Villages and Bastides



Stroll through the magnificent villages and bastides of the surrounding area!



Sarlat



Sarlat-la-Canéda, is the capital of the Black Perigord. This historic town is a major tourist site, renowned for its monumental finery dating from the medieval period and the early Renaissance (13th to 16th century). Its town centre is made up of a maze of picturesque lanes and alleys, shaded squares, lined with private mansions with lauze roofs (the house of La Boétie, the hotel du Barry, the hotel de Savignac, the presidial). Place de la Liberté is the nerve centre of the town and is the seat of the market, where the region's specialities are sold. 

Domme



In the south-east of the Dordogne department, in the Black Perigord, the village of Domme is bordered to the north by the Dordogne, which forms an important meander, the "cingle de Montfort". It belongs to the association "the most beautiful Villages of France". The bastide of Domme, situated on a cliff at an altitude of 210 metres, dominates the Dordogne by more than a hundred metres. It does not have the characteristic rectangular plan of a bastide, but has the unusual shape of a trapezium. 

Rocamadour



Rocamadour is situated in the Lot department and belongs to the tourist micro-region of the Dordogne Valley. In the heart of the Haut-Quercy, as if clinging to a powerful cliff overlooking the deep Alzou valley from 150 metres, this Marian city has been a famous place of pilgrimage since the eleventh century, and has been visited since the Middle Ages by many anonymous or famous "roumieux" (pilgrims). Rocamadour, "Citadel of Faith", is also a leading natural tourist site, one of the most visited in France with around 1.5 million visitors a year. 



La Roque Gageac



Included in the urban area of Sarlat-la-Canéda, the village of La Roque-Gageac is located on the banks of the Dordogne, 8 kilometres south-west of Sarlat-la-Canéda. It is a member of the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. The village benefits from a microclimate due to the limestone cliff that dominates it and which, facing south, retains its warmth, which has enabled the creation of an exotic garden.

Collonges la Rouge



Collonges-la-Rouge is located in the department of Corrèze. The village is situated 19 km south-east of Brive. It is situated in the Causse corrézien at the northern end of the Causse de Martel. The village is built of red sandstone extracted from the Puy de Valège which culminates at 450 m from the village. Collonges and its surroundings, including the hillsides overlooking the village to the north, have been listed since 1 July 1996.

Beynac-and-Cazenac



Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village in the Dordogne. It is the seat of one of the four former baronies of the Périgord. It is part of the association "The Most Beautiful Villages of France". Beynac-et-Cazenac is located on the banks of the Dordogne River, 10 km south-west of Sarlat-la-Canéda, in the urban area of Sarlat-la-Canéda.