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Holiday rentals in Dordogne

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  1. Entire guest house
  2. Coursac
Le cocon de Volvey - Nature & Calm.

Discover our pretty wooden cottage and its sunny garden with trees on a large plot of land. Tranquility assured with the forest that surrounds us, the view from your terrace on nature and the shared pool to disconnect. We live on site and we will be delighted to share our vegetable garden and our eggs with you, if you wish. Totally autonomous, you have an independent entrance and a private terrace. 3 minutes from the village shops and 15 minutes from Périgueux by car.

  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Champagnac-de-Belair
The Nest, a small hut amidst birds

The Nest is a small 13m² wooden hut, with a large terrace on stilts that offers a pleasant view of the forest. It's ideal for people looking for peace and nature, you can hear birds very easily. The property is equipped with a sofa bed, bathroom, dry toilet and kitchenette. There is no fridge but a cooler is at your disposal and we are nearby if needed.

  1. Entire cottage
  2. Saint-Germain-des-Prés
La Jolie cottage - Just for two - heated pool.

La Jolie cottage is set within beautiful gardens and has use of a heated pool, only shared with the owners. A pretty & well equipped perigordian property full of character it is perfect for couples or solo travellers who want privacy and tranquility. You’ll love the cottage because of its ambiance and those little extras that mean so much. Circular walks almost straight from the door. Market towns nearby. The cottage is great for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Enjoy!

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  1. Island
  2. Saint-Laurent-des-Hommes
Pont de l 'Etang House, sauna, jacuzzi
  1. Entire home
  2. Beynac-et-Cazenac
Loft Lenzo 2/3 pers avec jacuzzi
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Lembras
By The Creek
  1. Entire home
  2. Cherveix-Cubas
Small country house in the Dordogne (60m2)
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Saint-Victor
Gîte de l 'Ancien Presbytère
  1. Entire home
  2. Cubjac
Marc's House in Maine: Country Chic
  1. Entire home
  2. Trélissac
"Villa Bella Visum"5 min to Périgueux
  1. Entire home
  2. Auriac-du-Périgord
Charmant gite avec piscine à Montignac Lascaux
  1. Tiny home
  2. La Roque-Gageac
Cocoon for Lovers in the heart of Black Perigord
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Sarlat-la-Canéda
les 4 vents
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Esclottes
Tasteful Gite In Rural Tranquility Close To Town
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Saint-Romain-et-Saint-Clément, Thiviers
Cottage & countryside views with private pool.

Your guide to Dordogne

All About Dordogne

The Dordogne can be split into four distinct areas in southwestern France known as the Périgords — Noir, Pourpre, Blanc, and Vert. The Périgord Noir is known for its thick dark forests, Blanc for its chalk buildings, Pourpre for its vineyards, and Vert for its green fields and chestnut trees. The Périgord Noir is popular with visitors due to its rich concentration of castles, chateaus, and caves. The town of Sarlat, in this region, is a great place to journey back in time, wandering through medieval cobbled streets and ancient alleyways.

Most visitors opt for holiday cottage rentals in Dordogne, known as gîtes, which are dotted through the countryside and historic villages. In summer these make a great base from which to enjoy the region’s many outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, rafting, zip-lining, and canoeing. The area is also famous for its extraordinary gardens, including the magnificent topiary of the Jardins de Marqueyssac and pretty landscaping of Les Jardins de Sardy in Périgord Pourpre.

How do I get around Dordogne?

Due to the region’s size, where you decide to base yourself will determine which of the area’s airports you fly into, but Bergerac Dordogne Périgord (EGC) and Brive-Souillac (BVE) are the main options. Once in Dordogne, one of the best ways to discover the area is by roaming and uncovering your own secret villages, historic chateaus, and areas of outstanding natural beauty. To get the best out of this region, rent a car or hire a bike. There are trains that run between Dordogne’s major cities and towns, plus an excellent network of buses that reach more remote areas.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Dordogne?

The span between May through September brings the most visitors to the region, but in such a large expanse of rural land it’s rare for the Dordogne to ever feel crowded. Walking, hiking, and canoeing are favourite outdoor activities during this time. For something special, align your visit with events such as the Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Strawberry Festival in May, the Itinéraire Baroque Music Festival in June, or the Rocamadour Hot Air Balloon Festival in September. Spring brings a glut of beautiful wildflowers to the region and autumn is the time for grape harvests — both these seasons are temperate, with chillier evenings. December to March is truffle season in the Périgord Noir, of which the high point is Sarlat’s truffle festival, drawing aficionados on the third weekend in January.

What are the top things to do in Dordogne?

Prehistoric Caves

The Dordogne’s caves are famous both for prehistoric paintings and their notable natural formations. For extraordinary natural appeal, the Gouffre de Padirac is over 100 metres deep; after the initial descent you can take a spooky boat ride through the underground caverns. For signs of prehistoric life, La Grotte de Rouffignac is home to more than 100 paintings, while La Grotte du Sorcier has small cottages built into its cave and boasts a rare historic engraving by a sorcerer.

Chateaus and castles

You don’t need to go far in the Dordogne to find a beautiful French chateau to explore — the area is famous for them. Château de Milandes is one of the most well-known due to its award-winning gardens, notable history, and classic French castle. Those with a particular interest in castles should take a trip along the Dordogne River between Domme and Beynac, where you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Marchés Gourmands Night Markets

Summer evenings are when Dordogne’s pop-up Marchés Gourmands Night Markets are in full swing. This is where you can buy quality local produce and sample home-cooked regional fare at its best. You might find yourself at a communal table under a string of lights in a village square listening to accordion music, or even out in a field — locations vary. No matter where you find your spot, it’s a sure place for visitors to enjoy a glass of wine and the local snacks.