This old abbey town, scenically set on an island in the middle of the Dronne, makes a great base for leisurely boat trips on the river.
Foie gras, truffles and pommes sarladaise – Dordogne is the place to sample French country cooking at its best.
The finest of numerous bastides (fortified towns) in the region, particularly resplendent in the late afternoon sun.
Wander the narrow lanes of this archetypal medieval town, with its lovely vieille ville of honey-coloured stone.
5 Grotte de Font-de-Gaume
Stunning examples of prehistoric cave art, including the spectacular frieze of five bison.
6 Jardins de Marqueyssac
Extraordinary gardens, perched on a rocky promontory, with astounding views over the Dordogne and its picturesque villages.
A relaxed city with an atmospheric old centre, built around stately place Nationale – perfect for a spot of people-watching.