In the Dordogne in spring, nature comes back to life, tourist sites reopen, the first Périgord strawberries appear... and much more besides. We tell you why spring is the ideal time to discover the Vézère valley.
A flourishing flora and fauna
With a mild climate in winter and unspoilt countryside, thanks in particular to the Grand Site de France certificationFrom the first rays of spring sunshine, the Vézère valley offers spectacular landscapes. Take in the sights, such as l'Escaleyrou or the Côte de Jor to catch a glimpse of the Dordogne plains or the meanders of the Vézère river. Or take a walk to discover the biodiversity and wild flora of the Vézère valley.
Do you love flowers?
Visit our gardens as the Panoramic Gardens of LimeuilYou can discover the plants of the Dordogne at the Jardins d'Eyrignac, the Jardins de Cadiot or the Jardins d'Eau de Carsac.
Let's make the most of the restaurant terraces!
For a simple morning coffee, an ice cream with your family afternoon, or an aperitif with friends in the evening, it's a good idea to review the restaurateurs open the parasols and bring out the chairs on the terrace.
If you're with the family, take a look at our tips for a quiet drink:
Tasty fruit and vegetables from Périgord
The atmosphere of a market with local producers.
You can enjoy the asparagus grown in the commune of Bugue to the Tuesday morning jams Agnès with fruit from her orchard at the Marché des Eyzies on Monday and many other producers in the region to Montignac-Lascaux on Wednesdays.
End of winter for the châteaux of the Dordogne - everyone on the balcony!
The Dordogne is indeed the land of 1001 châteauxMany of them can be found along the back roads of Périgord. They can only be discovered by getting 'lost' in the little-known villages of the Vézère valley, or thanks to events such as Châteaux en fête.
However, some of the castle's owners have decided to open it up to visitors and welcome lovers of the past. For aficionados of the Middle Ages, the Commarque castle reopens its doors at the start of Spring and organises an egg hunt over the Easter weekend. Visit Losse castle can also be visited in the spring, as can many of the tourist sites that have lain dormant for part of the winter.