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VTCajun Dec 13th, 2010 10:33 AM

Dordogne Must See
Traveling to France in March/April and will be concentrating on the Dordogne area. Please advise as to the "must see" and also recommended restaurants. Thanks.

StCirq Dec 13th, 2010 10:39 AM

I suggest you begin with a search on this site. There are hundreds and hundreds of Dordogne threads.

StuDudley Dec 13th, 2010 11:05 AM

I have a 20+ page itinerary for the Dordogne that will give you some answers. It includes many restaurante write-ups. E-mail me at [email protected] if you want a copy & I'll attach it to the reply e-mail. It's free & I've sent it to over 500 people on Fodors.

Stu Dudley

aussie_10 Dec 13th, 2010 11:19 AM

Hello VTcajun

We spent a week in the Dordogne last year and loved it. We based ourselves in Sarlat and found it a beautiful town and great launching place. I wrote a trip report about our experiences, so just click on my name if you want to read it.

I gathered lots of information on this site from many experienced visitors to the Dordogne. The medieval villages are lovely and the lush countryside and rivers beautiful.

Where will you be based?

VTCajun Dec 13th, 2010 12:15 PM

Many thanks for all the suggestions! We will be traveling to different sites and not really based in one this moment anyway.

Michael Dec 13th, 2010 12:21 PM

Lascaux II, Rouffignac, Hautefort, Sarlat, Périgueux especially for the Wednesday market, Beynac, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Monpazier, Brantôme, Bourdeilles.

StCirq Dec 13th, 2010 12:24 PM

If your interests are concentrated in the Périgord Noir, which is the case for most travelers to the area, it doesn't make sense to travel around to different sites. The vast majority of things that people visit are in a very small area. So I think you should be looking at one base location - that is, assuming you'll have a week or two as opposed to a month or more.

nsalerno Dec 13th, 2010 12:36 PM

Sarlat is a wonderful medieval town with easy driving access to as many caves and castles as you could want. Look at B&B "La Lantern"

Michael Dec 13th, 2010 12:42 PM

The Michelin Green Guide for that area might be useful.

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