The Dordogne region is attractive hilly countryside, full of old villages, castles, small country towns, with plenty of scope for a relaxing holiday. Although popular with tourists there are still many places that you can find to explore that are 'off the beaten track'.
When you are deciding where to stay in the Dordogne you will find that there are four very popular areas; Perigueux itself; the capital of the region, this city has a beautiful historic centre, and is known for its ancient Cathédrale Saint Front, one of the oldest in France. The caves and prehistory area of the Vezère valley between Montignac, Lascaux and Les Eyzies. The beautiful and busy medieval city of Sarlat-la-Caneda, and the Dordogne valley itself, between Tremolat and Domme, an area including several of the finest of the Dordogne castles.
If you are looking for a less crowded area, especially during high-season, then there are a wealth of smaller towns that are worth visiting and staying in and where life moves at a slower pace. The town of Bergerac is also a busy hub in the western part of the region and has the advantage of having an airport and decent train connections.