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ordogne is part of the southwestern Périgord region of France, set between the verdant Loire Valley and the Pyrenees mountains.

Dordogne is rich in prehistoric history with its "grottes" and cave paintings located in the Vézère Valley, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lascaux, discovered only in 1979.

There are actually 15 prehistoric sites in the Vézère Valley mostly in and around Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, which has been called the "Capital of Prehistory" which is a dream of a trip for archaeology lovers and families alike.

The town of Périgueux is home to the Cathedrale St-Front, with its 5 domes, and the Vesunna Museum, built around Roman ruins. The charming, medieval market town of Sarlat-la-Canéda is a great base for exploring this rich, cultural region filled with off-the-beaten path châteaux, beautiful riverside villages and natural beauty. And for the gastronomy lovers, do not miss our classic Southwest gascony gourmet tours and culinary classes. For nature lovers, canoe and picnic along the Dordogne for unique views and access to Dordogne's most beautiful villages.

"We had an amazing trip to the Dordogne in late September. Philip Haslett, with his associate Evane, planned a fabulous itinerary that included all of the villages, castles, restaurants and historic sites on our wish list. We were based in Sarlat, and had daily excursions with our private guide / driver, Sandra. I must add that Sandra was an outstanding guide, so personable and incredibly knowledgeable about the area. We loved Sandra’s “add-on” suggestions and would not hesitate to utilize the entire team on another trip." - Rhonda, 2021

Our Dordogne Hotel Selections

Discover just a few of our favorite luxury hotels in Dordogne. Our French Promise team routinely visits and inspects each property personally for our discerning clients.

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