The Dordogne Travel Guide


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Plan Your The Dordogne Vacation

Want to smile happily ever after? Linger in a fantasyland full of castles, cliff-top châteaux, and storybook villages? Join the club. Since the 1990s the Dordogne region has ranked among the hottest destinations in France. Formerly one of those off-the-beaten-path areas, it's now in danger of getting four-starred, boutiqued, and postcarded to death, but scratch the surface and you can still find one of the most authentic and appealing regions of rural France.


The Dordogne Hotels

Advance booking is recommended in the highly popular Dordogne, where hotels fill up quickly, particularly in midsummer. Many... read more


The Dordogne Restaurants

If you're traveling in the Dordogne between October and March, it's essential to call restaurants ahead of time to avoid... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Dordogne

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The Dordogne Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Fantastic food: Périgord truffles, foie gras, walnuts, plums, and myriad species of mushrooms jostle for attention on restaurant... Read more

  • Dordogne's Indulgent Eats

    The Dordogne is a land of foie gras and cognac, so travelers get to eat (and quaff) like the royals who once contested this coveted... Read more


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