Places to visit,
things to do in the Dordogne

The department of the Dordogne in south-west France is one of the most beautiful and visited regions of France. With its unspoiled countryside, stunning chateaux, beautiful ancient towns and villages, pre-historic caves, world famous local gastronomy and wines/vineyards. 
At Rousselie Haute your are perfectly located to visit all the various regions and attractions of the Dordogne.

La Roque Gageac

La Roque Gageac

Local Markets

One of the pleasures of visiting France is to enjoy wandering through a traditional French market selling wonderful local produce . Here in the Dordogne it is possible to visit a market every day of the week - remember  most are finished by lunch time so don't leave it too late.

Market produce

One of the many markets

Pre-historic Dordogne

The Vezere valley is known as  cradle of European civilization with more than 50 caves and rock shelters, traces of settlement, burial places have been discovered in the region. Fifteen of these sites are so important they have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites; including the famous Lascaux cave at Montignac.

Cave art Rouffignac cavern

Things to do

For those feeling more energetic there are many things to do including - 

Great canoeing on the River dordogne, Dronne or one of the many lakes

Fantastic walking/cycling through local countryside or off road on one of the many walking/cycling routes or VTT tracks.

Horseriding at one of the many riding schools.

Golf at out local course a 10 minute drive 18 holes with driving range.

River beaches - swim at one of the many river/lake beaches.

Canoeing Perigueux

Canoeing Perigueux

River beaches/lakes

There are many river beaches/lakes in the area the best locally being lake Jemaye with its sandy beaches, childrens play areas, restaurants, bird watching hut, fishing and free canoeing.

Lake Jemaye

Lake Jemaye

Ideas - things to see

  • Périgueux
  • Brantôme
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda
  • Grotte de Lascaux
  • Domme
  • La Roque-Gageac
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac
  • Bergerac
  • Chateau de Castelnaud
  • Chateau de Beynac
  • Cave of Font-de-Gaume
  • Chateau de Commarque
  • Chateau des Milandes
  • Roque Saint-Christophe 
  • Rouffignac Cave
  • Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum
  • Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac

Ideas - things to do

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Horseriding
  • River beach swimming
  • Golf
  • Wine tasting
  • Fishing
  • Acrobranch
  • Quad biking
  • Tennis


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