Starting upstream near the city of Brive-la-Gaillarde handy to fly into from Paris or London , I have a few miles of rolling roads through the upland plateaux of the Causses, with their distinctive stone walls and stone shepherd huts, to get used to the sensation of driving the iconic 2CV. We spent our last two days in the Bordeaux area and went to the world’s largest sand dune along the coast. Rouffignac was amazing, but if you have claustrophia, you’ll probably want to avoid it. It was a good location and would be suitable for one person. Vitrac sounds great and looking at the map of the area, it looks like a good location for seeing things in the area. Jun 18th, ,

French Holiday Inspirations Magazine Returns for Came here on holiday, decided we had to live here, and have been doing so for the last 16 years. Come and discover the medieval castle and follow along the footsteps of the year war. We live near Asheville. Log in with user name: An adventure on every level! Come and unwind on the Dordogne riverbank! La Roque Gageac nested between the cliffs and the Dordogne River, on which you can take a boat trip on a traditional flat bottom boat and discover the beautiful views of the castles from the water.

Of the charming eateries, Le Cantou has been serving excellent recipes under its vine-clad pergola for over a century. Hi Michele, I would love to go the Marquessac gardens and the evening visit sounds magical. The Christmas village is made up of 50 cabins selling souvenirs of crafted presents, not to forget a fun ice skating rink setup in the middle of our magical market. This river, t he flim pure and clean in Francewill reveal all its secrets.


Yes, I do live in the region – about 15km. Can’t wait to return and see where the wind takes us!

10 reasons to visit Sarlat and the Dordogne Valley

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Jun 25th, This area is also fortunate to count amongst its treasures many unrivalled caves and world-famous examples of cave art. The part I remember from Chocolat is at the beginning, where people are walking up a hill in Beynac in the snow. Breakfast in at La Gabrare Gigeac on a foggy morning with a view dlrdogne the river.

Also check out the trip report by LLindaC. An active region Sporty or just love the fresh air? Came here on holiday, decided we had to live here, and have been doing so for the last 16 years. Let Sarlat reveal all its secrets.

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If you’re interested in the Bergerac area, you’d do better to stay closer to there dordgone it’s about a The French people in this area are wonderful! If you want to exert a little more energy you can rent a canoe or kayak from numerous locations along the river. Over the centuries since the reputed discovery of his remains inthe site has become a world-renowned sacred pilgrimage stop on the chemin de Saint-Jacques-de- Compostelle and tourist destination associated with sanctity, miracles and powerful legends.

Log in with Facebook. All the little streets leading up to the castle were so delightful to wander through. Plan your trip to Sarlat External link. Where to Eat and Stay in the Pays de la Loire. But that will have to be gabwrre for another trip. Come and share the fun during one of the many festivities that take place, all of them celebrating our gastronomy.


It was nice knowing someone was nearby if we needed help.

Our favorites were Cougnac and Pech Merle 30 mins east of Cahorsboth of which have stalagmites and stalactites, as well as prehistoric cave art.

Sarlat is also known to withhold the record dlrdogne the highest density of historic monuments and classified buildings. Yesterday, my husband found a “for sale” listing in Beynac for a house that is on that cobbled street in Chocolat!

Sporty or just love the fresh air? We also spent a week in St Emillion and Bordeaux. Send a private message to Dirdogne. Now, why is La Roque Gigeac closed?

Travel in France: Exploring the Treasures of the Dordogne Valley

The time now is Thank you for this article and the gorgeous photos. Less than 3 hours away from Bordeaux or Toulouse, the Dordogne Valley is an outstanding destination: From an inner journey to a journey through time, a…. Still can’t believe our luck also hard work! Dordogne, France – By hot-air balloon, car, and gabarre. Come and discover the medieval castle and follow along the footsteps of the year war.

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