Towns and Villages
There are many beautiful Towns and Villages in the Dordogne, Sarlat, Bergerac and Périgueux have been extensively documented, so we have omitted them here. Below you will find some of the less known villages that we have come to know and love.
Just 9 kilometres from Les Lavandes is the Medieval village of Limeuil and the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers.
Surrounded by wooded hills, built on the right bank of a bend in the river Vézère, the welcoming little town of Le Bugue, with it's 3,000 inhabitants, is one of the main localities in the Périgord.
Domme is 250 metres (820 ft) above sea level on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Dordogne river. Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain.
Perched above the Dordogne River, La Roque-Gageac is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association and one of our favourite places to picnic.
Monpazier is a 13th-century bastide town, founded and built in 1285 by King Edward I of England, who was also Duke of Gascony. It was home to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard II of England for a time.
Cadouin is a Medieval village made famous by it's 12th Century Abbey said to be the final resting place of Richard the Lionheart, which houses a piece of cloth at one time thought to be part of the shroud that covered the body of Christ.