The most beautiful villages of the Dordogne

La Roque-Gageac|Castelnaud-la-Chapelle|Belvès|Domme|Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère|Limeuil|

Description
Themes : heritage, family, week-end,

The Dordogne has ten villages classified among the "most beautiful Villages of France. With many castles, prehistoric caves and natural sites, the region is ideal for a relaxing family

Belvès, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Limeuil, Monpazier, Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, and Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère.


Accomodation
Bed and Breakfast Chambres hotes Larnaudie, Saint-Amand-de-Coly, France (en)
Hôtel
Chambres d'hôtes Larnaudie is set in a renovated farmhouse in the countryside of the Dordogne region, 10 minutes by car from Sarlat....
Hotel l Abbaye anciennement, Saint-Amand-de-Coly, France (en)
Hôtel
This hotel is located in the heart of the Perigord region, famous for black truffles....
Hôtel Bon Encontre, Sarlat-la-Canéda, France (en)
Hôtel
Located in the hills, 850 metres from the centre of Sarlat in the Dordogne region, Bon Encontre features an infinity swimming pool overlooking the......
The stages
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Saint-Jean-de-Côle
The history of Saint-Jean-de-Côle is linked to that of the Château de la Marthonie from the 12th and 15th century to that of the Priory including the ancient Church of romano-Byzantine style presents an original plan. Labeled "Plus Beaux Villages de France» Saint-Jean-de-Côle has preserved half-timbered with their round rollers.
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Saint-Amand-de-Coly
Saint-Amand-de-Coly is labeled "Most beautiful Villages of France". Its Abbey from the 12th century is regarded as the most beautiful fortified Perigord Church. The houses of the village are made sarladaise stone and the typical slate of the region in a harmonious contrast of ochre and grey tones.
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Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère
Classified «Plus Beaux Villages de France», the charm of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère lies in the richness of its historical heritage as well as in the beauty of its natural setting, with its houses in pierre blondes and hot and the maze of narrow streets.
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Domme
Domme is perched on a steep cliff that allows him to enjoy an exceptional view over the Dordogne Valley. Labeled «Plus Beaux Villages de France», the Golden stone bastide is nicknamed "the Acropolis of Périgord.
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La Roque-Gageac
The village of la Roque-Gageac, labeled «Plus Beaux Villages de France», was known in the 19th century a very important fluvial activity with the famous barges loaded goods. A certain softness of living made the village one of the most popular tourist resorts of the region.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, class "Most beautiful Village of France" is known for its two castles Castelnaud housing the Museum of the war in the middle ages and des Milandes, the former estate of singer and dancers Joséphine Baker.
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Beynac-et-Cazenac
The village of Beynac-et-Cazenac labelled "Most beautiful Village of France" has kept its medieval atmosphere with the castle of Beynac (12th Century), its old streets and plots paved to the former, its houses with lauze roofs and facades blondes and the chevalier tower built in the 13th century.
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Belvès
The medieval Belvès from the 11th century is perched on a rocky outcrop, it remarkably preserved traces of its built heritage. Labeled "Most beautiful Village of France", Belvès is called 'the village of seven spires', it has kept its authenticity and its natural charm.
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Limeuil
The old medieval walls of Limeuil has kept its three access doors, its steep streets, its typical stone of the black Perigord houses and shops. Its port has experienced intense commercial activity with its inland water transport Center. Limeuil is labeled "Most beautiful Village of France".
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Monpazier
Labeled "Most beautiful Village of France", la bastide of Monpazier has preserved almost intact its appearance and its original dimensions. Eight centuries after its founding, it is probably the best preserved of Périgord bastide. This is an authentic jewel of medieval architecture.
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