Year in, year out, the Dordogne Valley puts on a spectacular show of gorgeous chateaux, villages and gardens that star on every visitor's must-do list.
Discover some of the lovely treats the region has in store !

Topping the charts with its castle-studded countryside and family attractions, the Dordogne Valley really does has something for everyone.
Whilst history fanatics can relish in visits to medieval châteaux like the Tours de Merle, budding horticulturists can potter around the beautiful Gardens of Marqueyssac, love birds can drift through the cobbled streets of Collonges-la-Rouge and young families can enjoy a steam train ride along the cliffs of Martel.

Not only does the Dordogne Valley cater to different ages and interests, it also offers cool hideaways when summer temperates peak at places like the Lascaux Caves, Aubazine Abbey, and (last but never least) Quercyland waterpark...
With such a lavish cultural heritage and so many great visits up for grabs in the region, it would be virtually impossible to see everything in just one trip.
Because the Dordogne Valley is rather big, it's better to concentrate visits that are in the same area and avoid spending your holiday in the car.

Village hoppers should keep an eye out for 'The Most Beautiful Villages of France', a prestigious award that aims to promote picturesque villages of quality heritage. There are 21 in the region so it shouldn't be a problem finding one or two...

On your marks, get set, go!

@ Malika Turin
Garden in the Dordogne Valley

Gardens

Whether it be a cliff-top oasis, English-style park or a 'jardin à la française', picture-perfect gardens are a speciality in the Dordogne Valley.

Land of 1,001 Castles
Medieval fortress of Castelnau-Bretenoux

Castles

From fairytale castles to mighty fortresses, the Dordogne Valley is the proud owner of some of the prettiest sites in France. Make way for a spectacular show of Medieval architecture!
 

@ M. Turin
View over the Dordogne Valley

Dordogne's Top 10 Attractions

Save time planning your trip and check out the Dordogne's Top 10 attractions, all carefully picked for you by locals-in-the-know.

@ D. Viet
The village of Loubressac

Villages to Visit

Beautiful stone houses, glorious churches and colourful markets... Find out which villages in the Dordogne Valley you should be putting on your bucket list !