Know Some Of The Things That You Can Do In Dordogne

Regarded as the home for some of the most beautiful and breathtaking villages in France, the Valley of Dordogne is also known locally as the Perigord, as known and called by the locals. Unlike other locations in France, the Dordogne is not much well known in the country, but is considered one of the most beautiful and fascinating spots. This article presents information and details on some of the famous places in the Dordogne as you learn more about this area.

  • omme - A village situated above a cliff overlooking the Dordogne, Domme is one of the must-see destinations in that area in France. From the eastern side where the Montfort meander is to the side on the west where Beynac lies, tourists are offered spectacular viewpoints from this area in the valley of Dordogne. Be taken back to the history of the Medieval age as you are offered breathtaking views of the tranquil river and the lush fields of crops in the area. Read more about some things to do in Dordogne.

Founded by a person named Philip the Bold back in the thirteenth century, the village of Domme is a newer village than the others in the area that have existed earlier in those centuries. The Dordogne takes pride in its bastides which refer to villages that are newly founded and are characterized with a central covered area for dumping goods being sold. In France, historians believe that there are numerous other bastides dating from this period. Still open today, the village of Domme is perfect to visit during market days when tourists can find homegrown fruits, vegetables and homegrown chesses, cured hams, olives, sausages and the staple of the Dordogne called the foie gras. Travelers are advised to get some information and learn more about these villages from the local tourism office.

  • a Roque Gageac -- La Roque Gageac is known as a village that is situated, not on top, but against a clip that falls vertically into the Dordogne River. This village takes pride in many local attractions such as houses, churches and manor houses, one of the most widely known and visited is a manor that was once owned by the renowned family of Tarde. There is one area in La Roque Gageac that is home to semi-tropical plants and flowers protected by the cliff during winter seasons. You can also learn more about Dordogne by checking out the post at

Behind the houses and village buildings is a walking path located on the lower part of the cliff, where tourists can take many great shots overlooking the village. Near the area are caves that tourists can take a look at.

Beynac - A couple of miles down the traveling road is Beynac. One of the places that offer breathtaking views is the Chateau de Beynac which is located above a rock, overlooking the valley of the Dordogne, with castles situated around your viewing space.