The Dordogne abounds in exceptional panoramas, such as the Côte de Jor at Saint-Léon-sur-Vézèrethe cingle at Trémolat near Bergerac or the terrace at Domme near Sarlat. There's no doubt about it! But we're going to tell you other views the villages of the Vézère valley and are well worth a visit.

In some cases, the hiking trails mapped out by the Dordogne departmental council include routes overlooking these panoramas, such as the one at Aubas.
Admiring the view from Escaleyrou is a must when staying near Lascaux, the most famous cave in Périgord, which can be visited at any time of year.
However, if you travel our roads, you'll be amazed to discover other landscapes worthy of being listed Grand Site de France. And the Vézère valley is just the place!
Whether these viewpoints are waymarked or not, visible from our paths or roads, on foot, by bike or by car, we'll reveal them all to you! We're sure you'll find plenty to keep your camera busy. 

Fauna and flora

Lascaux-Dordogne is a rural destination in south-west France. So you can meet farmers, gatherers and hunters (as in prehistoric times) and see many animals such as geese, ducks, horses, cows, deer, etc.

In fact, have you ever listened to the stag bellow ? No ? Then we'll tell you how you can enjoy this wonderful moment that punctuates every autumn.

Do you know where to pick the best ceps of France? Of course, it's in the Périgord Noir! Come and take a walk with us in our forests. 

The atmosphere of the Périgord

After a short loop or a long hike in our country, a time of sharing around a good meal with friends is appreciable. We are from the south-west, we warned you! So we know the small local bistros where you can taste a beer from the valley or a gin made near the Lascaux cave. You are following us ?

When Périgord rhymes with Sport

At weekends, we're fervent supporters of our rugby and football teams on the sidelines in the Dordogne. Would you like to find out how we get things going? Visit one of the bars or broadcasting venues French national team matches and other international competitions. This will give you an idea.


There's nothing like a picnic on the banks of the Vézère to enjoy the local produce. We give you the hotspots where you can land. If you're feeling the cold, you can also enjoy a typical Périgord dish from time to time in the restaurant. Visit good addresses of the valley to enjoy the landscape or to be at the water's edge, we share them with you with pleasure.

Chateau de Losse

The architecture

We live in a department, the Dordogne, that is resolutely preserved. Thanks to this, many old buildings are still admired by all.
Of course, there are famous châteaux such as Château de Commarque or those in the Dordogne valley near Sarlat, Château de Losse and its incredible adobe, but if we were to present our architectural nuggets secret? 

Our secret stone(s)

In all our villages, houses in the Périgord style built with the Périgord stone reflect the past and history of the Dordogne. Find out more about the elements that make up these typical Dordogne buildings.
Because, yes, old buildings aren't just to be found in Sarlat. What's more, our tourist offices can give you a tour of the villages and buildings in Limeuil, Le Bugue, Les Eyzies and Montignac-Lascaux that you won't want to miss. A one-hour stroll with family or friends through the ochre streets where the stone is reflected on the cobblestonesAre you interested? 

Another stone stands out in the Dordogne and particularly in the Vézère Valley: flint.

La flint knappingThis highly important activity in prehistoric times has left many traces in our country. Prehistoric man and his handicrafts have contributed to our reputation throughout France. Discover the secrets of making flint and how to recognise it at one of France's major prehistoric sites: the Vézère Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


The Périgord Noir is full of many other secrets.
We'll tell you about a few of them here... but if you'd like to share your history and secrets with us, don't hesitate to visit one of our tourist offices.
Our social networks also give you a glimpse of our beautiful country: don't hesitate to tag us in your photos via Instagram and Facebook.

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