The nearest town is Les Eyzies, the pre-historic centre of France. Sarlat is the most famous town in the region.  This is a pleasant medieval town and has lots of historic sights.  It has a wonderful Saturday market and many restaurants, bars and cafes.

Le Bugue is also nearby with a famous Aquarium and is situated on the Vezere river.

Close by are many Chateaux, castles, historic caves, abbeys, churches, gardens and many other places of interest.  Lascaux caves are nearby, and there are many other worthy caves in the area to explore with plenty of stalagmites and stalactites.

The major nearby sites & attractions are...

Sarlat Medieval town, Les Eyzies Prehistoric Centre, Grotte du Grand Roc Caves, Lascaux Caves, St Christophe Troglodyte Fort, Village of La Roque Gageac, Village of Beynac, famous village of Domme, canoeing on the Dordogne or Vezere rivers, castles at Fenelon - Castlenaud - Beynac - Montfort, gardens at Eyrignac and Marqueyssac

Some sites further afield...

Pech Merle caves, Gouffre de Padirac underground river and caves, town of Cahors, town of Gordon, village of Rocamadour

Our Favourites...

Gouffre de Padirac: although it's a long drive (75km) it is well worth it.  We would also suggest going to the wonderful village of Rocamadour (65km) built into the rocks. As you pass Rocamadour to get to Gouffre de Padirac, we suggest combining both of them, but your day will be full!!

Grand Roc, St Christophe, La Roque Gageac, Canoeing on the Dordogne.  If like us you feared the unknown of a canoe trip on a river, be assured that the Dordogne river is an excellent and safe starting point.  It is great fun!!!

The Sarlat market on Saturdays is wonderful, if not a little crowed in July/August, go early!!

Domme is a bastide high above the Dordogne and offers wonderful views.  It has a Thursday morning market.

Another market village which we adored is Montpazier.  Market day is Thursday morning, and every 4th week it is open all day.

We hope this gives you an idea of some of the attractions in the area.  If you need any further information, please ask.

A number of leaflets and brochures are available at the house; alternatively there are Tourist information centres situated in Sarlat and Les Eyzies.  Please see our links page for links to some of the tourist information sites in the region.

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