Set in the Dordogne department of South Western France, Domme is a spectacularly picturesque village perched on an outcrop 250 metres above sea level, and offering panoramic views over the Dordogne valley. It is often referred to as the ‘Akropolis des Perigord’ and the best places to stay in Domme are ideal bases for discovering this beautiful area.
Domme originated as a fortified stronghold which was established in the thirteenth century. The trapezoid city plan, walls and ancient ‘portes’ still remain. There are a wealth of historical attractions to visit.
Beneath the town there's an extensive cave system, accessible by glass lift. These ‘grottes’ were where the townsfolk would shelter in times of war. Above the Place de la Halle is a fantastic viewpoint (on a clear day you can literally see for miles) the Belvedere de la Barre. Plus there are many lovely parks and walks to enjoy.
The Dordogne is an exceptionally busy destination during the peak summer months, so if you want to guarantee a bed in one of the best places to stay in Domme you'll either need to plan well ahead or else visit during the quieter months, when you can really appreciate this beautiful spot without the crowds.
A classic 18th century country house in rural France in 25 acres of scenic parkland. The peaceful garden has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and terrace dining area. Bedrooms have hard wood floors and decorated in a farmhouse style. The small restaurant serves traditional French dishes.
Spectacular views over the valley and river Dordogne and fabulous food. A traditional and charming village inn with tasteful bedrooms. A family friendly spot, also great for a romantic country escape.
Set amid four acres, this peaceful, adults only chateau has an elegant swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. Pretty, traditional Perigord styling on the outside gives way to modernist interiors with each room individually designed to a specific theme. Ideal for a romantic break in rural France.