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A little help with our Dordogne itinerary

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Hi everyone, I have been planning a trip for my family (2 grown ups + 2 boys ages 12 and 14) to visit France this summer, late July/ early August. We don't have that much time so we are spending 3 days in Paris and 7 days in Dordogne. We are flying in to CDG and renting a car at Montparnasse (close to our Paris hotel) to drive to Dordogne.

Current plan for Dordogne is to spend 2 nights at Les Glycines in Les Eyzies, seeing the caves and canoeing a bit, and then 4 nights at Auberge de La Salvetat for some biking through the countryside. We are more interested in having a fun, interesting, relaxing vacation, soaking up the culture and eating well, than in seeing every site there is to be seen.

I have ordered the green Michelin guide and have been reading Stu Dudley's helpful treatise. My two questions right now are:

1. What are the sites/towns in the Dordogne that will most captivate teenage boys (who are interested in history, architecture and food, but tire easily of museums)? The crazy summer crowds are a consideration too.

2. On our return, we have an 11 am flight from CDG. We could stay in an airport hotel. But is there some obvious stopping point en route from Dordogne an hour or two away from CDG where we could stay overnight and have a nice dinner?

Any other thoughts, tips and advice on our itinerary would be most appreciated! Thank you.

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