dordogne sightseeing tours

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tours in dordogne

Renown for intricate pre-historic caves, castles and awe-inspiring ancient villages In the south-western region of Aquitane, between the Loire Valley and the High Pyrenees, Dordogne is one of the most popular and beautiful areas of France. In addition to its castles, chateaux, churches and cave fortresses (most famously the caves of Lascaux), the region has preserved from centuries past, a number of superb, ancient, perched villages which still have their market stalls, dovecotes, abbeys and stone huts (tories) which are sprinkled along the valleys and hillsides of the River Dordogne. Some 1500 castles dominate the Dordogne landscape - Beynac, Biron and Monbazillac to name just a few. Roman ruins and arenas abound. The Dordogne is one of the favourite destinations of British immigrants to France and home to many famous French citizens and ex-pats. Visit all the Dordogne for yourself and to experience the stunning beauty and history of the region.

Pre-historic caves, impressive castles
and awe-inspiring ancient villages


The Dordogne Valley - 7 days / 6 nights
The PĂ©rigord - 8 days / 7 nights

The Dordogne has it all : medieval villages, chateaux, pre-historic caves, gardens and pristine countryside. The Dordogne is one of the most famous, memorable and beautiful areas of France. Perfect for slow, ambling self-drive holidays. Steeped in history through the Ages, the Dordogne is named after its mighty river.

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TOURS from sarlat.

Dordogne 1/2 day tour

Beynac / Domme / Gabarre boat ride (4 1/2 hours)
Rocamadour half day tour (4 hours)

Dordogne full day tour

Visit of Lascaux IV caves (8 hours)
Castles & Garden of the Dordogne valley (8 hours)
All Dordogne in one day (9 hours)
Pech Merle cave / St Cirq Lapopie village (9 hours)

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Best of Dordogne - 5 days / 4 nights
Dordogne Discovery - 7 days / 6 nights

Choose to stay in Sarlat, in the heart of the Dordogne region and join our 5 day tour to discover the essential of beautiful Dordogne. Follow your guide and visit one of the most well preserved 17th century town during its bustling market day. You will also experience a unique visit at Lascaux IV cave that will plunge you back to the origins of Art. The tour also includes the visit of some of the most beautiful villages of the area and a boat ride on the River Dordogne to admire stunning landscapes and mighty medieval fortresses lined up along the River. Departure from Sarlat Click here for more information


Walking holidays in Dordogne Perigord / 8 days

This part of Dordogne is called "Black Perigord" by the locals. The rivers have carved impressive sites in the plateau, which men have used to erect castles and villages on top of rock pinnacles. You will return to prehistoric times as you visit the troglodyte caverns in the cliffs of the Vezere valley.

Walking holidays in Dordogne - Haut-Quercy / 8 days

Quercy is a large limestone plateau where the Dordogne, Lot and Aveyron rivers flow in deep valleys. The major part of this hike takes you through the Dordogne River Valley, from Souillac to Saint-Cere to discover magnificent sites such as the hillside town of Rocamadour or Castelnau. You will be thrilled by the Gouffre de Padirac’s underground river, a strange and marvellous underworld.

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