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Discover the Dordogne

Fly to Bergerac with Jet2.com and you’ll arrive in the southwestern Dordogne, a perfect base for exploring this historic department.

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River adventures

River adventures

The River Dordogne flows right alongside the rustic town of Bergerac. The calm water makes it very popular for canoeing or you could simply hike along the waterfront. Sheer cliffs and evergreen valleys mean rock climbing and paragliding are on the menu too.

Ancient art

Ancient art

Some of the world’s oldest paintings reside in the Vézère Valley. See the caves of Lascaux II up close; you’ll soon understand why it’s nicknamed the ‘Prehistoric Sistine Chapel.’ The Rouffignac Caves are just as impressive.

A gourmand’s getaway

A gourmand’s getaway

On the subject of menus, Dordogne is a famed destination for foodies. Dishes are rich, rustic and full of earthy flavour. Look out for the season’s best produce at St. Cyprien, Brive, Bergerac and Périgeaux Markets. Depending on when you visit, stalls will be creaking with the weight of walnuts, chestnuts, strawberries, goose, duck and of course, black truffles.

Grand chateaux

Grand chateaux

There are more than 1,500 chateaux in the Dordogne region. Standing tall on hilltops and waterfronts, many date back to medieval times. Visit Castelnaud to discover its part in the 100 Years’ War and marvel at the frescoes of Beynac.

Fine wines

Fine wines

A staggering 13 varieties of wine from the Dordogne department carry France’s AOC stamp of approval. From rich reds to crisp whites and fragrant rosés, these wines bring a 2000-year winemaking tradition for the very highest standards of local produce.