Visit the Dordogne – It’s the most beautiful region in France! The Dordogne Sightseeing Tour takes you to the very heart of France. Here you can explore authentic 12th century fortified castles. We’ll visit charming medieval villages.
This Private Sightseeing Tour departs from Bordeaux. The entire excursion lasts about 8 hours. As a general rule I like to begin the tour by briefly visiting Les Eyzies. Then we’ll be on our way to Sarlat-La-Caneda. Because the city of Sarlat is the capital of Dordogne, its a lovely place to explore. With its old town cobble-stoned streets and medieval charm, this city boasts the largest collection of 11th century buildings in France. In addition, after Sarlat we’ll visit more charming villages. You’ll see La Roque Gageac, Domme, Marqueyssac Gardens, the Chateau de Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
The Chateau de Beynac is one of the most famous – and best-preserved medieval fortresses in France.
Because of its strategic location and defensive construction, Chateau de Beynac was virtually impenetrable.
Across the river from the Chateau de Beynac lies another Medieval Fortress, Castelnaud-la- Chapelle. This castle once belonged to King Richard the Lionheart, and it now houses an impressive collection of medieval weapons. You’ll see, for example – maces and halberds, English bows, and decorative crossbows. There are also functional Catapults and Trebuchets – on some days you can see them being fired!
La Roque Gageac, in addition, is one of “the most beautiful villages of France”. This little village is nestled between rocky cliffs and the river. Its another nice place to have a short stroll, maybe shop a little and take some photos.
The Dordogne Sightseeing Tour takes you to Domme, a fortified hilltop Bastide village. This medieval city is built on top of the cliffs and it offers for example an enormous, spectacular panoramic view over the valley.
“As an American living here since 1992; I love helping tourists enjoy the very best of France!”
I appreciate and respect what English-speaking tourists are looking for in France. – and can share this with you!
With me as your private driver-guide you can relax. I want you to feel safe and comfortable in France! I’ll be your personal interpreter and translator when needed.
With over 30 years’ experience driving all around France, I provide safe transport. I know my way around better than most french people! I’ll also be happy to tell you all about my life in France as an American expatriate.
My objective is to help you to maximize your time spent here in France – so that you can comfortably enjoy all the beauty and history – that you return home filled with spectacular memories of a marvelous adventure.
For more information about the Dordogne Sightseeing Tour, or more please Contact Christian.