Whilst Spring brings pleasant, mild temperatures to the Dordogne, Summers can get pretty toasty often reaching the 30 degrees mark. Even though the Dordogne is only few hours drive from the coast, its rather large supply of beach and water activities generously compensate for the region’s inland position.
The rivers, lakes and waterfalls are some of the cleanest in Europe with reliably warm water especially in July and August. So if you’re looking to beat the heat, occupy the kids or catch some Zs in the sun between visits, anything’s possible in the Dordogne Valley!
Much as a dip in the pool is nice and refreshing, nothing beats a swim in the sparkling waters of the Dordogne (or one of the other rivers in the region).