The Dordogne in spring is nature that comes back to life, it is the reopening of tourist sites, it is the first strawberries of Périgord, ... and much more. We tell you why spring is the ideal time to discover the Vézère valley.

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Nature takes back its rights

The mild temperatures of Périgord allow an explosion of color in the gardens!

A flourishing fauna and flora

With a mild climate in winter and preserved nature, notably thanks to the Grand Site de France label, the Vézère valley offers from the first rays of spring sunshine spectacular scenery. Explore viewpoints such as l’Escaleyrou or Côte de Jor to see the plains of Dordogne or the meanders of the Vézère river. Or enjoy a walk to discover biodiversity to enjoy the wild flora of the Vézère valley.

Are you a flower lover?

Come to our gardens like the Panoramic Gardens of Limeuil, the Gardens of Eyrignac, the gardens of Cadiot or the Water Gardens of Carsac to discover the plants of the Dordogne.

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The 1st terrace

Finally we leave the jacket at home and take advantage of the restaurant terraces to treat ourselves to a drink.

Let’s enjoy the restaurant terraces!

For a simple coffee in the morning, an ice cream in family in the afternoon, or an aperitif with friends in the evening, it is good to see the Restaurants open the parasols and bring out the chairs on the terrace.

There is no shortage of good addresses in the Dordogne but some are definitely worth the detour! You know the balconies of hope in Limeuil or The beautiful play terracers Les Eyzies?

If you are with family, we invite you to consult our little tips for a peaceful drink:

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The delicious Périgord strawberry

This AOC makes Périgord famous. Every spring, we look forward to seeing it on the shelves to enjoy it plain, in ice cream or in a homemade pavlova.

Tasty fruits and vegetables from Périgord

La strawberry is just one of the many fruits that we find on our markets in early spring.

The atmosphere of a market with local producers.

You can enjoy the asparagus cultivated in the commune of Buggy to the market Tuesday morning, the jams of Agnès with the fruits of her orchard at the market Eyzies on Monday and many other producers in the region to Montignac-Lascaux on Wednesday.

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“Castles in celebration”

The spring event which allows you to visit castles and manor houses not traditionally open to visitors.

End of winter for the castles of Dordogne, all on the balcony!

The Dordogne is indeed the land of 1001 castles, many of them are revealed along the small roads of Périgord. We only discover them by getting “lost” in the little-known villages of the Vézère valley or thanks to events such as Celebrating castles.

However, some chatelains have chosen to open 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 organizes an egg hunt during the Easter weekend. THE Losse castle can also be visited in spring, just like many tourist sites which lay dormant for part of the winter.

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