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Cities & sights

French charm with all its facets

We are pleased to present a few towns & sights in the vicinity of the holiday home Le Conte. You will find that this is only a small selection. Be sure to explore the Périgord with all its facets together with your friends, children and fellow travellers.

Cities such as Bergerac, Périgueux, Lalinde or Bordeaux are also definitely worth a visit.

City at night

Sarlat Market

Certainly a must if you are on holiday in the Perigord and still have a little time. Perhaps in combination with a cave tour, Padirac and Lacave are close by.

Rocamandur offers an extraordinary setting of old houses, chapels, churches and towers. Situated on a 150 m high cliff, the town nestles against the rock like a swallow’s nest. One of the most beautifully situated towns in France, awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide.

A larger city where everyday French life pulsates. One of the main sights of the city is the bridge over the Lot “Pont Valentre”. The beautiful old town around Et.-Etienne Cathedral, awarded two stars in Michelin.

Opposite the church, an old market hall from the turn of the century (1900). All products from the region are on offer. The terms “living like King of France” or “land of milk and honey” definitely apply here. A hint from us, but then the trip to Cahors becomes a day trip to the Lot.

You drive from Cahors in the direction of Figeac. Shortly after the village of St.Cery, there is a small village of Bouzies with a large car park. From here you walk about 5 km on a former towpath (ask about the Chemin du Halage) along the banks of the Lot, past a small historic ship lock to the village of St. Cirq-Lapopie.

Neighbouring village of Cenac, awarded two stars in the Michelin and three stars for the view.

Quote from 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”.

Here you will also find the one-star restaurant “Esplanade” and another small restaurant called “Cabanoix et Chataigne” on Rue Geoffroy de Vivans.

It is already in the Lot department and is about 20 km from Cenac. It is a typical French provincial town where the daily life and shopping of the rural population characterise the townscape.

Beautiful little old town with panoramic views of the Lot and Périgord landscapes. At lunchtime, enjoy a small menu or a salad on the terrace in the restaurant “La Promenade” and just enjoy life. Tuesday and Saturday is market day in Gourdon.

The area of Monpazier is located between Sarlat and Bergerac, not far from Villeneuve-sur-lot, Cahors and the Lot valley. Montpazier has not only been classified as one of the “most beautiful villages in France”, but also bears the label “Grand Site de France”, making it one of the most important sites in France.

Visit the Bastide de Monpazier (13th century), a jewel of medieval architecture and a model among the 300 bastides of the South West in France. Very close to one of our favourite castles BIRON – just super!

It is also called the secret capital of Perigord. One will automatically visit the small lively town of Sarlat during a stay in Perigord-Noir and discover and admire for oneself its sights and beauties. And highly recommended is the market on Saturday. One of the most beautiful markets in all of France.

An unusual place on a rock above the Lot. Take in the brown roofs of the houses, the church, the ruins of the castle, the flowering gardens of the romantic houses and the steep and narrow streets. The Grande Rue with its 13th and 15th-century houses are just unique.

Périgord landscape

Citycenter of Sarlat