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Holidays in The Dordogne

Highlights and 'must sees' include historic Sarlat, capital of the region, and almost too pretty to be true. Try not to miss the famous Saturday market! Carennac, overlooking the Dordogne, has been awarded un des plus beaux villages status, and it's not hard to see why. Stroll around in the evening and soak up the atmosphere of this beautifully preserved riverside town. Rocamadour is one of the most spectacular places in France, and is a major religious site. Ancient chapels, restored houses and an elegant C14 fort hang proudly by their fingernails from a near-vertical cliff high above the valley floor.

If you fancy being extra-active during your stay here, the region offers a plethora of things to do: canoeing on the rivers, hidden caves, prehistoric art, wine tasting, animal parks and boat trips. The vast majority of our hotels in this region have private swimming pools too.

Our walking and cycling holidays in the Dordogne are based in the heart of the Perigord Noir, a region of gorgeous hill villages and delightful market towns, nestled snugly between the Dordogne and Vezere rivers. The wealth of prehistoric and mediaeval influences, its dramatic landscapes and its rich cuisines distinguish it from everywhere else in France.

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Dordogne Valleys & Villages Cycling
France: The Dordogne

Dordogne Valleys & Villages Cycling

Wonderful gastronomic meals, world-famous wines, fabulous historic sites and postcard-pretty villages are just a few of the highlights of this popular 8-night cycling tour. You're usually close to the rivers too, so lots of swimming, plus all hotels have pools.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2549per person, tour only

  • 31 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Dordogne River Walk
France: The Dordogne

Dordogne River Walk

This walking holiday explores the limestone cliffs, wooded valleys and beautiful medieval villages that are so unique to France's Dordogne region. World famous prehistoric sites and fine local wines add a further dimension to a stay here.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2679per person, tour only

  • 21 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Canoeing on the Dordogne
France: The Dordogne

Canoeing on the Dordogne

Safe, undemanding canoeing holiday on the most celebrated river in France. Great choice for families - all hotels have pools and, for a limited period, all customers will have the option to hire a fully kitted-out bike for all non-canoe days making it easy to explore locally too.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided canoeing
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2699per person, tour only

  • 45 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Dordogne Activities
France: The Dordogne

Dordogne Activities

Combine three of our exciting holidays to experience the ultimate activity holiday in the Dordogne. 2 days of safe, undemanding canoeing with a choice of leisurely walking or cycling on the other days.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2849per person, tour only

  • 23 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)