Dordogne Travel Guide

Campsites, Gites, Wine, Gourmet Dining and so much more!

Other Attractions...

Of course, there is even more to the Dordogne, Lot and Périgord area as well as Wine, Caves and Chateaux! Its a Walking and Cycling paradise with quiet rural roads and paths to explore. Bike Hire Direct will deliver quality bikes free to your holiday accommodation. If you're feeling even more adventurous, there are numerous Canoe and Kayaking Centres that offer self-hire and guided tours. More sedate is a trip on a Gabarre, the traditional flat bottomed boat of the region. You can enjoy a trip and get some insight into their the historical significance from these Gabarre Tour Companies! If you like Golf then there are numerous Courses and Country Clubs, many with their own accommodation!

For seeing the Dordogne from a spectacular perspective, a Hot Air Balloon Flight in a 'Montgolfière' is a 'must-do'! Click here to get a flavour of what you can expect!

Prehistory and Traditional skills can be discovered through Inter-active Museums and Visitor Centres.

Food is central to French culture and nowhere moreso than in the Périgord, famous for its Truffles, Foie Gras and Duck cuisine! There are Truffle Museums and around every corner, another farm offering local produce! You can even enjoy Food and Wine Experiences from various providers!

There is always duck on the menu at most restaurants with Confit de Canard (usually duck leg preserved in fat then pan fried) and Magret de Canard (seared and sliced duck breast) the items to look for! The region has a host of Restaurants and Hotels offering Classic and Gourmet menus. Check them out in the Fine Dining Menu!

In addition to the regular Market Days in Towns and Villages across the region, its a must to join one of the Evening Food Markets where local Producers prepare their fare and sell with local wines in a community dining experience! You can find where and when they take place in the Markets Menu!

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