Unusual visits and atypical places to discover in the Dordogne.

In the Dordogne, there are certainly the castles and caves that make up the reputation of our Department, but you can also discover many unusual places and activities that do not fit in the squares... We have gathered them in this section for you.

Museums dedicated to specific themes, around gastronomy, livestock, crafts or local legends. Enhance your stay and vary the pleasures by making a detour by an atypical stage in Périgord.

La Filature de Belvès

Discovering the craft and industrial heritage

Situated at the foot of the village of Belvès, classified as one of the "most beautiful villages in France", in an old mill in the Nauze valley, with...

Monplaisant

La Rouzique Paper Mill

Discover the secrets of artisanal papermaking!

Couze and Saint-Front, the cradle of papermaking in the South West, is a small village on the banks of the Dordogne which has housed up to 13 mills...

Route de Varennes
Couze-et-Saint-Front

Museum of the Passing of Time

A leap in time...

What is the Museum of the Passing of Time? Imagine being able to go back in time, the time of a walk in the streets...

Allas-les-Mines

Gold Gallery

Learn all about precious metal

Located in an old cellar adjoining the tourist Office and a few steps from the Château de Jumilhac, the Gold Gallery presents an exhibition...

Jumilhac-le-Grand

PARK LE BOURNAT

Theme park: Life in 1900 in the Dordogne

Meet the villagers of Le Bournat by walking through the narrow streets of this village reconstructed with authentic Périgord stone.

Allée Paul-Jean Souriau 191
Le Bugue

Planbuisson Bamboo Gardens

A dream of bamboos in Dordogne Périgord

A dream of Bamboos in Périgord: The Bamboos of PlanBuisson are a unique collection in Europe of bamboos and other grasses from all over the world...

Rue Montaigne 18
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Museum of the History of Medicine in Hautefort

Hôtel-Dieu de Hautefort

The Hôtel-Dieu d'Hautefort dates from the 17th century and today houses the museum of the history of medicine...

Place Marquis Jacques François de Hautefort
Hautefort