Welcome to Domme
Commanding an unparalleled view across the surrounding countryside from an outcrop above the Dordogne, Domme was a perfect defensive stronghold – a fact not lost on Philippe III of France, who founded the town in 1281 as a bastion against the English. Still one of the area’s best preserved bastides, Domme retains most of its 13th-century ramparts and three original gateways. The imposing cliff-top position is best appreciated from esplanade du Belvédère and the adjacent promenade de la Barre, which offer panoramic views across the valley.
Domme can be overrun in high season, so plan to see the town and view and get out quick.