Dordogne Must See

Old Dec 13th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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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.
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 10:39 AM
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I suggest you begin with a search on this site. There are hundreds and hundreds of Dordogne threads.
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 11:05 AM
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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.

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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 11:19 AM
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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?
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 12:15 PM
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Many thanks for all the suggestions! We will be traveling to different sites and not really based in one location...at this moment anyway.
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 12:21 PM
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Lascaux II, Rouffignac, Hautefort, Sarlat, Périgueux especially for the Wednesday market, Beynac, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Monpazier, Brantôme, Bourdeilles.

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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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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.
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 12:36 PM
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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"
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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The Michelin Green Guide for that area might be useful.
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