16 days in Dordogne Itinerary

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Perigueux
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Perigueux — 5 nights

Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Bring the kids along to Chateau de Bridoire and Moulin de la Rouzique. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Notre-Dame (in Bergerac City), Villars (Grotte de Villars & Chateau de Puyguilhem) and Brantome Police Horses & Friends (in Saint-Pancrace). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Hautefort, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Tourtoirac, and don't miss a visit to Saint-Jean de Cole.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Perigueux online itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Perigueux is an approximately 11-hour car ride. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perigueux, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 10 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Attractions like Vieux Sarlat and Les Noyeraies du Landers make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarlat-la-Caneda: Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac), Le Parc du Thot (in Thonac) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, and Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip app.

Traveling by car from Perigueux to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Dordogne travel guide

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Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.
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