The Dordogne Travel Guide
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Fodor's France 2014
Plan Your The Dordogne Vacation
Want to smile happily ever after? Discover a picture-postcard fantasy of castles, cliff-top châteaux, flocks of geese, storybook villages, and prehistoric wonders? Join the club. Since the 1990s the Dordogne region has become one of 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 find one of the most authentic and appealing regions of rural France.
Advance booking is particularly desirable in the highly popular Dordogne, where hotels fill up quickly, particularly in midsummer. Many country or small-town...read more
If you're traveling in the Dordogne between October and March, it's essential to call restaurants ahead of time to avoid disappointment, as some close for...read more
Things To Do in The Dordogne
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Fantastic food: Périgord truffles, foie gras, walnuts, plums, and myriad species of mushrooms jostle for attention on restaurant menus here—and... Read more
The Dordogne, or as the French like to call it, the Périgord, is considered by those in the know to have one of the best regional cuisines in... Read more
The Dordogne is a land of foie gras and cognac, so travelers get to eat (and quaff) like the kings (and queens) who once disputed this coveted... Read more
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Most of the towns along the northern coastline of France were destroyed during WW2, but there is at least one notable exception -- the town of Mers-les-Bains in Picardy, which displays one of the most amazing Read more
In my wildest dream, i would never have guessed that my favorite niece and I would celebrate out big birthdays on the same year, or that we would do it in Paris in September!
She has always had a fascinated Read more