9 days in Dordogne Itinerary

9 days in Dordogne Itinerary

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Fly to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Bergerac City
— 3 nights
Drive to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Fly to Dallas

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Eau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda driving holiday planning tool.

Dallas, USA to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Sarlat-la-Caneda due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in September: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bergerac City.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Bergerac City

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Statue Cyrano de Bergerac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacques Church, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bridoire, then savor the flavors at French Wine Adventures, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Lestevenie. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vesunna, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Perigueux Saturday Street Market, then stop by Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Monbazillac, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau de Monbazillac.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bergerac City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bergerac City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bergerac City are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergerac City

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Tours

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.