What makes it special

  • La vallée de la Dordogne à vélo

  • Le grand escalier à Rocamadour

  • Le tympan - Carennac, l'un des plus beaux villages de France

  • Vue de la vallée de la Dordogne depuis le château de Castelnau

  • Les grottes de Lacave

  • Artisan potier en vallée de la Dordogne

Discover the wonderful Quercy and Dordogne Valley region, from the limestone plateaus of the “Causses” to the famous pilgrim’s town of Rocamadour and the majestic Dordogne river.

Explore the rich heritage

The rich heritage of the Dordogne Valley and the Quercy region can be explored in many ways, but doing it on foot definitely makes it a very special experience. The most famous rambler’s path is the pilgrim’s route of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle (St. James Way) which will lead you to the heart of the medieval town of Rocamadour.

Journey through time

History has left its mark in the valley over thousands of years, from the arid causse to the borders of the Périgord and along the river Dordogne. As early as prehistoric times, the caves were inhabited by man and today you can still discover magnificent examples of parietal art.

The Dordogne Valley also offers stunning architecture, including many castles and some of “The Most Beautiful Villages of France” such as Carennac, Loubressac and Autoire, bearing witness to millennia of master craftsmanship.

Art and History in the Quercy

On the characteristic limestone plateaus of the Causse, at the heart of the Quercy region, (pre)history meets art on the St. James Way or “Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle” as the French call it. This leads to the millennium old pilgrimage town of Rocamadour which seems to defy the laws of gravity as it clings to the rocky cliffs.

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