The many ‘Vide greniers’ are also a feast for those who want to find just that. These flea and antique markets are a feast for the tourist who wants something else than the “known way”.

The Dordogne can also be proud of its villages and cities that are real architectural pearls like Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castelnau-La Chapelle, Domme (breathtaking), La Roque Gageac, Saint-Jean-de-Côle and of course Sarlat-le-Canéda and Saint-Emilion.     

The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful regions of France. Without a doubt, my favourite French region. Life here is exactly as it should be according to me: pure, easy-going and the weather is almost always good. The Dordogne is bursting with beautiful (medieval) villages, castles, wonderful nature and great campsites. It is not for nothing that so many tourists find this French department in the summer.

The name Dordogne refers not only to the department but also to the river that flows through this part of France. That river is a breath of fresh air in the summer months: it offers so many possibilities to cool down on hot days. If you are holidaying here, you should hire a canoe and spend a day paddling down the Dordogne. There are so many nice beaches and places where you can moor. The views along the way are simply phenomenal – you will pass the most beautiful villages and castles of the Dordogne – and there is little better than a day canoeing in one of the most beautiful regions of France.

Culinary enjoyment

For those who love wine, the world-renowned wine domains of Saint Emilion, Pomerol and Monbazzillac are all close by and therefore perfect as a fun day trip for the connoisseur.

Moreover, the Dordogne can rightly be proud of its title as THE kitchen of France because you can actually eat fantastic food everywhere for a very reasonable price.

For those who really want to experience the ‘couleur locale’ in all its authenticity, you should definitely visit a ‘Marché Gourmand’, culinary spectacles that are organised everywhere in fantastic locations during the summer months.