Regional information for the Dordogne
The beauty of the Dordogne, has earned the region the nickname ‘the Tuscany of France’. Beautiful and dramatic – it is a perfect location for Dordogne villas. Lush rolling hills, woodland, vines and fruit trees flank the Dordogne and Vésere rivers that bisect this ancient region.
Many medieval villages sit on the top of cliffs and overlook the sea offering prime location for Dordogne villas.
One of the longest inhabited regions of Europe, the Dordogne is a truly historic place, and is also home to caves and grottos; all this lush landscape can be explored whilst using your villa as a base. Castles reflecting this region’s long history also make great choices for visits whilst on Dordogne villa holidays.
What to eat and drink on your Dordogne Villa Holiday
The Dordogne is also known for its gastronomic delights, and the local wild mushrooms, truffles and foie gras are delicacies to be savoured, whilst staying in one of our Dordogne villas. The wines of delightful Bergerac and Montbazillac in the Dordogne, are world renowned and are certainly not to be missed.
Dordogne Villa Holidays in Périgueux
Périgueux is the capital of the Dordogne. It has a wonderful old quarter with narrow, lively streets and open, shaded courtyards as well as Roman ruins and the enormous St Front Cathedral. The Dordogne river is ideal for canoe trips, safe swimming and water skiing, while the hinterland is ripe country for walking and cycle tours, during a stay on a Dordogne villa holiday.
Dordogne Villa Holidays in the Quercy
The Quercy in the Dordogne is an area of glorious countryside speckled with old villages and ancient churches, perfect for a relaxing Dordogne villa holiday.
Dordogne Villa Holidays in Sarlat
Sarlat in the Dordogne is a very attentively restored town; its markets and coloured stone buildings are a joy to behold for the exploratory Dordogne villa holiday maker. It is no wonder that Sarlat in the Dordogne continues to be such a popular destination for those seeking Dordogne villa holidays.