36 days in Dordogne Itinerary

36 days in Dordogne Itinerary

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Fly to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Drive to Gageac-et-Rouillac
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Gageac-et-Rouillac
— 1 night
Drive
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Ribagnac
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monbazillac
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bergerac City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Perigueux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montignac
— 4 nights
Drive
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Le Bugue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Fly to Brisbane

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Gageac-et-Rouillac — 1 night

On the 4th (Sun), play a few rounds at Golf des Vigiers, do a tasting at Chateau Cluzeau, and then do a tasting at Chateau Lestevenie. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Chateau de Panisseau, learn something new at Chateau Feely, and then awaken your taste buds at French Wine Adventures.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gageac-et-Rouillac trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Gageac-et-Rouillac is an approximately 37-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ribagnac.
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Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Tours
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Ribagnac — 2 nights

On the 6th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Felicien d'Issigeac, relax in the rural setting at La Chevrerie du Charmat, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bridoire. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Issigeac Sunday Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier D.Z' arts, and then awaken your taste buds at Domaine du Siorac.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ribagnac itinerary app.

Ribagnac is just a short distance from Gageac-et-Rouillac. In September in Ribagnac, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monbazillac.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Wineries
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Monbazillac — 2 nights

Monbazillac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Chateau Belingard, then take a stroll through Bastide d'Eymet, and then see the interesting displays at Moulin de la Rouzique. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Monbazillac, then look for gifts at Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Monbazillac, and then steep yourself in history at Château de Biron.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monbazillac trip itinerary planner.

Monbazillac is very close to Ribagnac. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bergerac City.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Bergerac City — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Bergerac City side-trips: Golf de St Meard (in Saint-Meard-de-Gurcon) and Montcaret Archaeological Site (in Montcaret).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bergerac City trip planner.

Bergerac City is very close to Monbazillac. In September in Bergerac City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Perigueux.
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Tours · Wineries · Museums · Shopping
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Perigueux — 3 nights

Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perigueux: Brantome Police Horses & Friends (in Saint-Pancrace), Brantome en Perigord City (Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome & Abbatiale Saint-Pierre) and Chateau de Puyguilhem (in Villars). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Front, make a trip to Saint-Jean de Cole, take an in-depth tour of Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord, and explore the galleries of Vesunna.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perigueux trip planner.

Drive from Bergerac City to Perigueux in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montignac.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Montignac — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Montignac: Hautefort (Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine & Chateau de Hautefort), Forges de Savignac-Ledrier (in Savignac-Ledrier) and Grotte de Tourtoirac (in Tourtoirac).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montignac trip planner.

You can drive from Perigueux to Montignac in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Perigueux in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Montignac, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil — 4 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, relax in the rural setting at Au Pas de L'Ane, explore the fascinating underground world of Les Combarelles, and steep yourself in history at Roc de Cazelle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planner.

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is just a stone's throw from Montignac. Traveling from Montignac in September, expect nights in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Le Bugue.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Le Bugue — 3 nights

Le Bugue is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.GeographyLe Bugue is located on the banks of the Vézère River a few kilometres before the confluence of the Vézère with the Dordogne River at Limeuil. Change things up with a short trip to Porte de Luzier in Beaumont-du-Perigord (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins Panoramiques de Limeuil, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Le Bugue day trip planning tool.

Le Bugue is just a stone's throw from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil. September in Le Bugue sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 4 nights

Take a break from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle with a short trip to Bastide du Perigord in Monpazier, about 34 minutes away.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle tour planner.

Traveling by car from Le Bugue to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Sarlat-la-Caneda — 6 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.
Sarlat-la-Caneda is known for sightseeing, shopping, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puymartin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Ascenceur Panoramique.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda online itinerary maker.

Sarlat-la-Caneda is very close to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. In October, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 7:

Dordogne travel guide

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Castles · Caves · Landmarks
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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