The Dordogne River formed the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War along its banks are a thousand and one castles steeped in legend to explore and witness the centuries of history and mixed cultures.
With its gorgeous countryside and spectacular cuisine the Dordogne in the South West of France really has it all. Whether your visit is to look back in time to the first cave dwellers or relive the medieval conquests or delight in the areas renowned culinary tradition or just to relax and enjoy the many leisure and sporting activities the area offers, one thing we can be sure of your visit will be unforgettable.
On almost every Dordogne menu diners will be tempted by the local delicacy of duck served in many difference but equally delicious guises from Confit de Canard to the well know Foie Gras
The Dordogne is also reknowned for truffles, mushrooms and walnuts. Truffles are luxuriously expensive whilst walnut trees cover great areas of the Dordogne countryside and the locally produced walnut oil is great drizzled over a green salad.
How To Get Here
Several budget airlines fly into the area Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet2, Flybe, British Airways and airports are at Bordeaux 2hrs, Limoges 1.45 hr, Bergerac 45 mins, Toulouse 2.5 hrs, Brive – Souillac airport 1 hr.
Trains from Paris come direct into Les Eyzies and the train station is the other side of the village.
Brittany Ferries – Caen 6.5 hours, St Malo 6.5 hours,
P&O – Bilbau – 5.25 hours
Eurotunnel – Calais – 10.5 hours.
Paris is approximately 350 miles of which 300 is motorway.
Cost of tolls approximately £25.00 each way.