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An Insider's Guide to the Dordogne Valley

Come rain or shine, the Dordogne Valley continues to captivate the world’s attention with its historic treasures and natural beauty… If you want to join in on the adventure and avoid any unnecessary hassle, then take a look at our step-by-step travel guide with all the top recommendations to help plan your provincial getaway!

The Dordogne Valley has long been one of France’s favourite departments for Europeans to explore and thanks to its terrific spread of sights to visit, landscapes to explore and delicious treats to eat, it’s no surprise that the region enjoys visits from holiday-goers all year round.

As the seasons roll on by, the change in weather never fails to bring out different façades to this award-winning historic hotspot. Whilst spring and summer bring visitors onto the beaches and into the markets, autumn and winter sees tourists hitting the streets of the region’s old medieval towns in search of a Christmas market or food festival (hence the need to visit several times.)

With miles and miles of ever-changing landscapes, dozens of ‘The Most Beautiful Villages in France’ and countless seasonal activities to revel in, the main challenge is knowing how to go about planning your perfect holiday in the sun or romantic winter getaway.
So to take some weight off those shoulders, we’ve devised a brief with everything you need from ‘crossing the pond’, getting around and finding the perfect accommodation to deciding whether or not Rover should come along for the ride. The only difficult part will be choosing which time of year to visit but don’t worry, we’ll help you take care of that too…

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The Essential Dordogne Valley Survival Guide

Traveller Information: Rapid fire answers to your burning questions…

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Four Seasons, Four Reasons

Whatever the season, the Dordogne Valley offers every travellers something different with each change.
The frenzied activities of summer, with festivals of music, fireworks, gorgeous summer heat and getting wet in the river to cool down. The warm Indian summer autumns mean you can still canoe until the leaves really turn.  The serenity and tranquillity of winter. The vibrant colours of spring.

There is a season for everyone and something for everyone in each season…

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Getting around

Whether you choose to hop on a bus, flag down a cab, jump behind the wheel or rely on your tennis shoes to do the dirty work… We’ll have you buzzing around the Dordogne Valley in absolutely no time at all!

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With an endless list of quality accommodation to kick back and relax after a day of adventure, bedding down in the Dordogne Valley couldn’t be easier! Here’s all the traveller information you need for finding your perfect accommodation. Take a look at where you could be spending your nights on your next trip…

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