Top towns and villages in Dordogne

 Here are just a few towns and villages that are worth visiting.

 

Périgueux – this old Roman town is the capital of the Dordogne and instantly recognisable by thecluster of domed roofs on St Front cathedral which is vaguely reminiscent of the Sacré Coeur in Paris. A pedestrian path runs alongside the Isle river through the town and is perfect for an easy scenic stroll or bike ride. 

 

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Bergerac – a mediaeval town and wine region. Bergerac produces 13 varieties of wine ranging from reds to sweet whites. Put together a picnic from the twice-weekly farmers’ market then head over toMonbazillac castle to eat it in the grounds. 

 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda – perhaps one of the region’s most popular towns, and with good reason. The old honey-coloured stone buildings and cobbled roads could be plucked straight out of a history book. Take the glass elevator up to the top of the bell tower for panoramic views. Sarlat is the foodie capital of the region, with a great selection of excellent unpretentious restaurants serving traditional cuisine. 

 

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Brantôme – Known as the Venice of Perigord, Brantôme is a pretty little village encircled by the river Dronne and has no less than five mediaeval bridges. An impressive abbey is carved into the hillside and narrow cobbled streets meander through the centre. Ideal for a scenic kayak outing. 

 

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La Roque-Gageac – officially one of Frances Most Beautiful Villages, this charming waterfront villageruns in a straight line, nestled into the foot of a cliff along the waterfront. Visit the troglodyte fortress carved into the surrounding mountainside, people watch from a pavement café, or take a canoe out on the river. 

 

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Issigeac – dating back to the Middle Ages, Issigeac’s architecture features sturdier buildings and is dotted with houses with half-timbered fronts. 

 

Issigeac

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