4-day road trip through the Dordogne-Périgord
Día 119hFollow in the footsteps of Cyrano de Bergerac1Day 19:00hFollow in the footsteps of Cyrano de Bergerac
Discover one of the most beautiful towns in the Dordogne in the footsteps of Cyrano de Bergerac. Stop by the tourist office and get a map of the route. The walk takes about two hours and will take you to the heart of Bergerac.
If you arrive on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday, visit the market and pick up some provisions to enjoy the local gastronomy.
If you like wine, this is the place for you, there are wine activities for the whole family. You can do a wine and local produce tasting, picnics, guided tours and much more.
Start your visit at Quai Cyrano. Don't miss the small but charming Place de la Mirpe. Cross the Pont de Bergerac and enjoy the "skyline of the city" and visit one of the oldest bars in France, the Café Vedry.
15hVisit the medieval town of Issigeac2Day 115:00hVisit the medieval town of Issigeac
Issigeac is a medieval town in the south of the Dordogne. An ancient bastide founded between the 13th and 14th centuries, where you can see that time has not passed you by. You can see buildings more than 600 years old. You have two options, let yourself wander through the narrow streets, or ask for a map at the tourist office at the entrance of the village. The map will help you to discover hidden places with many centuries of history.
Don't miss "La Rue de la Saucisse" and the 13th century house/business; the Rue de L'Oustal and its 13th century cottages, the Mushroom house and the house of the heads.
17hVisiting the Bastide of Monpazier3Day 117:00hVisiting the Bastide of Monpazier
The grid city of the Middle Ages. This town was founded in 1284 by King Edward I of England.
The most striking thing about this town is its perfect grid layout, which has been maintained to this day.
It is a must to get to the main square, walk through the porticoes with centenary arcades and its market, which has been held in the same place every Thursday morning for more than 700 years.
Visit the artisan shops and local products, and take home some gastronomic souvenirs.
A visit to the main square, the porticoes and some gastronomic delicacies of the area such as capiñones, walnuts or duck, if you are not a vegetarian, are a must. You can sleep in the free area for vans and camper vans (camping car air) in Belvés.
Día 249hBelvés, one of the most beautiful villages in France4Day 29:30hBelvés, one of the most beautiful villages in France
Belvés is one of the most beautiful villages in France and one of the most beautiful villages in the Dordogne-Périgord. It is an ancient medieval town, which has been preserved to this day.
It is located on the top of a rocky promontory, ideal to be able to defend itself against possible attacks.
The route to visit the village is very well signposted, with signs explaining what you are seeing. Highlights include the market (Le halle), the underground troglodyte town, the 14th century castle, the Belfort Tower. To take the underground tour, go to the tourist office located in the Belfort Tower.
13.00hBeynac et Cazenac5Day 213.00hBeynac et Cazenac
La mejor vista de este pueblo medieval es cuando estás llegando. Las casas de piedra al borde del río y el castillo en la parte más alta, te dejarán sin palabras. Éste y la Roque-Gageac son mis preferidos. Aquí lo imprescindible es pasear por el pueblo, visitar el Castillo de Beynac y pasear por el río Dordoña en “gabarre”. Hay visitas guiadas en verano.
Para amantes de los castillos: Visita el Castillo de Beynac. Pasear en Gabarre (barco típico) por el Río Dordoña.
17hCastelnaud-la-Chapelle, one of France's most beautiful villages6Day 217:00hCastelnaud-la-Chapelle, one of France's most beautiful villages
The castle of Castelnaud overlooks the Dordogne river from the top of the village. You can visit it and inside you will find the museum of the war of the Middle Ages. The village is small and picturesque, I recommend you to take a walk.
Recorrer el pueblo. Visitar el castillo
Día 3710hLa Roque Gageac7Day 310:00hLa Roque Gageac
I fell in love with this village as soon as I arrived. It is very beautiful with its stone houses by the river, its castle (which is for rent, in case anyone would like to rent a castle...). This village, like the whole area, suffered the Hundred Years' War (war between France and England), then the wars of religions and all this has made Roque-Gageac an impenetrable fortress.
Take a guided tour. It is essential to rent a kayak and take pictures from the river.
12hKayac in la Roque Gageac8Day 312:00hKayac in la Roque Gageac
There are several kayak rental companies around the river.
16hDomme, one of the most beautiful villages in France9Day 316:00hDomme, one of the most beautiful villages in France
Domme is a surprising village in the Dordogne-Périgord Noir. It is located high up in the mountains and can be reached by a winding road. It was a fortified town and we can see that in its main gate, the "Porte de Tours. Inside the "Bastide de Domme" you will find a very well preserved medieval architecture and inside the Tourist Office an entrance to the grotto of Domme. A jewel of 450 meters with unique treasures.
Imprescindible: Visitar la Gruta dentro de la oficina de turismo. Pasea por el pueblo, recorre sus calles, sus jardines, el molino, sus miradores, el castillo no se puede visitar porque es propiedad privada.
Día 41010hVisit the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda10Day 410:00hVisit the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda
Comenzamos la visita a Sarlat en la Plaza de Peyrou. Está muy cerca de la oficina de turismo, por si quieres ir a por un plano de la ciudad, aunque es un poco malo, mejor usa Google Maps.
Imprescindibles de Sarlat: Palacio Episcopal, la catedral, el jardín de Enfeus, la linterna de los muertos, el presidial, el ayuntamiento, la Mansion Gisson, Iglesia Sainte-Marie y su ascensor panorámico, la estatua del espectador y la de los tres gansos, etc.
13hEating out in Sarlat11Day 413:00hEating out in Sarlat
Eat in one of the traditional Périgord restaurants.
Typical food: Fois grass
Périgord Black Truffles
Périgord walnut cake
Tourain (a traditional soup)
L'Enchaud of preserved pork (charcuterie)
Sautéed potatoes Sarladaises style
Perigord Cabécou (cheese)
Trappe d'Echourgnac (cheese)
Caramelised walnuts dipped in chocolate from La Maison Laval
15hCuevas de Lascaux12Day 415:30hCuevas de Lascaux
Discovered by chance in 1940, the Lascaux Caves are the largest museum of prehistoric art in France. They are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today you can visit Lascaux IV. It is a replica of the original cave, which was created to preserve the paintings of the original cave, which were beginning to be damaged by artificial lights and human heat.
Impressive: The Belvedere, the grotto, the workshop and the gallery of the imaginary.
Before you travel
Food: Buy the basics for breakfast and cooking, but take advantage of the local markets to sample the local cuisine.
Treat yourself: The Dordogne is also famous for its gastronomy, so one day, treat yourself and dine in one of its restaurants.
Travel comfortably: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking and water.
How to get there: If you don't have a van, you can arrive in Bordeaux and rent one. From Bordeaux to Bergerac is only 120km.
To find a place to sleep, we recommend the PArk4night app, it's free and you can find places to spend the night (free and paid), places to stop for a meal and there are lots of reviews from other travellers to help you choose easily.