Le Périgord Noir, une destination riche en patrimoines …
The Périgord region, now officially called Dordogne, is at the core of French gastronomy. Its emblematic products are truffles, porcini mushrooms, foie gras, fresh fruit and melons soaked in the sun-kissed South-West.
The Périgord Noir, the most touristic of the Périgords!
Among the four Périgords, the Périgord Noir is the one with the most important tourist attractions. With its landscapes, rivers and sites, it is a great place for holidays, short stays and long weekends.
The city of Sarlat is undoubtedly one of the key places to visit in Périgord. It is a beautifully preserved and restored ancient medieval town. During the season, it is a very lively city with its market , guided tours and festivals . In winter, three flagship events are organized, the Christmas market, the truffle festival in January and the goose festival in February.
The Dordogne valley stretches from Carlux to Siorac en Périgord. It is a valley with unspoiled nature endowed with major heritage sites: the villages of Beynac, Roque Gageac, Domme classified among the most beautiful villages in France, the sites of Castelnaud, Marqueyssac and many others. The natural setting of the valley makes it suitable for rest and for the practice of multiple leisure activities: canoeing , swimming ...
The Vézère valley is famous for the classification of its many prehistoric sites as world heritage of humanity by UNESCO . There is the Lascaux cave, but also sites such as Font de Gaume, Cap Blanc.
The city of Les Eyzies can rightly claim to be the prehistoric world capital due to the large number of sites it houses, its national museum and its interpretation center. The Vézère valley offers peace and quiet. It is ideal for family outings , walks and sports activities ( mountain biking ).