Tourist Attractions

Introduction

To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that for the tourist attraction you intend to visit, you check the opening times etc. It is not unusual for attractions to close for lunch or close on a Monday, for example.

Most staff speak quite good English, however, if you do not feel confident calling, we are more than happy to call for you.

Please also note that in peak season some attractions may require pre-booked tickets. E.g. Lascaux Caves.

Stuck for an idea?

Please note that this a comprehensive list of the many tourist attractions on offer in Dordogne.

It is possible that you might find this list a little overwhelming so by popular request we created a ‘Things to See and Do in Dordogne’ page. You can find the Things to See and Do in Dordogne page here.

Amusement & Attraction Parks

Parc Le Bournat

Parc Le Bournat
  • About 40 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Model village of life in the 1900’s with children’s rides and activites.
  • Parc Le Bournat, 191 Allée Paul-Jean Souriau, 24260 Le Bugue, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 08 41 99
  • Web: www.lebournat.fr

We have visited twice and can recommend. You can see some of our personal photographs in the Parc Le Bournat Album.

Jacquou Parc - Parc d’activités et de loisirs

Jacquou Parc - Parc d’activités et de loisirs
  • About 25 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Amusement Park, Rides, Animal Park, Aqua Park and more
  • D 710, La Menuse - Mortemart, 24260 Saint-Félix-de-Reillac-et-Mortemart, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 54 15 57
  • Web: www.jacquouparc.com

Animals, Birds & Zoos

Le Rocher des Aigles

Le Rocher des Aigles - Rocamadour

An excellent visit - Ornithological park with raptor and parrot shows. Birds of Prey, Nocturnals, Parrots

  • About 1 hour and 28 minutes from the Gîte
  • 46500 Rocamadour, Midi-Pyrénées
  • Tél : 05 65 33 65 45
  • Web : www.rocherdesaigles.com

Aquarium du Périgord Noir

Aquarium du Périgord Noir
  • About 40 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Aquarium du Périgord Noir, 24260 Le Bugue, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 07 10 74
  • Web: www.aquariumperigordnoir.com

We have visited twice and can recommend.

La Ferme Animalière du Touron

La Ferme Animalière du Touron
  • About 45 minutes from the Gîte.
  • RN 21, Le Touron, 24140 Campsegret, Dordogne (Périgord Pourpre)
  • Tel: 05 53 73 84 70
  • Web: www.parc-animaux-dordogne.fr

Boat Trips

L’Arche de Noé

L’Arche de Noé
  • About 50 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Place du Marché, 24310 Brantôme, Dordogne (Périgord Vert)
  • Tel: 05 53 05 80 63
  • Web: N/A

Gabarres de Beynac

Gabarres de Beynac
  • About 1 hour from the Gîte.
  • Le Bourg, 24220 Beynac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 28 51 15
  • Web: www.gabarre-beynac.com

Les Gabares Norbert

Les Gabares Norbert
  • About 1 hour from the Gîte.
  • Le Bourg, 24250 La Roque Gageac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 29 40 44
  • Web: www.norbert.fr

Caves & Rock Shelters

Gouffre de Proumeyssac

Gouffre de Proumeyssac
  • About 43 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Cave with cristallizations of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Gouffre de Proumeyssac, BP 7, 24260 Le Bugue sur Vézère, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 07 27 47
  • Web: www.gouffre-proumeyssac.com

Grotte du Grand Roc

Grotte du Grand Roc
  • About 37 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Cave with cristallizations of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Grotte du Grand Roc, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 06 92 70
  • Web: www.semitour.com

Lascaux II

Lascaux II
  • About 35 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Cave.
  • Lascaux II, 24290 Montignac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 51 95 03
  • Web: www.semitour.com

Laugerie-Basse

Laugerie-Basse
  • About 45 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Prehistoric ‘Abris’ (Rockshelters) and prehistoric life.
  • Avenue de Laugerie, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 06 92 70
  • Web: www.semitour.com

Le Thot

Le Thot
  • About 35 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Prehistoric Interpretation Centre.
  • Le Thot, 24290 Thonac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 50 70 44
  • Web: www.semitour.com

Grotte de Tourtoirac

Grotte de Tourtoirac
  • About 37 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Cave with cristallizations of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Grotte de Tourtoirac, Les Combes, 24390 Tourtoirac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 50 24 77
  • Web: www.grotte-de-tourtoirac.fr

Cathedrals

Cathédrale Saint Front

Cathédrale Saint Front
  • About 35 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Place de la Clautre, 24000 Périgueux, Dordogne (Perigord Blanc)
  • Tel: 05 53 53 10 63
  • Web: www.tourisme-perigueux.fr

Châteaux

Château de Ajat

Château de Ajat
  • About 15 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Châteaux d’Ajat 24210 Ajat, Dordogne (Perigord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 05 25 07
  • Web: N/A

Château de Hautefort

Château de Hautefort
  • About 40 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Château de Hautefort, Le Bourg d’Hautefort, 24390 Hautefort, Dordogne (Périgord Blanc)
  • Tel: 05 53 50 51 23
  • Web: www.chateau-hautefort.com

Château de l’Herm

Château de l’Herm
  • About 18 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Château de l’Herm, 24580 Rouffignac Saint Cernin de Reilhac, Dordogne (Périgord Blanc)
  • Tel: 05 53 05 46 61
  • Web: www.chateaudelherm.com

Château de Losse

Château de Losse
  • About 40 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Château de Losse, 24290 Thonac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 50 80 08
  • Web: www.chateaudelosse.com

Château de Puymartin

Château de Puymartin
  • About 50 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Château de Puymartin, 24200 Sarlat, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 59 29 97
  • Web: www.chateau-puymartin.com

Maison Forte de Reignac

Maison Forte de Reignac
  • About 38 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Maison Forte de Reignac, 24620 Tursac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 50 69 54
  • Web: www.maison-forte-reignac.com

Cinemas

Cap Cinéma

Cap Cinéma
  • About 30 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Cinema
  • Place Francheville, 24000 Périgueux, Dordogne (Perigord Blanc)
  • Tel: 05 53 03 92 91
  • Web: www.cap-cine.fr

Ciné Roc

Ciné Roc
  • About 40 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Cinema
  • 16 rue Jean Jaurès, 24120 Terrasson, Dordogne (Perigord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 51 79 16
  • Web: www.cinepassion-dordogne.com

Cinéma Le Vox

Cinéma Le Vox
  • About 30 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Cinema
  • Place Bertrand de Born, 24290 Montignac, Dordogne (Perigord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 51 87 24
  • Web: www.commeaucinema.com

Food & Drink

Bovetti Chocolatier - Musée du Chocolat

Bovetti Chocolatier - Musée du Chocolat
  • About 45 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Zone du Moulin Rouge, 24120 Terrasson, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 51 57 36
  • Web: www.bovetti.com

Chai de Lardimalie

Chai de Lardimalie
  • About 15 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Wine and vine museum.
  • Le Maine, 24330 Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac, Dordogne (Périgord Blanc)
  • Tel: 05 53 35 44 96
  • Web: www.chaidelardimalie.com

Duck & Truffle

Duck & Truffle

La Chanteracoise

La Chanteracoise
  • About 44 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Biscuits, Breads and Toasts etc.
  • Le Pont, 24190 Saint-Germain-du-Salembre, Dordogne (Périgord Blanc)
  • Tel: 05 53 80 51 17
  • Web: www.la-chanteracoise.fr

Museums

Musée de l’Harmonium

Musée de l’Harmonium
  • About 20 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Museum dedicated to the harmonium (pump organ/reed organ).
  • Eglise de Bars, 24210 Bars, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 05 20 60
  • Web: N/A

The Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum

The Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum
  • About 30 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Vesunna offers a 3000 m2 itinerary of permanent presentation of antique Perigueux.
  • Parc de Vésone, 20, rue du 26e Régiment d’Infanterie, 24000 Périgueux, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 53 00 92
  • Web: www.perigueux-vesunna.fr

Places - Nice Cities

This is a list of cities and very large towns that we have visited and found to be very attractive and of interest, with plenty of things to see and do.

Although not in the Dordogne, I have included Bordeaux.

The website link takes you to the relevant tourist information office website.


Bergerac

Bergerac
  • About 1 hour from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme Bergerac
  • 97 Rue Neuve d’Argenson, 24100 Bergerac, Dordogne (Périgord Pourpre)
  • Tel: 05 53 57 03 11
  • Web: www.pays-bergerac-tourisme.com

Bordeaux

Bordeaux
  • About 1 hour 45 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme de Bordeaux
  • Gare de Bordeaux St-Jean, Gare Saint-Jean, Parvis Louis Armand, Rue Charles Domercq, 33800 Bordeaux
  • Tel: 05 56 91 64 70
  • Web: www.bordeaux-tourism.co.uk

Périgueux

Périgueux
  • About 30 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme de Périgueux
  • Maison du Tourisme, 26 Place Francheville, 24000 Périgueux, Dordogne (Périgord Blanc)
  • Tel: 05 53 53 10 63
  • Web: www.tourisme-perigueux.fr

Places - Nice Towns

This is a starter list of towns that we have visited and found to be very attractive and of interest, with plenty of things to see and do.

The website link takes you to the relevant tourist information office website.


Brantôme

Brantôme
  • About 50 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme de Montignac
  • Église Notre-Dame, 2 rue Puyjoli de Meyjounissas, 24310 Brantôme, Dordogne (Périgord Vert)
  • Tel: 05 53 51 82 60
  • Web: perigord-dronne-belle.fr

You can also see some of our personal photographs in the Brantôme Album.

Le Bugue

Le Bugue
  • About 35 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme du Bugue
  • 22, Place de l’Hôtel de ville, 24260 Le Bugue, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 07 20 48
  • Web: www.leseyzies-tourist.info

Montignac

Montignac
  • About 30 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme de Montignac
  • Place Bertrand de Born, 24290 Montignac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 51 82 60
  • Web: N/A

Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac
  • About 25 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme de Rouffignac
  • Place de la Mairie, 24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 05 39 03
  • Web: N/A

Sarlat

Sarlat
  • About 45 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme de Sarlat
  • 3 Rue Tourny, 24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 31 45 45
  • Web: www.sarlat-tourisme.com

Thenon

Thenon
  • About 20 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office Tourisme Causses Vézère
  • 25 Av. de la IV République, 24210, Thenon, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 06 35 10
  • Web: N/A

Places - Nice Villages

This is a starter list of villages that we have visited and found to be very attractive and of interest, with plenty of things to see and do.

The website link takes you to the relevant tourist information office website.


Limeuil

Limeuil
  • About 35 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Office de Tourisme de Limeuil
  • Le Bourg, Jardin de la mairie, D31, 24510 Limeuil, Dordogne (Périgord Pourpre)
  • Tel: 05 53 63 38 90
  • Web: www.limeuil-en-perigord.com

We have visited twice and can recommend. You can see some of our personal photographs in the Limeuil Album.

La Roque Gageac

La Roque Gageac
  • About 1 hour from the Gîte.
  • Le Bourg, 24250 La Roque Gageac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 29 17 01
  • Web: www.sarlat-tourisme.com

Le Plus Beaux Villages de France de la Vallée Dordogne

Le Plus Beaux Villages de France de la Vallée Dordogne
  • 01. Belvès
  • 02. Beynac-et-Cazenac
  • 03. Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
  • 04. Domme
  • 05. La Roque-Gageac (we have visited and recommend)
  • 06. Limeuil (we have visited and recommend)
  • 07. Monpazier
  • 08. Saint-Amand-de-Coly
  • 09. Saint-Jean-de-Côle
  • 10. Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

A list of villages that are members of the Association ‘Le Plus Beaux Villages de France’ (The Most Beautiful Villages of France). Web: www.france-beautiful-villages.org

Parcs & Gardens

Les Jardins de L’Imaginaire

Les Jardins de L’Imaginaire
  • About 45 minutes from the Gîte.
  • Imaginary Gardens
  • Les Jardins de L’Imaginaire, Place de Genouillac, 24120 Terrason, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 50 86 82
  • Web: www.jardins-imaginaire.com

Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac

Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac
  • About 55 minutes from the Gîte.
  • The Gardens of Eyrignac Manor
  • Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac, 24590 Salignac-Eyvigues, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 28 99 71
  • Web: www.eyrignac.com

Les Jardins Suspendus de Marqueyssac

Les Jardins Suspendus de Marqueyssac
  • About 1 hour from the Gîte.
  • The Overhanging Gardens of Marqueyssac
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac, 24220 Vézac, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 31 36 36
  • Web: www.marqueyssac.com

We have visited once so far and can recommend. You can see some of our personal photographs in the Gardens of Marqueyssac Album.

Les Jardins Panoramiques de Limeuil

Les Jardins Panoramiques de Limeuil
  • About 35 minutes from the Gîte.
  • The Panoramic Gardens of Limeuil
  • Place des Fossés, 24510 Limeuil, Dordogne (Périgord Pourpre)
  • Tel: 05 53 73 26 13
  • Web: www.jardins-panoramiques-limeuil.com

We have visited twice and can recommend. You can see some of our personal photographs in the Limeuil Album.

Les Jardins d’Eau

Les Jardins d’Eau
  • About 1 hour from the Gîte.
  • Les Jardins d’Eau
  • Saint Rome, 24200 Carsac - Aillac, France, Dordogne (Périgord Noir)
  • Tel: 05 53 28 91 96
  • Web: www.jardinsdeau.com

We have visited these beautiful water gardens three times now and can certainly recommend. You can see some of our personal photographs in the Les Jardins d’Eau Album.

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