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Best Towns & Villages in Dordogne

Discover the top Dordogne towns & villages

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

This picturesque village on the side of a hill has lovely white stone buildings and clay-coloured slate roofs. It is officially listed as one of 'the most beautiful villages in France' and sit on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. 

 

As well as wandering around its charming streets, it has a 12th century underground church, Eglise Saint-Jean, reaching 20 metres in height. The remaining façade of the 12th century Eglise Saint-Jacques is also very impressive.

the fountain & church tower in autoire

Autoire, Lot

To the east of Dordogne on the edge of Causses du Quercy regional park

a chapel reflected int he Dordogne in Beaulieu sur Dordogne

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Correze

On the Upper Dordogne this town sits on the border of the Lot & Correze regions

Belves, Perigord Noir

Belves, Perigord Noir

East of Bergerac & south of Siorac-en-Perigord lies the town of Belves

a gabare and the old bridge in Bergerac

Bergerac, Perigord Pourpre

Situated nearly 120km east of the city of Bordeaux

Beynac-et-Cazenac, Perigord Noir

Beynac-et-Cazenac, Perigord Noir

Beautiful town close to the eastern border of Dordogne & the Lot

the town of brantome as seen from the air

Brantome, Perigord Vert

A pretty town in the north of Dordogne, above the city of Perigueux

Brive-la-Gaillarde

To the east of Perigueux over the border in the Correse department

a shot of roof tops in the village of cadouin, dordogne

Cadouin, Perigord Noir

Pretty medieval village in the east of the Dordogne region

an aerial photo of a town & river at Cahors

Cahors, Lot

Situated to the east along the banks of the Lot river

Caniac-du-Causse

Small village in the heart of the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park in the Lot

a view over pink flowers to the rooftops of Carennac

Carennac, Lot

Pretty village situated to the east of the Dordogne in Lot

looking from the shore opposite over to castillon

Castillon-la-Bataille, East Bordeaux

Site of the last battle of the Hundred Years' War in 1453

Collonges-la-Rouge

Beautiful village to the north east of the Dordogne in the Correse department

Couze-et-Saint-Front

Couze-et-Saint-Front, Perigord Pourpre

Sitting on the Dordogne & Couze rivers, east of Bergerac

Porte des Tours in Domme

Domme, Perigord Noir

Pretty bastide town set high along the banks of the Dordogne river

a row of shops & restaurants in Eymet

Eymet, Perigord Pourpre

Bastide town to the south of Bergerac in the Perigord

a view of canoes & a gabare on the river at la roque gageac

La Roque-Gageac, Perigord Noir

Nestled between a cliff face & the north bank of the Dordogne river

looking across the river and bridge at lalinde

Lalinde, Perigord Pourpre

The first English bastide town & an important military site

looking over the bridge to le bugue

Le Bugue, Perigord Noir

Situated in the heart of one of the most visited areas in France, the Perigord Noir

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