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.
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
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.