13 days in Dordogne Itinerary

13 days in Dordogne Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 8 nights
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Perigueux
— 4 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 8 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarlat Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda online trip itinerary builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Perigueux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Perigueux

— 4 nights
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Explore Perigueux's surroundings by going to Ferme Andrevias (in Sorges), Monbazillac (Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Monbazillac, Chateau de Monbazillac, &more) and Chateau de Bridoire (in Ribagnac). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Front, awaken your taste buds at Bergerac Wine Tours, wander the wide-open spaces of Brantome Police Horses & Friends, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Puyguilhem.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perigueux road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Perigueux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perigueux

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Dordogne travel guide

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Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.