Tourism in Perigord Noir

The Périgord Noir, located in the south of the Dordogne, Dordogne is a natural region that must be visited. Our campsite is located in the Dordogne, also called the Périgord Noir. On the tourist side, our natural region has a lot to offer you among castles, prehistoric sites and medieval villages, you have everything you need not to be bored and amazed with family or friends.

PERIGORD NOIR, WHY?

When researching the activities to do and the places to visit in the Périgord Noir, you have probably wondered why the Périgord Noir. In the southeast of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir is so called because there are many holm oak forests. These oak forests are very dark, which gives this old Sarladaise region the name Périgord Noir. But that is not everything, The Dordogne is divided into three other parts: Périgord Blanc, Périgord Pourpre and Périgord Vert. This division into four colors was decided for tourist reasons and to help visitors find their way. Let’s start with the Périgord Vert. This is the northern part of the Dordogne. The name was given by Jules Verne himself, who constantly admired the green landscape of the meadows. The Périgord Blanc is located in the center of the Dordogne. The capital of the department is located in this part of the Dordogne: Périgueux. The name was chosen because of the white color of limestone, often used to construct buildings. Finally, we end with the Périgord Pourpre. This part is located in the southwest of the Dordogne, near the Bordelais. As you can imagine, it takes its name from the vineyards of the department.

WHAT TO DISCOVER IN THE PÉRIGORD NOIR?

A stone’s throw from the campsite on the banks of the Dordogne, you will find the most beautiful sites of the Périgord, the medieval city of Sarlat, the Dordogne valley with its castles and villages, Lascaux, Les Eyzies and their prehistoric testimonies, and also in neighboring Lot; Rocamadour, the Padirac abyss … You can practice or discover caving, climbing, tennis, golf, horse riding, cycling (next to the campsite: cycle path to Sarlat and Souillac). Walking or canoeing on the Dordogne River will also allow you to discover a more secret Périgord. Enjoy life, discover its riches and have fun too.

Visit the medieval towns and villages of the Périgord

Sarlat La Caneda

Sarlat

Medieval city – 10 km

village de Domme

Domme

Beautiful village with a magnificent view over the Dordogne Valley 10 km away

La Roque-Gageac

La Roque-Gageac

One of the most beautiful villages in France, 10 km away

Discover the beautiful gardens in the Dordogne

Les jardins d'eau

Jardins d’eau

Watergarden at 500m from the campsite

Jardins d’Eyrignac

Eyrignac located 15km away, the vegetal jewel of Périgord Noir

Les jardins de Marqueyssac

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

Boxwood garden hanging above the Dordogne valley 16 km away

Discover the castles of the Périgord Noir

Château de Beynac

Château de Beynac

Chateau from the middle ages with impressive architecture

 

Château des Milandes

The castle where you go to meet the incredible life of Josephine Baker

Château de Castelnaud

Château de Castelnaud

Museum of war in the middle ages with a collection of weapons and armor

Unmissable sites to visit

Grottes de Lascaux

Les grottes de Lascaux 4
The complete reproduction of the rock drawings of the cave 35 km away

La Roque Saint Christophe

La Roque Saint Christophe
Troglodyte fortress at 35 km

SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE DORDOGNE

Descent of the Dordogne by canoe, walking or cycling on the many hiking trails, horse riding, tree climbing, climbing, via Ferrata, caving, hot-air balloon rides….

Tourist Office Sarlat

OT Sarlat

Tourist Office Vallée Dordogne

OT Vallée Dordogne

Tourist Office Vallée Vézère

OT Vallée Vézère