The region

Discover the Périgord !

The Green Périgord

The Périgord vert is a magnificent territory located in the north of the department of the Dordogne in the heart of the regional park Périgord Limousin.

The village of Brantôme which is located on the GR 36 and on the way to Santiago de Compostela is one of the six gateway towns of this park.

Lovers of nature, heritage and gourmets will be delighted to stay in this beautiful area.

You can practice walking, mountain biking, horseback riding in our verdant forests, canoeing along the river Dronne, climb the cliffs, visit our exceptional heritage: The caves of Villars, the Castle of Bourdeilles, The Chateau de Puyguilhem, taste its refined dishes that make the reputation of Périgord, its black diamond “truffle”, its ceps, foie gras, caviar, walnuts and chestnuts.

Recreation in Dordogne

10 most visited sites

 

  • LASCAUX II : Lascaux II is the reproduction (or facsimile) of the original cave of Lascaux, which was nicknamed the “Sistine Chapel of prehistory”, for the exceptional paintings that decorate its walls.
  • CHÂTEAU DE CASTELNAUD : This 12th century fortified castle is a must for your Perigord holiday.
  • LES JARDINS DE MARQUEYSSAC : Located in Vézac, in front of Castelnaud castle, the gardens of Marqueyssac allow to make the tour of a rocky spur that dominates the Dordogne.
  • LA ROQUE SAINT-CHRISTOPHE : Rendez-vous in the valley of the Vézère for the visit of La Roque Saint-Christophe.
  • GOUFFRE DE PROUMEYSSAC : The “crystal cathedral”, the largest cavity in Périgord, reveals its crystallizations, stalagmites and stalactites.
  • THE INTERNATIONAL POLE OF PREHISTORY : In the heart of the Vézère Valley, occupied by Man for 400 000 years, you will find a permanent animation and information center.
  • CHÂTEAU DE BEYNAC : Dominating the village of Beynac and the river Dordogne, the castle of Beynac is an impressive fortress.
  • AQUARIUM DU PÉRIGORD NOIR : It is in the commune of Le Bugue that awaits you the largest private aquarium in Europe.
  • PARC LE BOURNAT : The Parc du Bournat or the daily life of a village in Périgord and its inhabitants in 1900.
  • CHÂTEAU DES MILANDES : Located in Castelnaud, this castle was built in the 15th century by a local lord.

 

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Visit the website “Dordogne Périgord – Tourisme France”

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