Tourism - Dordogne

Dordogne is a French department located in the Aquitaine region. It is surrounded by the departments of Haute-Vienne, Corrèze, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Gironde, Charente-Maritime and Charente. There are more than 1000 castles in Dordogne among the most famous are: the Château d'Hautefort, the Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and the Château de Commarque. One can also find ‘Bastides’ old manor like houses, especially around Monpazier and Villefranche-du-Périgord.


Among the 148 most beautiful villages in France, 9 are located in Dordogne, this villages are: Belvès, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Domme, Limeuil, Monpazier, La Roque-Gageac, SaintAmand-de-Coly, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère.

The Vézère valley and its bassin shelters many prehistorical sites such as the Pataud shelter, the Micoque, the Laugerie-Haute et Laugerie-Basse sites, the famous Cro-Magnon shelter, the very famous Lascaux caves in Montignac, the Combarelles caves, the Font-de-Gaume in Eyzies-de-Tayac and the ones in Rouffignac.

Remarkable towns in the department are: Sarlat, Bergerac, Nontron with its garden of arts, its art crafts centre, the knife factory ‘le Périgord’, périgueux and its Gallo-Roman ruins, its médiéval town. The village of Bournat, the Brantôme Abbey, the Beynac archeological park.


Top tourist cities in Dordogne


Tourism Perigueux

Périgueux is the main city of the Dordogne department. Located in the middle of the Périgord, Périgueux is ranked as “Art and History city” and claims 2,000 years of history with its 39 historic buildings. Visiting Périgueux, is ...

Must : Musée du Périgord, Tour de Vésone


Tourism Bergerac

Bergerac is a town located in the Dordogne in the Aquitaine region. It is crossed by one of the most beautiful rivers in France, the Dordogne itself. Bergerac is a town where tourism is in the spotlight. There are many activities available: fishing, hiking, horseback ...

Must : La maison des Vins , Le Musée d'Intérêt National du Tabac


Tourism Nontron

Nontron is a French commune located in the Dordogne and Aquitaine. This city is a sub-prefecture of the department located in the Green Perigord. It is in the middle of the regional park Périgord Limousin, so that visitors will encounter nature in all its ...


Tourism Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda is a French city located in the Dordogne in the Aquitaine region. Surrounded by greenery and trees, visitors will discover the capital of Black Périgord near the Dordogne valley. Sarlat is classified as a City of Art and History, which indicates ...