Something for everyone: sporting or cultural activities
Looking for a change of pace during your holiday? In Perigord-Noir there are many different activities. From sporty and adventurous to cultural and relaxing, there is something for everyone.
Take a flight with a Montgolfière
When the Montgolfièr brothers invented the famous hot air balloon, they could not have imagined that their invention would still find enthusiastic followers centuries later.
The most popular of all lovers of the sky, as well as those who like to try something new. Much-praised hot air balloon tours are frequently offered by Périgord Dordogne Montgolfières. They are a unique opportunity to discover a stunning panorama.
Périgord Dordogne Montgolfières in 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Fon +33 683264766
Play Neanderthal at Préhisto Parc
A visit to the park is a true journey into the past. In the middle of a protected forest, you can explore the extraordinary world of dinosaurs and the evolution of humans, including a fully restored Neolithic village, on a circular trail with more than 150 life-size representations. The star of the park: a giant animated T-Rex, 9 m long and 6 m high!
Go swimming in the Dordogne and Vézère rivers
Incidentally, the Dordogne is the only river in France that has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Exploring Bergerac in the footsteps of Cyrano
He wields the sword as well as the pen and thus became the classic hero of Gascony. The premiere of the drama took place in Paris in 1897 at the Porte Saint Martin theatre.
Travel back in time at the Prehistory Museum
Since its foundation at the beginning of the 20th century, it has become a reference site for prehistorians.
Climbing the steep alleys of Domme
This bastide with its golden stones authentically reflects the natural, gastronomic, and architectural heritage of the Périgord Noir.
Shop for local products in Issigeac
The Sunday market is an absolute must! While the market is manageable in winter, in summer it spreads over almost the entire village. Everyone will find their chance here!
Visit the wine cellar of Monbazillac
During a tour of the vineyards, you will learn about the Eocene and Oligocene periods, what a molasse is and many other secrets of this wine region.
Exploring the Château des Milandes in the footsteps of Josephine Baker
She adopted twelve children, thus creating what she called a “rainbow family”. The Milandes Castle Park, which was awarded the title of “Remarkable Garden” in 2016, is flown over by birds of prey during the shows held on the terrace and thus still exudes the splendour of former times.
Canoeists in particular will find great routes here. The website www.dordognecanoe.com informs canoeists and those who want to become canoeists about boat rental companies, opening times, tariffs and offers, equipment and presents individual routes and sights along the rivers. You also have the option of reserving boats online with the individual rental companies.
Cycling through the night
The bike tours are aimed at individuals or families and take place from April to November. During your tour you will stop, among other things, at a farm typical of the region, where you can taste regional products. As a novelty, three-hour night tours are also offered, during which you can learn many interesting things about the stars of the summer sky.
The night excursions take place daily in July and August. As a special highlight, you can buy a film of your personal tour.
More information at liberty-cycle.com
All the courses are located in the immediate vicinity of major tourist attractions.
- 27-hole course: Château des Vigiers in Monestier
- 18-hole course: Périgueux in Marsac
- 18-hole course: Marterie in St Félix de Reilhac
- 18-hole course: Lolivarie in Siorac
- 9-hole course: Club Château Les Merlesin Mouleydier
- 9-hole course Essendieras in St Médard d’Excideuil
- 9-hole course: La Forge in Siorac