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.

Les Cabanes du Breuil

A world of dry stones

The "Cabanes du Breuil" are former agricultural outbuildings of a farm located in Saint-André-d'Allas in...


Moulin à Papier de la Rouzique

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

Galerie de l’Or

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...


La Ferme des 4 Vents

Angora goat Breeding-Mohair Production

If you want to discover an atypical breeding in the heart of Périgord Noir, Mathieu Lauvie opens the doors of his goatry of the farm...


Musée du Chai de Lardimalie

Wine Museum, Chai de Lardimalie

Near Périgueux, in the centre of the Dordogne, in the Périgord Blanc, the Chai Museum of Lardimalie is located in a wine building built...

St Pierre de Chignac


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

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...

route des moulins 257

Jardins Les Bambous de Planbuisson

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

Musée de La Rue du temps qui passe

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...


Musée d’Histoire de la Médecine de 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