and Walking Packages
“gem” of the Dordogne Valley is the medieval town of
Sarlat-La-Caneda which possess the highest concentration of
medieval, Renaissance and 17th century facades of any town in
France. The protected houses are rich in ornamental detail and now
form an open air museum. The town is also famous for one of the best
markets in France.
However, Sarlat is not the only gorgeous town in the area. The
Dordogne Valley is blessed with many beautiful villages which are
perched on the steep banks of the River. One of the best views can
be seen from Domme, taking in the Dordogne Valley from Beynac in the
west of Montfort in the east.
The area is also famous for its prehistoric cave paintings which can
be seen at Lascaux.
You will also visit some villages in the Lot Valley, the most famous
being Rocamadour, a site of pilgrimage since 1166. The village today
is a preserved monument sitting on a rocky peak above the Alzou
Valley. The view from the top is phenomenal.
The Dordogne is also a gastronomic paradise. You will find fabulous
duck and fois gras dishes, the produce sourced from the many farms
in the area. Wine is produced in nearby Bergerac. Walnuts are grown
in abundance throughout the valley. Wild mushrooms are found in the
woods, and in January the black truffles appear at the market.