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Medieval Villages


Belvès is a fortified village dating from the eleventh century. Classified as one of the most beautiful Villages in France, its name literally means "beautiful view"


Founded in 1284, Monpazier is a stunning Bastide town and also awarded the “Plus Beaux Villages de France” label. Stroll through its narrow streets, under its arches and discover the local artisans, gastronomy and fascinating history.

6 mins - 4.8 km
14 mins - 17.3 km

Built in the 12th century, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is formed in terraces offering a magnificent view over the Dordogne valley.


One of Perigord’s Treasures! Stunning cliffside village with the majestic Château de Beynac dominating the landscape. Adored by Hollywood filmmakers, wander its charming lanes and alleys, drift peacefully along the Dordogne by boat or canoe and enjoy lovely shops and restaurants

20 mins - 18.6 km
23 mins - 24.8 km
La Roque-Gageac

One of our favourites! Charming cliffside village nestling sleepily against the Dordogne. Step back in time and explore. Stroll leisurely through the narrow lanes, visit Troglodyte caves, enjoy hot-air balloon rides, river cruises and canoeing, award winning restaurants and shopping.

Steeped in Templar history, this award winning Bastide town offers a wonderful day out, breath-taking views, lovely restaurants and shops.

28 mins - 25.6 km
34 mins - 29 km

Dating from both medieval and renaissance times, Sarlat is notably the most famous town in the region and one of the most renowned and visited in France. Brimming with history, stunning architecture, shopping, it’s the go to place to savour the region's best gastronomy. 

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Set in a curve on the Vézere River, this lovely village, steeped in legend, dates back to the 12th century and is on one of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim routes. Nearby are the renowned Lascaux II Caves

37 mins - 36.5 km
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Charming village nestled in the verdant Dordogne countryside, dating from the 6th century and built on the tomb of "Saint-Amant". Its buildings are built using the lovely local yellow stone and at the heart of this ’golden’ village is its fortified church, said to be the most beautiful fortified abbey church in the Perigord. 

50 mins - 52.3 km
44 mins - 41.4 km

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rocamadour, The Sacred City is an absolute must see. It’s an extremely significant pilgrimage site on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route. Steeped in legend and history, it's deemed one of the four most important pilgrimage sites in medieval Christendom. Exquisite castles, chapels, houses, alleyways and of course unique little boutiques and restaurants ensure this has to be on your list.

1 hr 1 min - 61.4 km
Holiday rental Dordogne
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