23 days in Dordogne Itinerary

23 days in Dordogne Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 10 nights
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Eymet
— 5 nights
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Perigueux
— 7 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 10 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 Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix), Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and Le Bugue (Julien de Savignac, Labyrinthe Prehistorique, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lascaux Caves 4, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Eau.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planning website.

Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Eymet.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eymet

— 5 nights
Eymet is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is notable as a popular location amongst British expatriates, who account for a third of the local population.GeographyEymet is situated in the Périgord region, on the river Dropt.The Bastide was founded in 1270, by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse and brother of Louis IX of France. Explore Eymet's surroundings by going to Issigeac Sunday Market (in Issigeac), Porte de Luzier (in Beaumont-du-Perigord) and Moulin de la Rouzique (in Couze-et-Saint-Front). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Bergerac Wine Tours, experience rural life at La Chevrerie du Charmat, do a tasting at Chateau Feely, and play a few rounds at Golf des Vigiers.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Eymet holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Eymet takes 1.5 hours. August in Eymet sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perigueux.

Things to do in Eymet

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Perigueux

— 7 nights
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perigueux: Velorail (in Eyzerac), Villars (Chateau de Puyguilhem & Grotte de Villars) and Grotte de Tourtoirac (in Tourtoirac). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front, make a trip to Saint-Jean de Cole, hunt for treasures at Perigueux Saturday Street Market, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Hautefort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Perigueux planning site.

Getting from Eymet to Perigueux by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Perigueux can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Perigueux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.