Holidays in the Dordogne or Périgord?

An unforgettable holiday in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region inevitably includes the Dordogne! The reputation of the south-west for holidays in France is well established. In this vast region, you'll find the beaches of Gironde to the west, the mountains of the Massif Central to the east, the land of Porcelain to the north, and the lilting accent to the south.
And to the chorus of pride that makes France what it is a wonderful country: Périgord ! A rural area where the inhabitants live in harmony with tourism and agriculture.

We may have abandoned theold province: "Périgord" for living in the Dordogneit is nonetheless a strong heritage.

We always talk about four colours of Périgord when it comes to tourism.
The vineyards of Bergerac, the castles of Castelnaud and Beynac near Sarlat, the characteristic white stone of Périgueux and the surrounding towns and villages are all invitations to discover the region. our entire department.
Here's why you should choose the Périgord for your holiday in south-west France and find out which region of our beautiful country is best suited to you. land of 1001 châteaux.

You've chosen the Périgord Noir, so welcome to our region!

The Vézère valley in Périgord Noir

It's easy to get to Lascaux-Dordogne, Vézère Valley if you're staying in Sarlat, Périgueux or Bergerac.
The Vézère valley, in the Périgord Noir region, covers an area of from Montignac-Lascaux to Limeuil along the Vézère river. Our flagship site is the Lascaux cave. It also gives its name to our destination: Lascaux-Dordogne and to the town where it is located: Montignac-Lascaux.
It is a a must for your holidays in the Dordogne!

The Lascaux cave - cow

However, the whole of the Lascaux-Dordogne, Vézère Valley area is much larger.
The municipalities of Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin de Reilhac, Saint-Avit de Vialard, La Chapelle Aubareil, Valojoulx or else Saint-Chamassy are part of our territory. The 26 municipalities contribute through their diversity of tourist sitestheir vernacular heritage, their entertainment and the friendliness of its inhabitants to the of the Périgord Noir.
Would you like to know more about our destination to whet your appetite? Here we go...

Riverbanks landscaped for a riverside break in the Dordogne

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The Dordogne, our department has no fewer than 96 waterways.

Destination Lascaux-Dordogne

The Vézère RiverThe route passes close to the Château de Losse and the Château de Belcayre, as well as numerous tourist attractions such as La Madeleine. A canoe trip from which you can admire the cliffs of La Roque Saint-Christophe and Les Eyzies. It was an obvious choice to create a walking link along this river. Now it's done! The Community of Communes is preparing a 22.3km route that will cross a large part of our region. The first section, linking the communes of Le Bugue and Les Eyzies, opened this summer.

La BeuneThis stream, which joins the Vézère at Les Eyzies, flows at the foot of the Château de Commarque and boasts incredible biodiversity. Discover it on a hiking trail during your stay in Lascaux-Dordogne!

Destination Elsewhere in the Dordogne

La river l'Isle crosses the prefecture of the Dordogne : Périgueux and extends to the west of the département. It is enhanced by a greenway that is a delight for residents and cycling enthusiasts alike. slow tourism.
La Dordogne River flows south of Sarlat and passes through a number of picturesque villages until it reaches the town of Bergerac and finishes in Gironde, another département in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. This river route is popular because it allows you to admire many of the sites of the Périgord region along the way. The green route along the Dordogne valley is very popular in summer.

A host of riverside activities

Fishing enthusiasts ? Looking for a gentle roaming holiday? by canoe or by bike ? In need of the freshness that nature has to offer this summer? We're waiting for you.

Visit the Lascaux-Dordogne, Vézère Valley Tourist Office for all the information you need for your stay.

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