Photos of amazing places to visit in the Dordogne

The Dordogne and surrounding regions have many beautiful places to visit and explore, and as we travel around we have tried to capture on our mobile, just a small selection of some of our favourite views.

The Périgord or the Dordogne as it is more commonly known is rich in beautiful villages, castles, gardens, caves, churches, cathedrals and abbeys as well as rivers, forests and panoramic sites. It's very historic too from prehistory, troglodyte dwellings, and Roman buildings to Medieval cobbled back streets and lasting momentoes from WW11. 

Covering over 9000km the Perigold is bigger than you think and most of it is rural so there is plenty of space for the 3 million tourists that visit it each year.

Here are some amazing facts about the third-largest department in France

It has...

  • 557 towns and villages 
  • 556km of navigable river
  • 191 tourist sites and monuments
  • 70 museums
  • 49 castles that can be visited
  • 32 parks and gardens
  • 15 UNESCO world heritage listed prehistoric sites
  • 11 abbeys and priories
  • 9 painted caves and shelters
  • 6 troglodyte sites and villages
  • 5 caves and chasms with crystallisations
  • 2 cities Bergerac and Perigueux 

We hope you feel inspired to visit these places and invite you to record your own special memories of your stay in this incredibly photogenic area.