The most beautiful villages of France

Sarlat

 20 from ‘Les Pastoures’ Campsite

Sarlat is a small town with a very rich architectural heritage. You can visit on your own or go on a guided visit around the numerous winding narrow streets of this medieval town.

Our advice: Visit Sarlat at least once, if possible during the day and stay during the evening when there are free animations in the street every evening in July                        and August. You can get refreshments outside (not for the gastronomy, but for the ambiance.!)

 

Belvès  and the troglodyte houses.

 15/20 minutes from ‘Les Pastourels’ campsite

Belvès is also one of the most beautiful villages of France, less touristic but very typical. The visit to the troglodyte houses suggested by the tourist office is well recommended for children (and the parents), short and well explained.

Every Wednesday evening in July and August there is a ‘marché gourmand’ around La Halle, a very pretty spot to taste local produce, fresh or ready to eat.

Our advice: It is the ‘marché gourmand’ preferred by our clients.

 

 

Les Eyzies

30 minutes from ‘Les Pastourels’ campsite

 Le village des Eyzies de Tayac has a troglodyte architecture all of its own and it appears as the world capital of prehistory.

 As for the national museum of Prehistory, it will be interesting for those keen on the history of the period. Families may find there is little to interest  children who prefer more playful activities. 

 

Domme

 25 minutes from ‘Les Pastourels’ campsite

 Classed as  <<one of the most beautiful villages of France>>, Domme is a medieval village  on a mound with a magnificent view over the Dordogne valley. You can visit on foot or go on the little train, it has a pretty cave.

Our advice: Better in the morning to avoid the heat and the crowds

 

 

La Rocque-Gageac

15 minutes from ‘Les Pastourels’campsite

 It is a surprising village which was built in and on a cliff alongside the Dordogne. Classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France, walk along the little lanes which run along the foot of the cliff. An unparalled walk.

Our advice: Better  in the morning as there are less people – it is one of the most visited sites in France-. If you are unable to canoe we recommend a trip in a gabare (free for children in the  morning), from where you can admire the numerous chateaux from the Dordogne, which gives another perspective.