15 days in Dordogne Itinerary

15 days in Dordogne Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 8 nights
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Perigueux
— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier) and Le Bugue (Julien de Savignac, La Maison Paysanne, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and hunt for treasures at Sarlat Market.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Perigueux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Perigueux

— 6 nights
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Get out of town with these interesting Perigueux side-trips: Grotte de Tourtoirac (in Tourtoirac), Villars (Grotte de Villars & Chateau de Puyguilhem) and Saint-Jean de Cole (in Saint-Jean-de-Cole). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Front, get engrossed in the history at Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord, hunt for treasures at Perigueux Saturday Street Market, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Monbazillac.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Perigueux tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Perigueux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Perigueux can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perigueux

Museums · 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.