Musée de la Ville

The Dordogne

Wonderfully musty displays of vintage winemaking equipment and scale models of local river boats.

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Nearby The Dordogne attractions

1. Musée du Tabac


Inside the 17th-century Maison Peyrarède, the displays span 3000 years of history and include a collection of ornate pipes.

2. Château de Lanquais

9.67 MILES

This château, with portions dating from as early as the 12th century, though much of it is in the later Italian Renaissance style, is fully kitted out…

3. Cloître de Cadouin

19.43 MILES

This Unesco-listed 12th-century Cistercian abbey and its Gothic cloister hide in the forest just south of the Dordogne, along the River Bélingou.

4. Grottes de Maxange

21.37 MILES

Discovered in 2000 in a stone quarry, this cave system is packed with stalagtites and mineral deposits.

5. Les Sangliers de Mortemart

22.22 MILES

See wild boars being raised in semi-freedom on this farm just outside Mortemart. These porky cousins of the modern pig were once common across France, but…

6. Gouffre de Proumeyssac

22.35 MILES

In high season, reserve ahead for a guided tour of this vast cave with sparkling stalactites. It has an aerial basket for viewing the cavern.

7. Place des Cornières

23.44 MILES

From the town’s three gateways, Monpazier’s flat, grid-straight streets lead to the arcaded market square (also known as place Centrale), surrounded by an…

8. Bastideum

23.49 MILES

This small interpretative centre is a good stop for history buffs interested in reading up on bastides, or, for a bit more family fun, playing one of the…