The Dordogne is without doubt the most beautiful the most interesting part of France. The Dordogne has far too many interesting towns & villages to mention here, so we have chosen just a small handful of interesting places, all within 30 minutes drive from Fonluc.
Les Eyzies de Tayac
Les Eyzies de Tayac is located in a valley, famous for its pre-historical remains. It is one of the main centers in the world for research in this field. Numerous interesting objects and ancient works of art have been discovered in this town and the surrounding areas. Many of these can be admired in the museum, or by visiting local caves.
The capital of the Perigord Noir carries legimately the nickname “the Medieval Jewel”. Wonderful ensemble of narrow streets restored Gothic- and Renaissance-buildings. Uncountable street artist turn every walk through this city in an unforgettable experience. In Sarlat you can also visit: ‘la Maison de La Boëtie’ (15th century), the cathedral built in the 16th-17th century (built on the remains of an old Latin church) and (for the enthusiasts) the museum of the motorcar.
Village on the bank of the Dordogne, built against a steep cliff and dominated by the famous castle from the 13th-14th century. The castle offers one of the most amazing views on the valley of the Dordogne. Several houses were built in the 15th, 16th and 17th century. Also visit the archeological park and the museum of primal-history. Paul Eluard came to this marvelous town to spend his last days.
Settlement founded in the 13th century on top of a lime plateau. Domme carries the nickname “Acropolis of the Perigord”. Astonishing panoramic view on the Dordogne-valley and the meanders |of the river. Don’t miss the possibility of a romantic walk along the steep cliff and on top of the town rampart. The public garden, the city hall built in the 17th century, several remarkable edifices from the 13th to the 17th century, the bewildering caves and the museum of ‘Art and Traditions’ make Dome one of the ‘must see’s’ of the Dordogne.
Surrounded by wooded hills, built on the right bank of a bend in the river Vézère, the welcoming little town of Le Bugue, with it’s 3,000 inhabitants, is one of the main localities in the Périgord Noir. Situated as it is at the crossroads of the Périgord, Le Bugue dominates the southern entrance of the Vézère valley.
Le Bugue offers numerous possibilities to holiday makers: modern sports facilities, excellent restaurants, interesting and unusual sites to visit, which, added to the 18th century architecture and the beautiful setting, make Le Bugue a rich destination for all types of holiday.
At the confluence of the Dordogne and Vezere Rivers, Limeuil offers canoeing and a river beach, and a pretty little village that is well worth exploring. The village is still partly surrounded by its original fortified walls, and is another of the ‘picture postcard pretty’ villages of the Dordogne, with cobbled streets winding between honey-coloured houses and pretty gardens.
Despite its picturesque location it is not usually completely overrun with tourists in the way that some places are, and the Parc Limeuil at the top of the town, while not spectacular as a park, has some fine views and is usually quiet.