Our Top 10 Things to Do in the Dordogne Region

  1. Shop the local markets: (Sat: Sarlat, Sun: St. Cyprien, Thurs: Monpazier)
  2. Explore La Roque St. Christophe
  3. Take in Domme’s panoramic view at sunset
  4. Castle Hopping: Beynac, Castelnaud, Les Milandes, Marqueyssac, Hautefort
  5. Marvel at prehistoric cave art: Lascaux II, Font de Gaume, Pech Merle
  6. Rent a bike and explore the countryside on a 35 km bike path from Sarlat to Cazoules
  7. Descend into the depths of the Gouffres de Padirac
  8. Take a self guided tour of the tranquil Jardins d’Erygnac
  9. Shop for antiques
  10. Visit the ancient pilgrimage site of Rocamadour

Our Top 10 Things to Do in Beynac

  1. Take a canoe trip down the Dordogne river
  2. Fresh baguettes and hot chocolate for breakfast
  3. Hike the cobblestone path from the river to the Chateau
  4. Enjoy a self-guided tour of Beynac Castle
  5. Admire the panoramic views from the castle terrace
  6. Treat yourself to an elegant dinner at the Petite Tonnelle
  7. Walk the nature trail along the river towards Castelnaud
  8. Take an evening stroll at twilight
  9. Picnic by the river
  10. Shoot gigabytes of photographs

Recommended Books and Films

We’ve highlighted some recommendations for those who would  like to learn more about this beautiful region of France before arriving. This is by no means an exhaustive list but some starting points to whet your appetite. We’ve included both books and films that are set in and around Beynac. We’ve also included some readings on historical figures, life and times that are significant to the region and medieval life. After all, you are staying in a medieval village house that dates back 500 years!