In spring, the Dordogne Valley landscape is a vibrant mix of flowers beginning to blossom and leaves coming out on the trees again. Nature and locals come out of their winter hibernation to enjoy clear, crisp blue skies.
As cherry blossoms on trees add a splash of vivid colour to the countryside, expect a mixture of weather. There will be sunny days and you might encounter the odd day of rain or even a brief cold snap but generally the temperature is pleasantly warm.
When getting ready for your break be prepared, particularly in early spring, to pack for all weather, so sunglasses and a raincoat are a good idea. As it’s not too hot it’s the perfect time to discover nature and go walking and hiking in the countryside. Come across wild orchids as you ramble through the changing landscape and watch out for baby deer, or wild pigs crossing the small lanes in front of you when driving along country roads.