Holidays in Dordogne or Périgord?

An unforgettable stay in New Aquitaine inevitably passes through the Dordogne! The fame of South West for holidays in France no longer needs to be done. In this large region, we find the Gironde beaches to the west, the mountains of the Massif Central to the east, the land of Porcelain to the north, and the singing accent to the south.
And to the chorus of all the pride that makes France a wonderful country: Périgord ! A rural territory where the inhabitants live in communion with tourism and agriculture.

We may have abandoned the name of theold province: “Périgord” to live in Dordogne, there remains one strong heritage.

We always talk about four colors of Périgord when we talk about tourism.
The vineyards of Bergerac, the castle of Castelnaud or that of Beynac near Sarlat, the characteristic white stone of Périgueux and the surrounding towns are all invitations to discover our entire department.
Here is why you will choose Périgord for your holidays in the southwest of France and find which region suits you best in our beautiful land of 1001 castles.

You have chosen Périgord Noir, so welcome to our home!

The Vézère valley in Périgord Noir

It is easy to come to Lascaux-Dordogne, Vézère valley when staying in Sarlat, Périgueux or Bergerac.
The territory of the Vézère valley, in Périgord Noir, extends from Montignac-Lascaux to Limeuil following the Vézère river. Our flagship site is the Lascaux cave. It also gives its name to our destination: Lascaux-Dordogne as well as to the town where it is located: Montignac-Lascaux.
It’s a essential for your vacation in the Dordogne!

Lascaux Cave - cow

However, the entire Lascaux-Dordogne territory, Vézère valley is much larger.
In fact, the municipalities of Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin de Reilhac, Saint-Avit de Vialard, The Aubareil Chapel, Valojoulx or Saint Chamassy are part of our territory. The 26 municipalities contribute through their diversity in tourist sites, their vernacular heritage, their activities and the friendliness of its inhabitants at fame of Périgord Noir.
Do you want to know the contours of our destination to make you want it even more? Here we go …

The banks of rivers designed for a stay along the water in Dordogne

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The Dordogne, our department has no less than 96 streams.

Destination Lascaux-Dordogne

The Vézère river, above the castle of Losse, the castle of Belcayre, also passes near many tourist sites such as the Madeleine. A canoe trip allows you to admire the cliffs of La Roque Saint-Christophe or Les Eyzies. It was obvious to create a pedestrian connection along this river. It's done ! The community of municipalities is preparing a 22,3 km route which will cross a large part of our territory. The first section linking the communes of Bugue to Eyzies has been open since this summer.

La Beune, this stream which joins the Vézère in Les Eyzies flows at the foot of the Château de Commarque and presents incredible biodiversity. To be discovered along a hiking trail during your stay in Lascaux-Dordogne!

Destination Elsewhere in Dordogne

La River Isle crosses the Dordogne prefecture: Périgueux and extends towards the west of the department. It is highlighted by a greenway which delights its inhabitants and lovers of slow tourism.
La Dordogne river flows south of Sarlat and runs along many small picturesque villages to the town of Bergerac to finish its journey in Gironde, another department of Nouvelle Aquitaine. This waterway is popular because it allows you to admire many sites in Périgord along its route. The greenway along the Dordogne valley is very busy in summer.

Many riverside activities

Fishing enthusiasts ? Want a stay in gentle roaming in canoe ou by bike ? Need the freshness that nature offers us this summer? We're only waiting for you.

At the Lascaux-Dordogne Tourist Office, Vézère valley, find the information you need for your stay.

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