Welcome to The Dordogne


Part of the historic area that was called Aquitaine, its strategic importance through the ages is illustrated by the many bastides (fortified towns) and fortresses throughout. Today it’s known to the French as the Périgord, and is divided into four colour-coded areas: Périgord Pourpre (purple) for the winegrowing regions around Bergerac; Périgord Noir (black) for the dark oak forests around the Vézère Valley and Sarlat-la-Canéda; Périgord Blanc (white) after the limestone hills around the capital, Périgueux; and Périgord Vert (green) for the forested regions of the north.


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$159.84 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lascaux IV and The Art of the Caves in Sarlat

Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown artists created breathtaking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area. During this day you will be introduced to this fascinating art and to the people who made it.Begin the day in Les Eyzies de Tayac for a guided visit of the National Prehistory Museum. Opened in 2004, this national museum possesses the largest collection of prehistoric artefacts in the world.Continue to Montignac where you will visit Lascaux IV cave, a perfect reproduction of the original cave. Opened in 2016, Lascaux IV is a triumph of technology. Unlike any other cave visits, Lascaux 4 is employing different set designs, displays, state-of-the-art interactive workshops, and immersive technology to bring it to life. In fact, the atmosphere inside the replica cave is just like that of a real cave: dark, damp, and muffled.Finally, end the tour with the visit of Rouffignac Cave that possesses original and authentic etchings and drawings. The Rouffignac cave was already mentioned in 1575 by François de Belleforest. In his Cosmographie universelle he cites “paintings and animal traces”. In the 19th century the cave was known as a tourist attraction. Famous archaeologists like Henry Breuil, André Glory and Martel had visited the cave in the early 20th century, but it was only in 1956 when Louis-René Nougier and Romain Robert, two pre-historians from the Pyrenees, rediscovered and confirmed the cave art. After the visit, return to Sarlat.

$62.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half day Tour of The Villages of the Dordogne

Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides. The village is classified as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France"). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years' War, the bastide was coveted by the English who first took the town in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again.Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river.Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defences were built up on the plateau: double crenellated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.

$62.80 Tours & Sightseeing

Half Day Tour of Rocamadour from Sarlat

Depart for the pilgrimage and fortress village of Rocamadour that has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne. Here, follow your guide and visit the renowned Notre Dame Chapel, part of an extraordinary 13th-century chapel complex perched on a cliff and one of the most dramatic pilgrimage sites in Europe. Enjoy some free time for personal discovery and return to Sarlat.

$19.93 Cultural & Theme Tours

Visite de Lascaux IV

The International Center for Cave Art is located at the exit of the village at the bottom of the hill where the original cave of Lascaux is. You will first be discovering the belvedere then the entire and unprecedented replica of the Lascaux cave in the company of a mediator for about 1 hour. You will visit the various areas at your own pace thanks to a digital tablet : - The atelier of Lascaux presenting 8 huge walls of the cave as well as digital and scenographic devices. - The theatre of parietal art for cave painting in 3 acts presenting our relation to the discovery of decorated caves through centuries (19th to 21st c.) - The film theatre proposes the virtual visit of the original cave and the presentation of other decorated caves. - The gallery of imagination where one can explore the bounds between cave art and contemporary art thanks to a 90 screen-fitted wall. - A temporary exhibition named "Pariétal" where you will discover major painting work from Daniel Dezeuze, Pierre Talcoat, AR Penck and Damien Cabanes. Please take a sweater, a part of the visit is outside and the temperature of the cave is around 13°C The visit lasts approximatively 2h30 - Restaurant area on spot - Deposit for bags - Disabled access - Free car park - Baby changing tables - any exit is final

$1880.73 Day Trips & Excursions

My French Voyage in Dordogne Authentic Gourmet Tours

ItineraryDay 1: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 2: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 3: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 4: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 5: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitainePlease note you have a free day on Wednesday to allow you to explore the region as you wish. You can visit the museums, shops and galleries of your choice and walk around at your own pace. We can, of course, provide advice and recommendations on what you might want to do on your leisure day too if you need!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 6: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 7: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 8: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1880.73 Day Trips & Excursions

My French Voyage in Dordogne Authentic Gourmet Tours

ItineraryDay 1: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 2: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 3: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 4: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 5: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitainePlease note you have a free day on Wednesday to allow you to explore the region as you wish. You can visit the museums, shops and galleries of your choice and walk around at your own pace. We can, of course, provide advice and recommendations on what you might want to do on your leisure day too if you need!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 6: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 7: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Le Mas offers you 5-star discreet luxury and understated style and features thick stone walls and wooden beams.Day 8: Dordogne ValleyStop At: Sarlat Market, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne, Nouvelle-AquitaineAs if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at holiday pace.This is your last day!Our all-inclusive guided tour will see you enjoying villages, food and natural wonders as you ascend the dizzy heights to the cliff-top village of Rocamadour, revel in unspoilt nature, visit caves and learn how to tell your stalactites from your stalagmites in Padirac and see evidence of prehistoric times at Lascaux.You will travel along the Perigord and to the valleys, taste an authentic Foie Gras of duck or goose, as well as cabécou goat’s cheese, confit and walnut cake.The Dordogne Valley is a place to taste and experience the best of France.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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