Sarlat, Monpazier, Castelnaud
Sarlat is a 14th Century Medieval town with a cathedral and a great selection of restaurants, cafes and shops. The market is filled with regional specialities including fresh meat, seasonal vegetables, foie gras and locally produced fine wines.
Beynac At the outbreak of the Hundred Years war Beynac was French occupied with the Dordogne River being the border between England and France. The castle dates from the 12th Century and is one of the most notable sites in the region.
Monpazier is a Bastide town and is an excellent example of medieval buildings. The square has a very good market and the town is filled with antique shops, jewellery shops and art galleries. Music festivals are a feature of Monpazier throughout the summer.
La Roc Gageac this is a beaux village built right beside the river Dordogne. Many Gageac the houses are built directly into the rock face. The best place to view this stunning village is from the river either by canoe or of the many boat trips that go up and down the Dordogne.
Castelnaud the chateau dates back to the 13th century. It has been lovingly restored and houses a museum of medieval warfare. Around the chateau are cafes and restaurants serving locally produced specialities.
The area offers a wide range of activites such as horse riding, canoeing, biking, hiking. There is a Waterpark with slides, and other activities towards Bergerac airport only a 45 minute drive.
Local Markets : Monday Les Eyzies – Easter to 1st November
Tuesday Le Bugue and Cenac
Wednesday Sarlat, Perigueux and Cadouin
Thursday Domme, Monpazier, Lalinde
Friday Le Buisson de Cadouin (July & August)
Saturday Sarlat (All Day), Bergerac, Montignac, Belves, Perigueux
Sundays St Cyprien
Places to eat in Les Eyzies and the surrounding area
Good cooking is an essential part of Perigordian life and you can sample it everywhere you go, whether in a Michelin recommended restaurant, a roadside café, or a local auberge.
Moulin de la Beune
Hotel des Glycerines
Auberge de la Plume d’oie – La Roque Gageac
Couleurs Café – Campagne
Esplanade – Domme
Auberge de la Petite Reine – Soirac-en-Perigord
Les Vieux Logis – Tremolat
La Petit Manoir – Sarlat
In addition there are many smaller cafes and restarants throughout the region serving a wide
range of dishes catering to everyones different tastes.