The Dordogne region offers everything you imagine when you think of quintessential France. This region is bursting with beautiful chateaux, rolling vineyards and historical buildings, all set in the most idyllic landscape. Dordogne is located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees mountain range.
A glamping holiday in this glorious part of southwest France is sure to please the whole family!
The Dordogne region is renowned for its traditional French gastronomy. The Périgord Vert is particularly well-known and loved for its local specialties: foie gras, truffles, walnuts, chestnuts, berries, snails, goose, apples and duck ... the list goes on! In addition, the town of Villefranche-du-Périgord is famous for its chestnuts and cep markets. You simply cannot visit without sampling the delicious local fair!
Do not forget your camera when glamping in Dordogne! This stunning region offers an abundance of Instaworthy photo moments. The incredible fortified villages of Beynac, La Roque Gageac and Eymet will blow you away! Not forgetting Brantôme- the Venice of The Dordogne, Bergerac, Ribérac and Bourdeilles. A tour of the Château de Bourdeilles offers the opportunity to venture back in time while learning about its role during the Hundred Years War. These dreamy traditional villages deliver old world charm in spades and simply can't be missed! Dordogne has a rich historical heritage. More than 1000 castles are scattered all over the territory of Périgord. Some of the most well-known include Hautefort, Losse, and Commarque, as well as the castles of Jumilhac and Excideuil. A strong religious influence is still evident in this region, the Cadouin cloister and the Saint-Avit Sénieur abbey are also worth a visit.
History enthusiasts will love the Vézère Valley and the Lascaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the caves are embellished with artwork that is estimated to date back 17,000 years!
The Dordogne is the ideal escape for nature lovers. Get lost on the paths of the Périgord Limousin Regional Nature Park by bike or on foot. Embrace the stunning landscapes of the Isle valley and its heritage at your leisure. Water sports aficionados will love all that the Auvézère river has to offer, in fact a barge or canoe ride on the Dordogne is one of the best ways to take in the natural beauty of the region.