A holiday in the Dordogne is a true voyage of discovery through an ancient landscape with picturesque villages, beautiful castles and churches and of course the river 'Dordogne' after which this region is named. In addition, you can enjoy delicious wines and regional dishes and there are also plenty of challenges for the sporty or adventurous holidaymaker.
A selection of the possibilities:
Villages in the immediate vicinity:
Rouffignac Saint Cernin de Reilhac : 4.5 km small characteristic village with some nice squares and the highlight is the church, which has been designated a Historical Monument since 1900 because of its unique ornaments.
The nearest supermarket (Carrefour) is also located here. Opening hours Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sun from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Plazac : 12 km Built against the mountain with a beautiful market hall and the 13th century church behind it. Beautiful historic streets.
Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere : 18 km This town is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France with various historic buildings and its beautiful location along the Vezere. Here you can also take a canoe trip.
Montignac : 20 km Old town with several restaurants along the Vezere. Beautiful bridge. In Montignac is located near Lascaux.
The larger cities in the area:
Périgueux , the capital of the Dordogne department and 30 minutes away has a beautiful church (with a resemblance to the Sacré Coeur in Paris), a beautiful museum about the excavations of a Roman house and two very pleasant markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and nice stores.
Sarlat is known for its beautiful medieval streets and the extensive Saturday market and is approximately 40 km away and a 45-minute drive.
Bergerac is 60 km away and an hour's drive and is also well worth a visit because of Chateau de Mont Bazillac with its beautiful views over the wine region.
Bordeaux is a beautiful city, well worth a visit. Travel distance approximately 2 hours.
Chateau de Losse in Thonac 17 km, beautiful view of the Vezere and beautiful garden.
Chateau de Beynac in Beynac-et-Cazenac 41 km, top castle
Chateau de Bridoire in Ribagnac 71 km, beautifully restored with fun games for children.
Chateau de Hautefort in Hautefort 36 km, beautiful castle with beautiful garden.
Archaeological sites from the Middle Ages and Prehistory
Roque saint Christophe : Peyzac-le-moustier 18 km Rock houses from prehistoric times.
Roccomadour: After Lourdes the most visited pilgrimage site in France
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: National Museum of Prehistory.
Grotte de Rouffignac 10 km, you can enter the cave by train. In addition to the well-known stalactites and stalagmites, prehistoric drawings can also be seen here.
La cave de Lascaux in Montignac 24 km, the most impressive wall paintings from prehistoric times.
Walking: there are beautiful walks in the region.
Directly from the site you follow the yellow posts and you can take a walk.
The red and white marking is from the Grand Randonnee No. 36, which also passes the site.
We have booklets with various beautiful hiking routes in the area. We are happy to help you on your way.
Cycling is possible, but it requires a bit more effort than cycling in flat land. The Dordogne is hilly.
This is of course a fantastic challenge for racing cyclists and mountain bikers.
Canoeing or kayaking on the Vézère. in Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere 18 km.
Play golf on one of the 9 beautiful golf courses at a maximum of one hour.
Tennis : There are tennis courts in Rouffignac.
Climbing: Conquil Le Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere 18 km
Le Jacquou at Le Bugue 19 km, children's park with animals, fairground attractions and swimming pool.
Prehisto para in Tursac 16 km, theme park about prehistory.
Food and drink
The region is known for its “ foie gras ”. A visit to a duck farm is possible and for enthusiasts the museum in question is a must!
Wineries visits, the wines of various appellations of Bergerac 1 hour by its great wines and have grown enormously in recent years quality. A little further away is the Bordeaux region with its famous wines and wineries. Highly recommended is Saint-Emilion 40 km east of Bordeaux. 2000 years of wine history on the flanks of the Dordogne River.
The night markets (Marché Nocturne) in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac and Saint- Leon-sur-Vezere are well known in the region. Not an ordinary market but a true party with live music and good food. You buy from a stall and eat at long tables.
We are happy to give you the addresses of good restaurants in the area.
We have extensive information available about all outdoor activities.
Ask us about it or help yourself with the folders in our 'Accueil'.
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Sinds 2017 is Lascaux 4 geopend. Een echte aanrader.
Een elektrisch treintje brengt je tot 1km diep in de grot. De grot wordt verlicht vanop het treintje en de bestuurder is meteen ook de gids.
Klimbos 12 kilometer van ' Les Cabanes de Rouffignac'
Périgueux, met zijn indrukwekkende kathedraal Saint-Front, heeft een lange geschiedenis.
Sarlat is de onbetwiste parel van de Perigord.
Het meest indrukwekkende Middeleeuwse kasteel wat Middeleeuws Frankrijk te bieden heeft.