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If you know why you're visiting and you're just looking for accommodation recommendations go straight to our guru's list. Otherwise here are some good reasons to visit, and some of the best places to stay in the Dordogne to enjoy them.
It sounds like a cliche, but there really are a lot of reasons to visit the Dordogne. Like:
One of the Dordogne's most familiar châteaux is Château de Beynac. Probably because the town and fairytale château star in films Ever After and Chocolat.
You get a nice view of Château de Baynac from Château Castelnaud, which is a more work-a-day, fortress style construction. These days it's a museum, focussed primarily on the art of warfare in the Middle Ages. Inside there's an impressive collection of armour, weapons and furniture from the period. Outside are the reconstructed catapults!
Château Marqueyssac is best known for its wonderful verdant gardens. The most visited in the Perigord. Along the river banks these gardens are ripe for strolling, with all paths leading to the Belevedere, a fabulous balcony 192 metres high, with stunning panoramic views of the Dordogne Valley.
Grotte de Lascaux, 2kms to the south east of Montignac, is one of the most famous sights of the Dordogne. A Palaeolithic cave complex with paintings approximately 15,000 years old. The cave art is spread through many cave galleries, and depicts mostly realistic images of large animals, though there are also some human hand prints.
Brantôme is often referred to as 'The Venice of the Perigord', because of its five beautiful medieval bridges and the way the buildings hug the River Dronne prettily. This is also one of the best places to stay in the Dordogne if you're looking for a romantic, peaceful base.
Some of the Dordogne's best preserved medieval architecture survives on the tangle of small streets and squares of Sarlat-la-Canéda. Sarlat is also a good base for explorations into the Vezere Valley, where many of the Dordogne's famous cave systems can be found.
There's a market happening somewhere in the Dordogne every single day of the year. And on the weekends there's often something foodie going on in almost every village.
One of the largest ones is Sarlat-la-Canéda's Saturday Market. The area around Sarlat specialises in truffles and mushrooms, foie gras and other duck and goose products. This is also a good town for dessert wine.
A 19th century mini chateau in the charming town of Monpazier. Antiques, marble fireplaces and chintzy fabrics in the rooms. Two excellent restaurants and a lovely swimming pool. A very characterful place to stay for exploring the region around.
A simple countryside house with French charm. Cosy rustic reception rooms with fireplaces, wooden beams and stone walls. Simply decorated bedrooms with attached bathrooms. An understated country escape in the surrounds of woodlands.
A glorious hotel set in a 17th century country house on the river, with spectacular views. Cosy rooms have exposed beams, wooden floors and rustic charm. Gourmet cuisine from the restaurant, outdoor pool, gardens, and large sitting room. Romantic, gourmet, and family friendly.
Charming guest house not far from Sarlat-la-Canéda with an outdoor swimming pool, peaceful shaded garden and gastronomic restaurant. Beautifully stylish interiors feature sisal flooring, Persian rugs, antique pieces and contemporary bedrooms in cool earthy tones. A great hideaway & excellent value.
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.
A quirky boutique in the heart of the Perigord-Limousin regional park. Lavish rooms and suites decorated in a whole mix of colours and fabrics with all the mod cons. Fabulous cuisine typical of the region, but served with flair. Gardens strewn with hangings and artwork.
A charming family-run country house with panoramic views over the surrounding villages. Simple rooms, infinity pool, rustic restaurant. A great spot for exploring the Dordogne for those on a budget.
St Crepin Carlucet, Dordogne
Les Charmes de Carlucet is an estate not far from Sarlat-la-Canéda. It offers four simple and stylish B&B rooms in the main building, and two luxury self-catered private villas for a more intimate getaway, plus a large outdoor pool. A great base for exploring the area for all the family.
Charming accommodation with homely bedrooms in an old farmhouse. Rooms are clean and decorated in cool neutral tones with some original wooden features. Lovely garden with plunge pool and sit out terrace. Communal kitchen and on site restaurant. Great value in the heart of the Dordogne.
A delightful 19th Century mansion located in the medieval village of Montignac. Spacious, light filled rooms are a mix of traditional and contemporary, all are air conditioned. There's an inviting garden with swimming pool and sun terrace and the restaurant serves regional 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.
A glorious manor house on the banks of the river Coly in the Eastern Dordogne. Elegant rooms with Toile du Jouy wallpapers and river views. Fantastic riverside restaurant, swimming pool, and beautiful grounds. 4 cottages to rent. A charming family friendly home from home.
A delightful little guesthouse set remotely in the heart of Périgord Noir. A rustic farmhouse with gorgeous rooms decorated in soft pastels with wooden floorboards and large beds. An excellent table d'hote, swimming pool, library, and bikes available to explore the area. Totally relaxing.
A beautiful sandstone farmhouse with sweeping views over the valley. Simple but chic rooms with wooden beams, four posters and linen drapes. Excellent restaurant and lovely swimming pool. Great outdoor areas perfect for wedding receptions or group celebrations.
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne
A former coaching inn set in lush parkland. Contemporary chic rooms and suites, restaurant terrace with fabulous views, and swimming pool. A gourmet spot with a relaxing atmosphere.
Delightful stone and terracotta farmhouse conversion. Simple rooms with white washed walls, stone floors, wooden beamed ceilings and terraces onto the garden. Swimming pool and breakfast terrace. Laid back and relaxed. Great for families and couples.
An idyllic B&B near Biron Castle. Rooms and apartments are full of charm: exposed beams, vintage mirrors, soft colours and beautiful bathrooms. A shady garden terrace and rustic-chic public spaces. A romantic spot for discovering the region.
Sat in nine acres of gardens and fields in the heart of the Dordogne, the Chateau de Villars offers total relaxation with all inclusive culinary excellence no matter what your dietary needs. The decor is contemporary with a French romantic twist and the cottage is truly a 'home from home'.
A delightful hotel in a 16th century watermill. Large rustic chic rooms have exposed beams, warm furnishings and views over the gardens. An outdoor pool, sunny terrace, and lovely, fresh regional cuisine. Quiet, idyllic and full of countryside charm.
A Renaissance-style château, with fairytale-esque features and gorgeously renovated interiors. Wonderfully picturesque with turrets and creepers. Beautiful, traditionally-styled, rooms with four-poster beds. A luxurious jewel in Perigord perfect for completely unwinding.
A dreamy sand stone chateau set in the surrounds of golf courses, vineyards and forests. Contemporary rooms in the chateau and in its two separate villas. Two fantastic restaurants, spa, swimming pool, and activities abound. Perfect spot for families, foodies, and relaxers.
Les Eyzies (Dordogne)
A simple yet stylish hotel with the relaxed feel of a home from home. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, some with balconies, and suites can sleep up to five. Gastronomic restaurant with lovely outside dining. A good base for exploring and ideal for families, with plenty to do close by.
A charming 17th century property, in the heart of Perigord. Renovated to maintain the authentic local architecture, with stone walls and wooden floorings creating a very cosy and comfortable atmosphere. A French restaurant is open for dinner. Explore the blue-slated-roof town, in style.
Charming chateau with gourmet restaurant located in the heart of the Dordogne Valley. Interiors feauture original parquet flooring and ornate wood panelled walls. Comfortable guest rooms with scenic views, some with four posters & some that can sleep up to 5. Great for families & local exploring.
An idyllic setting, scrumptious food and delightful hosts. Chateau des Baudry has an abundance of both charm and comfort. The rooms each have their own fireplace and antique furniture and the courtyard, terrace and garden offer a tranquil oasis. An ideal spot from which to explore the Dordogne.
Mauzac et Grand Castang, Dordogne
A beautiful 19th century house in the tranquil surroundings of Perigord. Exposed beams, extensive grounds, outdoor pool, bright colours and a terrace overlooking the garden. All the ingredients for a relaxing rural escape in this 4 star boutique hotel.
A charming French country house B&B. Delightful rooms with sandstone walls and exposed beams. One small separate cottage for families. Lawns and a swimming pool. A restful spot for couples or families to explore the wine region of Bordeaux.
A lovely family-run manor house on a 6 hectare estate. Charming bedrooms and suites with fabric covered walls and wooden beamed ceilings. Spacious grounds include a swimming pool, a dovecote, and a tennis court. Great for families and groups of friends.
Dark mahogany and low mood lighting dominate this renovated chateau. Set in Bordeaux's wine lands it's a cosy hideaway from which to explore the surroundings. Perfect for a restful break with not too many frills.
Charming historic mill on the banks of the river. A picturesque stone building with attractive greenery and blue shutters. Two delicious restaurants serving local cuisine with riverbank seating. An enchanting spot for foodies, families and explorers.
Beautiful rooms epitomise this 16th century chateau - fourposter beds and antique furnishings. The Relais is the eco-friendly sister hotel sited next to 27 hole golf course. Cosy spa and Michelin star restaurant.
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.
A beautiful mill with a Michelin starred restaurant, tennis court, and swimming pool. Romantic footbridges and terraces lead to luxuriously decorated rooms, suites and an apartment, all with private terraces. Classic furniture, exposed beams, and modern comforts. Very romantic.
A charming 17th century manor house in the sprawling countryside. Luxurious and rustic rooms with attractive furnishings and private balconies. Fantastic French restaurant and organic breakfasts in the garden. Swimming pool, views, fresh air. Lots to do in the rolling hills and nearby lake.
A stunning manor house hotel with fabulous restaurants. Bedrooms and suites are lavish, but understated. Rich fabrics, kilims, antique furniture and four poster beds. Splendid grounds and swimming pool. Delicious, romantic, picturesque.
A fairy-tale chateau with traditional rooms & infinity pool overlooking the Dordogne River. Guests can relax in the library, the terrace or their own balcony, or explore the vast array of historical and cultural activities nearby. Perfect for families and groups to recharge their batteries in style.