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Dordogne Tourist Information

Beautiful meandering rivers, charming mellow stone villages, celebrated châteaux, rich vineyards and some of France’s loveliest countryside – this is the heart of rural France.  A green and fertile land of undulating hills, fruitful vineyards, prehistoric caves and medieval towns. Eurocamp Independent's guide to Dordogne Tourist Information includes links to the best campsites in the Dordogne, with details of Dordogne tourist attractions and sightseeing suggestions to make the most of your holiday experience.

Eating out in the Dordogne

While you are in the Dordogne, try walnuts which feature in cakes, desserts, cheeses, wines & liqueurs. Visit a walnut mill and pick up a bottle of walnut oil – lovely drizzled over salads & cheeses. Potted meats are very much part of traditional Périgord cookery. For dessert you may wish to try ‘clafoutis’, a local flan decorated with plump black cherries or ‘Gâteau aux Noix’, a delicious walnut cake. Highly-prized truffles, a regional delicacy, are known locally as ‘black diamonds’.

Whether you are a connoisseur or not, the full-bodied red wines of Cahors and Bergerac, and the famous white Monbazillac are bound to find their way onto your table, and at very reasonable prices!

Dordogne Sightseeing and Culture

Must see locations and information for tourists visiting Dordogne:

Canoeing on the Dordogne or Vézère rivers, from where you can view many of the region’s most renowned sights, taking in the scenery and stopping off at little cafés en route.

The local centre for agriculture, wine and tobacco. The château and vineyards of Monbazillac are worth visiting, as is the old town near the river with its timbered buildings.

St Léon-Sur-Vézère
A very small riverside village with an interesting little church and elegant château. Counted amongst the thirty most beautiful villages in France by Les Beaux-Arts.

One of France’s most spectacular ‘bastide’ towns, with a steep drop down to the cliffs at its northern end.  You can visit the caves which protected the villagers during the 100 Years War.

How to get to the Dordogne

Take a short morning crossing to Calais, with a drive of around 11 hours, or an overnight crossing to Caen or St Malo, leaving a drive of around 10 hours. An overnight stop at one of our Loire sites is recommended.

Campsites around the Dordogne