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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 07:01 PM
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recommendations for Dordogne France

Spending some time in the Dordogne region of France in late July of 2014. Any recommendations for hotels, restaurants, and things to do. On hotels and restaurants looking for the top quality places. Thank you for your help.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 07:29 PM
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we will be located in the 24270 Lanouaille area in the Dordogne.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Need to know how many people, budget in euros, all the particulars.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 09:11 PM
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The towns of Beynac and Sarlat should not be missed. Lascaux caves is also worth a visit, You could alos head down to the Langeaudoc(spell check) region and visit the gorgeous towns of Carcassonne and Albi!
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Get the Michelin Green Guide that covers the Dordogne. Being in Lanouaille, you'll need to emphasize what is within driving distance in the Périgord vert. It will be quite a distance to get to Sarlat and the plus beaux villages on the Dordogne river. it can be done, but can be a drag on a daily basis.
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Old Oct 24th, 2013, 12:54 AM
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While you are a bit away from where most people who go to the Dordogne tend to visit, it is still lovely. We spent a week in a gite near Hautefort, which is a bit further south. You can visit Brantome and Bourdeilles. There are chateaux at Hautefort and Excideuil. You will be very close to Segur-le-Chateau which is a Plus Beau Village de France, Arnac Pompadour and Uzerche. Some wonderful views. Vigeois has a lovely old bridge. We visited the market at St Yrieix-la-Perche [Plus Beau Detour de France] on Friday and bought some wonderful, pungent cheese. Look at the Michelin maps and find the green scenic roads.

I cannot help with 'top quality' places to stay and eat though as we self cater and do not eat out a lot.

Have a great trip.
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Old Oct 24th, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Restaurants: In Sarlat, consider Le Grand Bleu and Rossignol. In Domme, consider L'Esplanade and Cabanoix & Chataigne.

I second Michael's recommendation for the Michelin Green Guide.
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Old Oct 24th, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Thank you everyone the green guide arrived today. With your recommednations and the green guide we are well on our way. Thank you for your time and suggestions.
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Old Oct 25th, 2013, 06:54 AM
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Périgrod vert pictures, to whet your appetite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...7623282383670/
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Old Oct 25th, 2013, 06:55 AM
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correction: Périgord
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Old Oct 25th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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For celebratory meal north of Lanouaille: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR...n.html#REVIEWS

For a good meal at especially good prices on Wednesday evenings: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...Aquitaine.html
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Old Oct 25th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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If you make it to Hautefort, which is worth a visit, then you should go a few km further and visit the Plus Beau Village Saint-Robert.
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Old Oct 25th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Thank you Michael and french Mystique
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Old Oct 28th, 2013, 03:08 PM
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It's a long dark ride home (one hour +) if you have dinner in Sarlat. Stick to restaurants such as the ones Michael suggested, closer to Lanouaille. As others have mentioned, you won't be staying close to many of the more popular sites in the department, but that might be nice if you're looking for a mellow, relaxing vacation. At least you'll be avoiding some of the big crowds which usually clog the area near Sarlat during late July.
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Old Oct 28th, 2013, 07:01 PM
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We did a lovely canoe trip down the river in the Dordogne this last July. The water was covered with white flowers, and blue dragonflies were everywhere. I even saw a watersnake. It was a hot, hot day (about 100 degrees) so sunscreen was a must, and it helped that I had my 22 year old son to help with the rowing! Once you are in the area you will find lots of flyers for companies that rent canoes and kayaks. It think I found my flyer at the Lascaux ticket office.
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Old Oct 28th, 2013, 07:27 PM
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The OP is going to be an hour's drive away from canoeing spots on the Dordogne. But should he want one, the one that starts from St-Vincent-de-Cosse has always been my favorite (though they aren't all that different - I just like the owners of this one a lot).
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Old Nov 20th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Canoeing sounds fantastic. Thank you.
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I agree with brendonb28. My wife and I stayed Ina wonderful
L bed and breakfast in Beynac called Le Petit Versailles and explored the Dordogne extensively. A further east is Rocamadour which is also a must see. Do not forget to visit Josephine Baker's castle and others in the area. Find out when and where e open markets are. We visited one each in Sarlat and S. Cyprien. We bought a great variety of interesting and tasty sausages which lasted us well into Spain. The baguettes are great with the sausages and wine. Enjoy.
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