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Discover The Dordogne Valley With

09th February 2011 • Posted in New Routes


The Dordogne Valley (Brive), is one of France’s best kept secrets – stunning villages, beautiful countryside, fascinating history and plenty of sports and outdoor activities to enjoy. 

La Roque Gageac is reputed to be one of the most beautiful villages in France, with the village clustering up the steep rockface, the river running alongside and the picture book castle it is a breath taking and charming place to visit – it can be enjoyed on foot, on boat trip or under your own steam in a canoe. 

Nearby Sarlat is famous for its market where you can pick up the local delicacies including pink garlic and foie gras, enjoy exploring this fascinating town on foot – it bustles with life amongst stunning architecture that spans the ages. 

The region is also perfect for active holidays – and for ensuring the kids don’t get bored! The Dordogne river offers some of the best canoeing in France, and the area is perfect for road or mountain biking, on some of the oldest trails in the world – used by our prehistoric ancestors! The varied terrain is also great for horse trekking, hiking, climbing and abseiling and caving –  the world famous Lascaux Caves near Montignac are home to the earliest known cave paintings ever found. 250 UNESCO classified world heritage sites and plenty of spots for great fly fishing mean this is a destination which really does have something for everyone!, the leading leisure airline with friendly low fares, flies from Manchester Airport to the Dordogne Valley (Brive Airport) starting in May this year.  Flights will operate twice a week from May to September and prices start from £39.99 per person one way including taxes. Car hire is also available from to help holidaymakers make the most of all the region has to offer.

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