordogne.
Old churches, authentic villages, and atmospheric squares take you back in time. Caves and museums keep you captivated while the Bergerac vineyards stimulate your taste buds and the lively events keep the night young. The Dordogne has something for everyone.
The region is called ‘Périgord’ by the French and is subdivided into 4 parts.
Around the city of Sarlat is the well-known Périgord Noir, the classic Dordogne. Castles of Beynac and Castelnaud, but also picturesque villages, such as Domme and Laroque are places to be seen. The caves are also a must-do here, especially the Lascaux Caves.
Still more off a wine lover? Then Périgord Pourpre is something for you. You just have to taste the popular Bergerac wine or a typical Monbazillac.
The authentic city Périgueux is a paradise for lovers of architecture. The capital of this region is located in Périgord Blanc and the many cozy villages around it, take you back in time. This region is also known throughout the country for its gastronomic delights such as truffles, but also walnuts and foie gras are often on the menu.
Périgord Vert is the hilly part of the region, where there are dozens of watersports possible along the rivers Dronne and Auvézère. The landscape here is absolutely beautiful and it’s heaven on earth for canoe enthusiast and children. Brantôme is also a place you should not miss.
The Dordogne, a mosaic of untamed landscapes that simply has to be on your bucket-list!