10 things not to be missed in the Périgord

Published on 12 September 2019

The Dordogne boasts all sorts of incredible sites for the whole family to enjoy! Explore the Perigord Vert, stroll amid the market stalls and the region’s traditional villages or admire them from the river and relax on one of the beaches of the Dordogne river… Situated in the heart of southwest France , the region’s medieval and gastronomic character will bring out your adventurous spirit!

Discover the 10 top activities that everyone will love!

Markets: Truffles, foie gras, duck breast and duck confit, wines… Sample the Perigord’s specialities at the markets that are held every week. Tantalize your taste buds as you stroll about the organic markets, covered stalls, and night markets…

Padirac Sinkhole: Plunge into the depths of the earth with a tour of the Padirac sinkhole, which celebrated its 130th birthday in 2019, and discover its history. Amidst the vegetation and rocks, you will be enchanted by the underground river which runs through the sinkhole, and which holds many mysteries…

Traditional villages: Among the most beautiful villages in France, discover those of the Dordogne, to the south of Sarlat. Go back in time as you explore the medieval town of Sarlat, Roque Gageac with its little winding lanes, or Beynac with its unique charm.

Castles: Along the Dordogne river, you can discover some of the region’s most beautiful buildings such as Castelnaud castle which overlooks the Dordogne valley, offering stunning views of the surrounding villages.

Lascaux caves: Set out in the footsteps of cave men at the Lascaux caves in the Vézère Valley in Montignac. Ideal for visiting with children.

Périgueux, a city renowned for its art and history: Visit the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Gallo-Roman Vesunna Museum and Vesone Tower. As a family, explore the capital of the Dordogne.

The Périgord Vert: Among the region’s remains, visit Brantôme Abbey founded by Charlemagne in 769 in the heart of the Périgord Vert otherwise known as “the Venice of the Périgord”.

Gastronomy: Awaken your senses by discovering all the secrets of the local gastronomy. Visit the Maison du Foie Gras in Thiviers or the truffle ecomuseum in Sorges.

Rocamadour: An impressive sacred town built into the cliffside in successive levels of houses and chapels. You can stroll through the streets throughout the year to discover one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Explore the region as fancy takes you: By bike, horseback, canoe or traditional boat, admire the prestigious castles of the Périgord in the very best way.

Discover our two destinations Huttopia in Périgord:

Huttopia Lanmary Village
A Holiday Village in the heart of the Perigord forest! With its swimming pool suspended amidst the trees, the tranquil setting of the forest and endless opportunities to explore the Dordogne, your holidays will be a magical experience…

Huttopia Sarlat Campsite
Camp in the midst of the medieval town of Sarlat in the heart of 13 ha of nature, with its heated pool! You will love canoeing down the Dordogne and going on an unforgettable tour of the Lascaux IV caves during your stay.

Published on 12 September 2019