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Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

1. Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides. The village is classified as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France"). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years' War, the bastide was coveted by the English who first took the town in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again. Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river. Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defences were built up on the plateau: double crenellated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.

Sarlat: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Lascaux IV Tour

2. Sarlat: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Lascaux IV Tour

Discover the brand new Lascaux IV International Center of Parietal Art. The museum itself is a triumph of modern technology: unlike any other cave visits, Lascaux 4 employs different set designs, displays, state-of-the-art interactive workshops and immersive technology to bring it to life. For the very first time, all of Lascaux Cave will be revealed. This new center features an interactive gallery experience that blends art, history, and culture with intelligence and sensitivity. At the heart of the experience, you will discover a life-size, state-of-the-art facsimile cave that reveals the wonders of Lascaux as they were first seen. In 2018, the museum was listed in Time Magazine’s "100 Greatest Places to Visit", saying “The Snohetta-designed complex features some 600 prehistoric paintings and 1,000 engravings, all painstakingly re-created by a team of two dozen artists working from physical castings and advanced 3D digital scans or the original artwork”. Following your visit and some time for personal discovery, the tour will also take you along the Vezere Valley, where you will stop in Les Eyzies and Saint Léon village.

Sarlat-la-Canéda: Dordogne Valley Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Sarlat-la-Canéda: Dordogne Valley Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the great sites of the "Golden Triangle" on this unique sightseeing tour with live commentary. After meeting in Sarlat-la-Canéda it's only a short drive to the Dordogne Valley, where you'll visit many fascinating historic sites. Admire Richard the Lionheart's castle at Beynac, and stop at the foot of Castelnaud Castle, an impressive fortress occupied by the English during the Hundred Years' War. Then take a guided tour of La Roque Gageac, one of the most beautiful villages in France, built into the cliffs along the Dordogne river. Afterwards, continue to the hilltop village of Domme for breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding area. Walk around the village to get a feel for the local atmosphere.  Visit an incredible troglodytic chapel built in a cave and stop at the medieval village of Montfort and its castle, built in the 11th century. Stop at a romanesque church from the 12th century, built on an ancient site of Celtic worship, before returning to Sarlat-la-Canéda.

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What people are saying about Sarlat-la-Canéda

This was an excellent trip! Benoit has good knowledge of the area, both currently and also for historical information! He gave us information clearly on the towns, and made sure we didn’t get lost. The river trip on the Dordogne was refreshing and informative. I truly enjoyed this trip.

The meeting point was easy to find as we were staying at the Best Western, closeby. We left on time and our guide was extremely nice and knowledgeable. Will bring our family to do this tour when they come to France. It would suit all ages and very interesting.

Martin was a superb guide who was both informative and humorous. He provided not only historical information but insights into life must have been back in the day. Views were outstanding and provided us with some classic images of the Dordogne.

Very personable guide with impressive knowledge and answer to all questions. Tour was booked by us in English, since German was not offered. Our guide had perfect knowledge of German, which made us particularly happy

Martin was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and very nice to spend time with.