Commarque castle

More intimate than its neighbors in the Périgord Noir, this unique site tells the story of the men who have lived here for 15,000 years.
The tour begins with a stroll down the valley to the prehistoric cave, then continues up the cliff to the troglodytic dwellings, then through the fortified medieval village to the dungeon overlooking an impressive panorama.

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Castelnaud Castle

Château de Castelnaud, a listed 12th-century fortress, is a must-see for your Périgord vacation. The château is home to the Musée de la Guerre au Moyen-âge (Museum of War in the Middle Ages) and reproductions of life-size war machines.
It offers a remarkable panoramic view of the Dordogne and the Château de Beynac, La Roque Gageac and the gardens of Marqueyssac, which, like Castelnaud, is classified as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France" in the Dordogne. Open all year round, with plenty of entertainment for all the family.
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Beynac Castle

Beynac Castle is one of the best preserved and most famous in Périgord.
It was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac, who controlled the road and waterways of the Dordogne from here.
During your visit, you'll discover the guard room adjoining the keep, the Salle des Etats du Périgord, the terrace of the spur with its breathtaking view over the Dordogne valley, the kitchens with their imposing fireplace and the barbican, an advanced fortification designed to protect the fortress's main entrance and slow down enemies.
Find out more on the Château de Beynac fact sheet

The village of La Madeleine

Surrounded by the river, in an exceptional environment, the Madeleine site retraces the life of our ancestors from prehistory to the 19th century. Discover this village carved into the cliff, and the famous Gothic chapel overlooking the Vézère. Finally, an exhibition presents the prehistoric site (classified by UNESCO), which gives its name to the Magdalenian.

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Lascaux IV

Lascaux IV or International Center of Cave Art is a complete replica retracing the discovery of the famous painted cave. The entire site raises questions about Lascaux's place in cave art and its relationship with contemporary creation.
Open since December 2016, this unusual semi-buried building blends perfectly into the Montignac hillside. This architectural feat alone is worth the detour.

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Eyrignac gardens

Les Jardins du Manoir d'EyrignacMonuments Historiques dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, are undoubtedly the most prestigious in the world. beautiful Périgord gardens with a unique collection of plant sculptures.
A masterpiece of topiary art, these verdant gardens of hornbeam, yew, boxwood and cypress are magnificent and different every season, and can be visited every day of the year.
Activities are offered throughout the year.

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Marqueyssac Gardens

A listed site, the Marqueyssac hanging gardens offer more than 6 kilometers of shady promenades, bordered by 150,000 centuries-old, hand-trimmed box trees, and embellished with belvederes, rock gardens, waterfalls and green theaters... around an early 19th-century slate-roofed château.
It faces Castelnaud castle and dominates the Dordogne valley. A pure example of man's art of shaping nature.
It easily finds its place in the top 10 sites to visit in the Dordogne.
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Le Bournat park

On the banks of the Vézère river, this vast site extends over several hectares and features reconstructions of life in days gone by. Artisans bring a forgotten world back to life. Children and adults alike can practise the ancestral skills of millers, blacksmiths, bakers, hardwood workers, wood turners, potters and more. This popular amusement park in Périgord features 10 rides dating back to the 1900s.
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Aquarium du Périgord noir

We're proud to have Europe's largest freshwater aquarium in the Dordogne, home to over 6,000 fish of all species. throughout your visit, you'll take part in activities such as carp feeding, or meet snakes, alligators and iguanas. New additions to the site include Miror Maze, a prehistoric labyrinth, Big Bird, an aerial thrill ride, and miniature golf.

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La Roque Saint Christophe

Troglodyte sites in Périgord? If we had to choose just one, it would be Roque Saint Chritophe, a majestic site overlooking the Vézère valley, perched dozens of meters high, a long notch in the cliff that has sheltered mankind since the dawn of time.
You'll discover reconstructions of prehistoric scenes, a forge, a medieval kitchen, and equipment used to build the site through the ages.
Find out all about it, discover the detailed page of La Roque Saint Christophe

The fortified house of Reignac

The 14th-century facade is just the visible part of the Maison forte de Reignac, a large fortified residence. Behind it lie a number of exceptionally well-preserved rooms carved out of the rock and furnished with period furniture.
Classified as a historic monument, it is the strangest, most secret, most extraordinary and most mysterious castle in Périgord.
It's up to you to unravel its mysteries...
All the information on the Pé detailed page

The Maxange caves

The Maxange caves at Le Buisson de Cadouin offer a rare diversity of concretions.
You'll discover stalactites and stalagmites, numerous panels of aragonite covering entire walls, extremely fine fistulas and, above all, an exceptional profusion of rare crystallizations known as "eccentric".
In short, a must-see geological masterpiece.
All the info on the detailed sheet .

The Proumeyssac chasm

The Proumeyssac chasm is an immense underground vault that owes its nickname of "crystal cathedral" to its walls adorned with exceptionally dense crystallizations.
No one could have imagined that such a treasure lay hidden beneath our feet. It took several centuries before anyone dared to venture there.
Now accessible via a transverse corridor, it's easy to discover all its splendors.
Find out more about the Proumeyssac chasm here

The rue du temps qui passe museum

The latest addition to the sites to visit in the Dordogne, having opened in December 2016, it is nonetheless interesting and original. Located in Allas les Mines in the Périgord Noir region, on the banks of the Dordogne, this timeless place doesn't look like a traditional museum, but rather like a 1900s village that has sprung from the past.
Pé loves this little museum.
Find out all about it by consulting the detailed fact sheet.

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