For a long weekend - 3 days

Mode of transport : car

Ideal season : summer

Recommended starting point Saint-Léon sur Vézère

It's your first holiday in Périgord and you've decided to take in the sights and taste buds? Bingo! We've got it all planned out for you... From a visit to the livestock farm to a tasting of the finest châteaux in the Vézère valley, there's a great programme waiting for you.

DAY 01

Château de Commarque

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Château de Commarque - The mysteries of the forgotten fortress

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

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PCU_Photo Chateau de Commarque JdP_Les Eyzies de Tayac_septembre 2015©De Commarque
From Commarque

02

Abseiling

Treat yourself to some thrills!

Climb a 60-metre dungeon to admire the surrounding Beune valley. A spectacular view of the Commarque fortress, the Château de Laussel and the surrounding forest.

cabanes du breuil - pierre seche dordogne
Cabane du Breuil

03

Les Cabanes du Breuil

Located halfway between Sarlat and Les Eyzies, the Cabanes du Breuil can be reached via a small road that winds through a forest in the Périgord Noir. Their origins remain a mystery, but we do know that they were used as a rural dwelling by the Benedictines of Sarlat until the middle of the 15th century.

Vincent Keith photos

04

The Centenary table

La Table du Centenaire is located in Les Eyzies, the world capital of prehistory. Chef Mathieu Métifet will take your taste buds on a journey through the seasons. For each of his recipes, he selects the best local produce from the Périgord region, but also draws inspiration from his travels to add exotic touches. Thanks to the work of an entire...

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DAY 02

©C. Chapuy

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The Bournat canoes

Located opposite the Parc du Bournat, Les Canoës du Bournat offers a choice of 6 routes (from 5 to 26 km) on the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. The routes are suitable for everyone, from 5 years upwards. Discover the magnificent scenery as you canoe down the river at your own pace and in complete freedom....

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Les Granges goose farm

02

Les Granges goose farm

L'Élevage 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 tradition and the animals. To guarantee the quality of our products, we rear, force-feed, slaughter and cook...

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Gourmet market_Montignac-Lascaux
Urope Agency

03

Night market

Perigord atmosphere guaranteed!

Take advantage of the mild evening to savour local produce on the the village square.
See the list of markets by day below.  

Gourmet and night markets in Périgord Noir

DAY 03

V.Bertrand

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Donjon, Manoir and Jardin de la Salle

In the pretty village of St-Léon sur Vézère, pass through the imposing gates of the Donjon, Manoir et Jardin de la Salle, which is opening its doors to the public for the first time! This splendid dwelling, with its 12th-century master tower, has stood the test of time, from the Middle Ages to the present day. This residence with...

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Foie gras platter at the Auberge Médiévale restaurant in Audrix
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02

Little Léon

Book in advance!

Situated in the heart of one of the Dordogne's Most Beautiful Villages in France, the dishes served at Le Petit Léon are a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. A gastronomic address not to be missed in summer.

Château de losse

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Château de Losse

The listed Château de Losse offers a tour of the grand Renaissance dwelling and its extensive 16th-century décor, as well as its fortifications: towers, moats and underground passageways. The magnificent gardens, listed as a Remarkable Garden, invite you to take a stroll through the rooms of greenery and roses, suspended above the...

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