Dordogne or Languedoc/Rousillion?

Old Dec 27th, 2006, 10:49 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14,853
Likes: 0
Received 22 Likes on 4 Posts
Dordogne or Languedoc/Rousillion?

If you had one week, which one of these regions would you choose to spend it in?
HappyTrvlr is online now  
Old Dec 27th, 2006, 11:14 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,605
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Pick one for this coming trip, then do the other on the next trip
Travelnut is offline  
Old Dec 27th, 2006, 11:43 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 415
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If had to make a choice I would go for the Dordogne/Perigord. There is just so many things to see & do in a relatively small area and the countryside is lovely. I say this even though we have a share in a property in the Roussillon, near Perpignan, and I really like that area as well.
GregY2 is offline  
Old Dec 27th, 2006, 01:18 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,087
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'd go with the Dordogne/Perigord area. We've been to both of your choices but it's night and day when we compared one to the other.

Check out a very recent nicely-written trip report here by ekscrunchy - it captures what a nice trip in the Perigord would be.
bill_boy is offline  
Old Dec 27th, 2006, 01:29 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,766
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dordogne. If you haven't already done so, so a search on here and you'll see some wonderful reports. It's such a beautiful area with wonderful sites, and easy to get around (only by car, of course).
Sue4 is offline  
Old Dec 27th, 2006, 01:55 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,312
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Definitely the Dordogne! We spent a week there this Oct and LOVED it! So much to see, great food, and lovely scenary!

Do a search for Bikerscott and you can find our trip report.
jamikins is offline  
Old Dec 28th, 2006, 03:42 AM
  #7  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,700
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ditto travelnut

ira is offline  
Old Dec 28th, 2006, 05:13 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Dordogne gets my vote too. We spent the month of September there (our second trip) and would return again because there's so much to see and do. Email me ([email protected]) if you'd like a copy of my rather lengthy trip report.

Steve
Steve_Stearns is offline  
Old Dec 28th, 2006, 06:00 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 221
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I am from the Dordogne, but I would add it's difficult to compare two relatively vast areas in general terms. It depends on where in the Dordogne, and where in the LR. I believe that what English speakers refer to by "Dordogne" far exceeds the territory of the current Dordogne département, that is more or less the ancient province of Périgord. Besides, the Dordogne proper is more than the now heavily touristed Sarlat region, and includes and a lot of quite ordinary, non touristy countryside, which has its delights but is not necessarily worth crossing the Atlantic for.

The Languedoc-Roussillon (if the original poster means the administrative region) is a vast and varied place. There are few common points between the mostly sandy, flat coastline and the adjacent flatlands, and the rugged highlands of the hinterland. In my view, the LR coast is not highly attractive outside selected locations (1960's -1970's seaside resorts with a lower middle-class feel, unsightly urban sprawl around the larger coastal cities, especially Montpellier). The mountainous interior is much more interesting both in terms of scenery and architecture, such as the eastern Pyrenees, the Corbières, the southern Massif central (which extends to the Cévennes, the Larzac Plateau, the Tarn Gorges, therefore beyond the limits of the LR, and offers some of the most stunning landscapes in France).

Another consideration is time of the year and weather. The "Dordogne" has a maritime-Atlantic climate with a relatively short tourist season. The LR has a primarily mediterranean, dryer climate with warmer summers.
Trudaine is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
lvs
Europe
18
Dec 8th, 2007 09:14 AM
carrom
Europe
20
Nov 22nd, 2006 04:13 PM
astordiner
Europe
12
Jul 3rd, 2006 05:04 AM
susanjm
Europe
4
Jan 25th, 2005 06:33 PM
linwein
Europe
12
Jul 4th, 2003 06:00 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information