Most beautiful towns in Dordogne: Visit Dordogne in 7 days


Want to visit the Dordogne in 7 days? Looking for what to do in the Dordogne? In this article you will find the must-see in the Dordogne inspired by my walks in the region: the most beautiful villages in France in the Dordogne, walks, restaurants, outdoor activities. 


What to do in Dordogne: Top activities in the Dordogne

The Dordogne is a French department in the New Aquitaine region that is full of must-see places not to be missed.

If you want to visit the Dordogne in 7 days I book below the top activities not to be missed.


Visit the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac

Beynac and Cazenac
By Manfred Heyde (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons


Beynac-et-Cazenac with its imposing Château overlooking the Dordogne is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. 


At the time of the Hundred Years’ War, the fortress of Beynac was one of the French strongholds. The Dordogne served as the border between France and England; nearby, Castelnaud Castle was in English hands. (


Visit the village of Castelnaud la Chapelle

Castelnaud the Chapel

Castelnaud la Chapelle, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, is a village of exceptional charm with its typical houses, its views of the valley and its castle.



Castelnaud the Chapel


Attend the making of a wooden top

At the entrance to the village of Castelnau, you will find the wood turner who will make beautiful wooden tops before your eyes. If you wish you can buy a top for 5 Euros.  

Castelnaud the Chapel


Visit Brantôme: the Venice of the Perigord

Take a look at Brantôme: the Venice of the Périgord, a sure favourite. 

 Brantôme: the Venice of Perigord


Visit the village of Roque-Gageac

La Roque-Gageac

La Roque-Gageac, ranked among the most beautiful Villages in France, at the foot of a cliff facing the Dordogne.

The walk to the top of the village will offer you sublime views. Don’t miss the exotic garden



Take a canoe from La Roque-Gageac to St-Vincent de Cosse

 La Roque-Gageac    


Visit the old town of Terrasson


Terrasson is a pretty town at the door of the Périgord

Don’t miss:

  • Abbe Castle
  • St. Sour Abbey Church
  • The ancient city
  • The Old Bridge dating back to the 13th century
  • The ramparts


Visit the city of Sarlat la Canade

sarlat the canéda

Sarlat is a medieval city where you can discover the market, the cathedral, the signorile stone houses


Visit Domme

Domme is ranked among the most beax villages in France.

With its magnificent entrance gates the village on the cliff heights will offer you an exceptional panorama of the Dordogne.


Visit the city of Périgueux and its magnificent St. Front Cathedral




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