The Castle of Combrand
More intimate than its neighbours of the Périgord noir, this unique site tells the story of the men who have followed each other for 15 000 years.
The tour begins with a walk through the valley at the level of the prehistoric cave, continues in the cliff by the cave dwellings arranged, then by the medieval fortified village, up to the dungeon that dominates an impressive panorama.
Chateau de Castelnaud
The Château de Castelnaud is a fortress dating from the 12th century listed as a historic monument. It is indeed a must of your holiday in Périgord. The castle hosts the war Museum in the Middle Ages as well as reproductions of life-size war machines.
It will offer you a remarkable panorama on the Dordogne and the castle of Beynac, La Roque Gageac or the gardens of Marqueyssac, classified as Castelnaud among the "most beautiful Villages of France" located in the Dordogne. Open all year round with many animations for the whole family.
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The Castle of Beynac
The Castle of Beynac is one of the best preserved and one of the most famous of the Périgord.
It was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac who control from this place the roads and navigable waterways of the Dordogne.
You will discover during your visit, the hall of the adjacent guards at the Dungeon, the Hall of the states of Périgord, the terrace of the spur with its breathtaking view on the valley of the Dordogne, the kitchens with their imposing chimney and the Barbican a fortification Advanced to protect the main entrance of the fortress and to slow down the enemies.
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The village of la Madeleine
Surrounded by the River, in an exceptional environment, the site of the Madeleine traces the life of our ancestors from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century. Discover this village dug in the cliff as well as the famous Gothic Chapel overlooking the Vézère. Finally, an exhibition presents the prehistoric deposit (classified at UNESCO), which gives its name to the Magdalenian.
Lascaux IV or International center of Parietal Art is a complete replica tracing the discovery of the famous cave adorned. The whole site questions the place that Lascaux occupies in parietal art and its relation to contemporary creation.
Opened since December 2016, this non-standard building buried, perfectly fits the hill of Montignac. This architectural feat alone is worth a visit.
The Gardens of Eyrignac
The gardens of the manor of Eyrignac, historical Monuments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, are undoubtedly the most Beautiful gardens of Périgord With a unique collection of plant sculptures.
A masterpiece of topiary art, these green gardens of charm, yew, boxwood and cypress are beautiful and different every season and can be visited every day of the year.
Throughout the year, animations are offered.
The Gardens of Marqueyssac
Classified Site, the Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac offer around a castle covered with slate from the beginning of the nineteenth century, more than 6 kilometers of shady walks, lined with 150 000 hundred-year-old buisness carved by hand, and embellished with belvederes, rubbles, Waterfalls and theatres of greenery...
It faces the Château de Castelnaud and dominates the Dordogne valley. A pure example of the art of man to shape nature.
It easily finds its place in the top 10 sites to visit in the Dordogne
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Le parc du Bournat
On the edge of the Vézère, this vast site extends over acres on which are built reenactments of the life of old. Artisans revive a forgotten world. Children and adults engage in the ancestral gestures of the Miller, blacksmith, baker, strapping, Wood Turner, potter, etc. This popular amusement park in Périgord has 10 rides from the time of 1900.
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The Aquarium of the black Périgord
We are proud to have in the Dordogne the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe. It houses more than 6000 fish of all species. Throughout your visit you will be involved in animations such as feeding carps or making the acquaintance of snakes and other alligators and iguanas. The site is enriched with novelty as Miror maze a prehistoric labyrinth, Big Bird a thrilling aerial journey and Minigolf.
All the information and prices of the aquarium of Périgord noir on Périgord.com.
La Roque Saint Christophe
Troglodyte sites in Périgord? If only one were to be remembered, it would be La Roque Saint pravinraje, a majestic site overlooking the Vézère valley, perched at dozens of feet high, a long notch in the cliff that has sheltered men since the dawn of time.
You will discover reenactments of prehistoric scenes, a forge, a medieval kitchen, equipment used for the development of the site through the eras
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The Strong house of Reignac
The 14th century façade is only the visible part of Reignac's strong house, a large fortified mansion. Behind, there are many rooms dug into the rock, in an exceptional state of conservation and topped with period furniture.
Classified historical monument, it is in Périgord the strangest, most secret, most extraordinary and most mysterious castle also
It's up to you to unravel its mysteries...
Complete information on the detailed file of Périgord.com
The Caves of Maxange
The Caves of Maxange at the Buisson de Cadouin, offer a rare diversity in concretions.
You will discover stalactites of stalagmites, numerous panels of aragonites covering entire walls, fistulas of extreme finesse, and above all an exceptional profusion of rare crystallizations called "eccentric" absolutely Remarkable.
In short a geological masterpiece to visit absolutely.
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The Chasm of Proumeyssac
The chasm of Proumeyssac is a huge underground vault that owes its nickname of "Cathedral of Crystal" to its walls adorned with crystallizations with exceptional density.
No one could have imagined that such a treasure was hiding under our feet. It took several centuries before we dared to venture into it.
Now accessible by a transversal corridor, it is without difficulty that you will be able to discover all the splendours.
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The Museum of the street of time passing
The last arrived in the sites to visit in the Dordogne, because opened since December 2016, it is nevertheless interesting and original. Located in Allas les mines in Périgord Noir, at the edge of the Dordogne, this timeless place does not look like a traditional museum, but rather a village 1900 that would be sprung from the past.
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