For a long weekend – 3 days

Mode of transport : car

Ideal season : summer

Recommended starting point : Saint-Léon sur Vézère

This is your first vacation in Périgord and you have decided to take in the sights and the taste buds? Bingo! We plan everything for you... From visiting the farm to tasting through the most beautiful castles of the Vézère valley, a great program awaits you.

DAY 01

©Château de Commarque


Château de Commarque – Les mystères de la Forteresse oubliée

The mysteries of the Forgotten Fortress In a legendary valley, a grandiose millefeuille of stones where dungeons and fortified castles, troglodytes and prehistoric caves overlap in a breathtaking preserved landscape. Discover the thousand-year-old history and the magic of this unique site in Périgord through a real journey through time: visits…

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PCU_Photo Chateau de Commarque JdP_Les Eyzies de Tayac_September 2015©De Commarque
©De Commarque



Treat yourself to sensations!

Climb a 60-meter dungeon to admire the Beune valley that surrounds you. A spectacular view of the Commarque fortress, the Laussel castle but also the surrounding forest.

Breuil cabins - Dordogne dry stone
Breuil Hut


The Breuil Cabins

Located halfway between Sarlat and Les Eyzies, the Cabanes du Breuil are accessible by a small road which winds through a forest of Périgord Noir. Their origin remains a mystery, however we know that they served as rural habitat for the Benedictines of Sarlat until the middle of the 15th century.

Vincent Keith photos


La table du Centenaire

The Centenaire table is located in Les Eyzies, the world capital of prehistory. Chef Mathieu Métifet will take your taste buds on a journey with the seasons. For each of his recipes, he selects the best products from the Perigord region, but also draws inspiration from his travels to add touches of exoticism. Thanks to the work of an entire…

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DAY 02

©C. Chapuy


Les canoës du Bournat

Located opposite the “Parc du Bournat”, the canoës du Bournat offers 6 routes to choose from (from 5 to 26 km) on the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. The courses are suitable for everyone, from 5 years old. Discovering magnificent landscapes, you go down the river at your own pace in complete freedom.…

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Breeding of Granges geese


Elevage d’oies des Granges

L'Elevage d'oies des Granges is located in Tursac between Montignac-Lascaux and Les Eyzies. Since 1983 we have been committed to perpetuating ancestral know-how by offering quality products made with real respect for traditions and animals. In order to guarantee the quality of our products we raise, force-feed, slaughter and cook…

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Gourmet market_Montignac-Lascaux
©Agence Urope


Marché nocturne

Périgord atmosphere guaranteed!

Take advantage of the mild evening to savor local products on the village place.
Find the list of markets by day below.  

Gourmet and night markets in Périgord Noir

DAY 03



Donjon, Manoir et Jardin de la Salle

In the town of the pretty village of St-Léon sur Vézère, pass through the imposing gate of the Donjon, Manoir and Jardin de la Salle, which for the first time opens its doors to the public! A splendid home, with its 12th century main tower, which has stood the test of time, from the Middle Ages to the present day. This residence with…

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Plate of foie gras at the Auberge Médiévale d’Audrix restaurant


Little Leon

Book in advance!

Restaurant in the heart of one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France in the Dordogne, the dishes served at Petit Léon delight the eyes and the taste buds. An essential gastronomic address in the summer season.

©Château de Lose


Château de Losse

The MH-listed Losse Castle offers you a tour of the large Renaissance dwelling and its important 16th century decor as well as its fortifications: towers, moats, underground passages. The magnificent gardens labeled Jardin Remarquable invite you to take a stroll through the rooms of greenery and roses, suspended above the…

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