• DORDOGNE RIVER

A SELECTION OF ALL THE POSSIBILITIES TO CHOOSE FROM IN THE SARLAT AREA.

New since december 2016: LASCAUX 4 in Montignac (20 km from Sarlat): not only a copy of the original cave of LASCAUX (world heritage) but prehistoric and temporal art, the architecture of the building, and an individual tablet and headset provide a modern experience to enjoy for at least 2,5 hours. We recommend you to make a reservation in advance!
THE HANGING GARDENS OF MARQUEYSSAC, in summer time every Thursday evening illuminated by candles like a fairytale forest;
Small and picturesque SAINT GÉNIÈS with her Sunday morning market and the cozy local-food-market on every Wednesday evening in summertime;
The castles of CASTELNAUD, BEYNAC or COMMARQUE where you learn all about castle-life and especially the use of weapons in the Middle Ages;
Take a seat on a traditional GABARRE or rent a CANOE for a beautiful view at the castles, while sailing the Dordogne river;
Visit a CAVE where you take a boat (PADIRAC) or train (LACAVE), where you attend a music and light show (PROUMEYSSAC).
The VELO VERT ROUTE awaits you for an easy bike trip: it is build on top of the old railway between Sarlat and Souillac, relatively flat because of her bridges and tunnels;
You might prefer the GOLFCOURSES of Sarlat or Souillac; renting an ATB, go hiking, swimming, cave climbing, or follow a trail between the trees;
The famous pilgrimage site of ROCAMADOUR exists of three levels: on the top of the hill you’ll find the castle (with a bird show and knights-on-horses show on the other site of the parking), a cathedral has been partly cut out of the hill and at the bottom lies a tourist street with shops and restaurants;
There is a large variety of parks (animal, climbing, dinosaurs, aquarium, midget golf) where the CHILDREN will enjoy themselves throughout the day.
LE THOT offers prehistoric workshops for children, like cave painting and arrow-shooting;
The waterside terraces from MONTIGNAC invite you for a lunch or ice cream;
Take a road trip: a guided tour will take you to the prettiest villages and scenic view-points;
In the old centre of TERRASSON you might expect some stairs to climb … and many fountains, the beautiful Gardens of Imagination and a chocolate museum where you can both taste and buy this delicious product.

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