The Dordogne Sights

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Musée National de Préhistoire

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To truly enhance your understanding of the paintings at Lascaux and other caves in the Dordogne, visit the Musée National de Préhistoire.

Place du Peyrou

  • Neighborhood/Street

Sarlat's Cité Médiévale has many beautiful photo ops. Of particular note is Rue de la Liberté, which leads to Place du Peyrou, anchored...

Pole International de la Prehistoire

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This well-equipped welcome center, opened in 2011, provides a solid introduction to the region's important prehistoric sites. Its exhibits,...

Pont Valentré

  • Bridge/Tunnel

The town's finest sight is this 14th-century bridge, its three elegant towers constituting a spellbinding feat of medieval engineering.

Périgord Gabarres

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From Easter to October, you can cruise along the Dordogne in an old wooden sailboat operated by Périgord Gabarres; trips cost €8.50–€12.

Rue Montaigne

  • Neighborhood/Street

Running the length of the Enfer gardens is Rue Montaigne, where the great 16th-century philosopher Michel de Montaigne once lived. Some...

Rue des Consuls

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The church of Ste-Marie points the way to Sarlat's most interesting street, Rue des Consuls. Among its medieval buildings are the Hôtel...

Sorges Truffle Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

If it's truffles you're after, take a guided tour of the truffle groves in Sorges, a picturesque village northeast of Périgueux. Organized...


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Opposite the town hall and overlooking Place du Marché aux Oies, the deconsecrated Gothic church of Ste-Marie was redesigned by star...

Église Saint-Dominique

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This austerely beautiful medieval church dates back to 1284 and the founding of Monpazier, but it was extensively rebuilt in 1450. A...


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