Dordogne It is one of the most beautiful and well-known areas of France, with a lot of natural landscapes, impressive castles and medieval cities that make it one of the most visited parts of the country. It is located in the southwest of the country, between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees, and is crossed by the Dordogne (Dordogne) river. Since the 90s it has been one of the most important tourist destinations, behind only cities like Paris or Marseille.
Dordogne is characterized by the large number of valleys it has, intermingled and crossed by several rivers with clear waters and which also lead to places like Dronne or Vézère. What is most striking are the rugged granite and limestone plateaus and the sharp and steep rock outcrops. In this area you can also give a Boat tour and traveling the 10 kilometers of the river, from Monfort to Byenac, and which can also be done by canoe or by other way by car, bicycle or on foot. Many possibilities for an indispensable tour.
During this tour you can also get to know the town of La Roque-Gageac, which is in an incomparable setting between rocky cliffs and which has many medieval buildings, many of them restored but retaining their charm. The most important part is Sarlat, where there is a labyrinth with dozens of caves full of Paleolithic engravings, sculptures and drawings. North of Sarlat you will find Lascaux, the most viewed cave in the world and considered as the Louvre of the Cro-magnon man.
In short, that in Dordogne you can spend a fantastic holiday where you can combine the rural and natural tourism with the city holidays full of culture and history where time seems to have stopped years ago. In addition, in almost all rivers you can bathe or stand on the shore to take a nap.
France's Dordogne (September 2020)