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Explore the Allure of French Charm in Its Multifaceted Splendor

Discover Charming Towns and Attractions Near Holiday Home Le Conte – A Brief Selection to Ignite Your Exploration of Périgord’s Multifaceted Delights. Embark on a Journey with Friends, Children, and Fellow Travelers to Uncover the Full Spectrum of Périgord’s Allure.

Embark on an Enchanting Journey as Cities like Bergerac, Périgueux, Lalinde, and Bordeaux Beckon with Irresistible Charm. Each Destination Promises a Tapestry of Experiences, Waiting to be Unveiled and Explored.

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Sarlat Market

Indulge in a Must-Experience Delight during your Perigord holiday, especially if you have some time to spare. Consider pairing it with a captivating cave tour, as Padirac and Lacave are conveniently nearby.

Rocamadour unfolds in an exceptional panorama featuring ancient houses, chapels, churches, and towers. Poised on a 150 m high cliff, the town seamlessly hugs the rock, resembling a swallow’s nest. Recognized as one of the most exquisitely positioned towns in France, Rocamadour boasts a prestigious three-star accolade in the Michelin Guide.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythm of everyday French life in Cahors, a larger city pulsating with authentic charm. One of the city’s prominent landmarks is the captivating “Pont Valentre” bridge spanning the Lot River. The enchanting old town surrounding St. Etienne Cathedral has earned a prestigious two-star accolade in the Michelin Guide.

Opposite the cathedral stands an historic market hall dating back to the turn of the century (1900), showcasing a delightful array of products from the region. Terms like “living like the King of France” or “land of milk and honey” undoubtedly come to life in this bustling marketplace. A valuable tip from us: extend your journey to Cahors into a day trip exploring the picturesque Lot.

Venture from Cahors towards Figeac, and after the village of St. Cery, you’ll encounter Bouzies—a quaint village with ample parking. Embark on a scenic 5 km stroll along a former towpath (inquire about the Chemin du Halage) flanking the Lot River. Meander past a small historic ship lock, and you’ll arrive at the captivating village of St. Cirq-Lapopie.

Explore the neighboring village of Cenac, distinguished with two Michelin stars and an impressive three stars for its panoramic views.

As quoted in the Michelin Guide: ‘The Bastide Domme, the acropolis of the Périgord, gracefully perched on a steep cliff, dominates one of the most striking landscapes of the Dordogne Valley.’

In this charming village, discover the acclaimed one-star restaurant “Esplanade” and another gem named “Cabanoix et Chataigne” located on Rue Geoffroy de Vivans.

Situated in the Lot department, just 20 km from Cenac, Gourdon embodies the essence of a quintessential French provincial town, where the townscape is shaped by the daily life and shopping routines of the rural population.

Explore the picturesque old town offering panoramic views of the enchanting Lot and Périgord landscapes. For a delightful lunchtime experience, savor a small menu or a refreshing salad on the terrace of the renowned restaurant “La Promenade” and simply relish life. Don’t miss the lively market days on Tuesdays and Saturdays in Gourdon.

Explore the enchanting region of Monpazier, nestled between Sarlat and Bergerac, in proximity to Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Cahors, and the scenic Lot Valley. Monpazier, adorned with the prestigious title of one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in France,’ also proudly holds the label of ‘Grand Site de France,’ cementing its status as one of the foremost landmarks in the country.

Immerse yourself in the rich history by visiting the Bastide de Monpazier, a 13th-century jewel of medieval architecture and a shining example among the 300 bastides of the South West in France. Additionally, seize the opportunity to explore one of our beloved castles, BIRON, located in close proximity – an absolute gem!

Revel in the hidden charm of Sarlat, often referred to as the secret capital of Périgord. A visit to the vibrant town of Sarlat is practically inevitable during a sojourn in Périgord-Noir, where you’ll be captivated by its enchanting sights and captivating beauty. An absolute highlight is the bustling Saturday market, lauded as one of the most exquisite markets in all of France. Indulge in the authentic atmosphere and diverse offerings that make Sarlat an essential destination, promising a delightful tapestry of experiences.

Discover an extraordinary locale perched on a rock above the Lot. Absorb the picturesque panorama featuring brown roofs, the church, castle ruins, and the blooming gardens of romantic houses, all nestled amidst the steep and narrow streets. The Grande Rue, adorned with houses dating back to the 13th and 15th centuries, stands as a truly unique testament to historical architecture and charm.

Périgord landscape

Citycenter of Sarlat