Self-guided walks in the Dordogne

Old Jan 9th, 2003, 06:37 PM
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Self-guided walks in the Dordogne

4 of us are going to the Dordogne in May-June 2003. We would like to rent a house and do some self-guided walks in the region. Are there any good walks that are well-marked and any info on places to see or good cafes are welcome!!
Old Jan 9th, 2003, 07:38 PM
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The GR (Grande Randonnée) maps for the Dordogne are available everywhere once you get there - in supermarkets, in the tabacs, bookstores, maisons de la presse, tourist offices, etc.

The Dordogne is full of great walks - it's one of France's most beautiful regions. One of the GR routes goes right by my house, and I have the chance to talk to many tourists from many countries who are enjoying the region. All the routes are well marked.

As for cafés, it would be hard to begin. There are thousands of them, in tiny villages and medium-sized towns and cities in the region. It would be pointless to steer you to a particular café without knowing where you are planning to hike. Besides, when you are hiking, and come upon a town, the first café you find is the one you love best, so it doesn't matter which are the best.
What might interest you is the market days in the Dordogne:

Monday: Les Eyzies
Tuesday: Le Bugue
Wednesday: Sarlat (small market)
Thursday: Laline
Friday: Domme
Saturday: Sarlat and small market in Le Bugue
Sunday: St-Cyprien
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 02:34 PM
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Are the GR maps in English? They sound just what I want. Many Thanks
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 03:35 PM
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Mandy: I'm not quite sure what youy mean by "Are the GR maps in English?" They are maps, with trails (and roads) showing, and the place names (French) on them.
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We are also going to the same region. Two couples are planning a trip May 28 to June 8th - going to Paris for two days and then take the train and staying at a rental in St. Cyprien west of Sarlat. My husband and myself have never been to France and the more I read on this web site - I get more excited about the trip. We would like to do some self-guided walks and have a rental car on reserve. The region seems to be lovely.
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Seems to be a popular destination for couples!!! My wife and I are going to be there with another couple in late June, and the advise above will be very helpful!!
Thank you StCirq!!

Best wishes, Dave
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Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts, thee are self-guided walking tours available for Dordogne area.
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