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Location for Home Base in Dordogne Region

Location for Home Base in Dordogne Region

Old Feb 6th, 2011, 07:06 PM
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Location for Home Base in Dordogne Region

We are a family of 2 adults and two 18yr olds traveling to the Dordogne region
of France in mid-June 2011. We will be renting a car with gps. Could you please recommend an area, village, or town that might serve as a perfect home base from which to explore the surrounding sights of this beautiful region? Also hoping to visit Bordeaux. Thank you for any help offered.
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 08:18 PM
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You might look into a web site that will give you a run down on Plus Beaux villages in the area. There is very little that is not beautiful in the Dordogne region. Try this site
uk.franceguide.com/sarlat-and-the-Perigord

The caves are interesting.Troglodites sites..Lots of things..
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Draw a 25K radius around Sarlat - and stay within that radius.

E-mail me at [email protected] & I'll send you my 20+ page itinerary for the Dordogne.

Stu Dudley
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Mr. Stu Dudley what would we do without you?? These forums are in your debt...
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Old Feb 7th, 2011, 01:33 AM
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Agree with Stu. With teenages you may want to stay in Sarlat to give them some freedom to hang out, wander around on their own without needing a car.
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Old Feb 7th, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Sarlat is a good choice, but there are plenty of other decent-size towns where teens could wander around in the evenings and find things to do: St-Cyprien, Le Bugue, Domme, Montignac, to name a few. I agree with the 25-km radius, but I'd say stay away from the eastern half of it.
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Old Feb 7th, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Actually, I'll modify that - about 15 km to the east and 25 km to the west, south, and north.
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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Thank you so much for your wonderful help. I'm sure I'll have
many more questions before the trip. You really hit the nail on the head. I really want the boys to be able to enjoy themselves and hang out on their own. I can't wait to email you Stu!!
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