Situated in the heart of Perigord Noir, famous for its many grand chateaux and medieval towns, Chateau Esperance stands high on a rocky promontory overlooking the Dordogne River. From its light-filled rooms and broad terrace around the pool, there are superb vistas of the surrounding valley. Dining al fresco underneath the poolside loggia as the sun sets over the many-hued tapestry of farmland and hills below, is truly a memorable experience. Across the courtyard, the former chapel is an inviting multifunctional space and the guest house provides an ideal hangout for young adults.
Walk back in time and witness the world's finest collection of cave art dating back over 17,500 years in this copy of the grotto of Lascaux. Exact replicas in the impressive museum showcase incredible finds of this prehistoric period in history.
Beautiful and tranquil, the river winds its way through the countryide for almost 300 miles. Sights along this majestic waterway include medieval wonders, orchards, limestone cliffs and lush forests. Take a sedate kayak trip down the river for the best experience.
History buffs will delight at the huge number of castles that seem to lurk around every corner of the Dordogne. Among the most spendid are the thousand year old Chateau de Beynac, the Chateau de Castelnaud, Chateau de Commarque and the Chateau des Millands.
What better way to see the natural wonders of the Dordogne region than from above. Float lazily overhead, take in the views at a relaxing leisurely pace and get a unique perspective on this picture perfect landscape.
Many of the towns in the Dordogne seem almost stuck in time and one of the best is Perigueux. Marvel at its Roman remains and admire the unchanged Renaissance architecture. A highlight is definitely the Perigueux covered market. A must for the gourmand.
In Rocamdour, this park has over 1000 metres of zipline as well as aerial paths, climbing walls and cave routes. With varying levels of difficulty, it will be a day of adventure for all ages.
This theatre production uses horses and knights to reproduce the days of Excalibur in an enjoyable and entertaining show. Based in Rocamadour, the acrobatics of both the horse and rider will astound.
The Aquarium du Perigord Noir in Le Bugue is the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe and along with the dazzling array of fish, it features an alligator park and a snake pit.
Whether a beginner or seasoned rider, Centre Equestre near Souillac can meet your needs. The centre offers lessons as well as trekking.