Summer is a fantastic season to discover Périgord, enjoy the good weather, relax and explore new activities. Here are some ideas for an unforgettable holiday in the Dordogne.

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A trip on the water with the family

The Vézère river, calm and without rapids, offers routes suitable for the whole family. From a simple 1 hour excursion to a bivouac trip.

For refreshing activities, summer in Dordogne takes place in the Vézère river!

Canoe, kayak, paddle? Rent a boat to explore the river.

Enjoy the lush nature and freshness of the cliffs which dominate the watercourse. Of the canoe rental companies are present all along the river from Montignac-Lascaux to Limeuil.

In the summer, supervised or free outdoor activities

In the supervised leisure section, many activities such as tree climbing, escape game, mini-golf are great challenges to take on as a family. For small budgets: the program activities of the'Been Active will make your holidays in the Dordogne unforgettable

In the summer season, it's the time to reconnect with nature and stay active. Hiking on foot, by bike or on horseback, discovery of the greenway or sporting challenge on the trail route, independent outdoor activities are accessible and numerous.

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Cool under the cliff

Under the troglodyte sites, we take advantage of the cool weather to admire the rock and understand how man developed this limestone territory.

Many sites to visit in Dordogne

Between castles and prehistoric caves, the Vézère valley is full of emblematic places. Visit them & unmissables of Périgord Noir or prefer more confidential sites, the little-known villages, to go in search of that little nugget, you are spoiled for choice.

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A market to taste local gastronomy

Every day of the week, a market is set up in one of our villages. This is an opportunity to discover local producers.

Under the sun, picnic option, barbecue or restaurant on the terrace?

To taste the specialties of Périgord, the restaurants offer you a culinary experience with dishes prepared by local chefs.

Do you prefer the conviviality of a barbecue? Buying local products is an opportunity to chat while enjoying delicious grilled meats.

More natural? Picnics are a great way to enjoy summer while discovering the local flavors of our producers.

A host of festivals and local events during the summer

All summer long, a program rich in activities is offered in the Vézère valley. Of the music festivals and gourmet markets, village festivals and even night festivities that sites such as Madeleine or Château de Losse offer.

Summer is also the ideal season to discover our villages in an unusual way thanks to visits organized by the tourist office and a professional guide agency.

Need help planning your vacation?

Contact the Lascaux-Dordogne Tourist Office, Vézère Valley. We will guide you for your trip: activities to practice, events not to miss depending on your school holiday zone, the perfect hotel for you and your family or natural accommodation for you to relax. Our area experts will answer all your questions.

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