Things to do in Dordogne

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Things to Do in Dordogne

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  • Ajb1207
    Champsac, France883 contributions
    Beautiful wonderful old town is a must visit for anyone in the area. We stayed for a couple of nights in the old town and because it was February it was very very quiet. This to me was a bonus as it felt like I had the whole place to myself. I can only imagine how busy it is in the Summer months.
    Written 3 February 2022
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  • Pierre B
    6 contributions
    Worth dropping by for sure, give you insights into the local scene and surrounding areas. 5-7pm wine tastings on Fridays...try before you buy!
    Written 18 October 2021
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  • Melawen
    Wiltshire, UK40 contributions
    There’s plenty of parking but get there early and be prepared to fight the crowds. The Wednesday market is not your average local market as it does not have typical fare but it is nevertheless an experience
    Written 11 August 2021
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA12,740 contributions
    This church is one of the major sites of the town, so if you are here, you must go to see its beauty and serenity. It stands out on the skyline.
    Written 4 September 2021
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  • Eric P
    Bordeaux, France153 contributions
    The forecast for this Sunday in October was rain, heavy rain. So, no need for any other reason but visit Lascaux IV.
    We were a little bit concerned as we did not book our tickets before coming and also we have seen a lot of negative comments posted.
    We got our tickets with no issue and immediately. One box checked. Waiting for the visit to start we had a coffee in the nearby restaurant. Service was friendly and polite so we thought we can eat there after the visit ( around two pm).
    The architecture of the site is beautiful and has to be noticed.
    The visit of the cave replica has been a real pleasure. Excellent guide, very interesting but letting you also admire the paintings and get immersed into this unusual world. The quality of the replica is extraordinary. You can completely forget you are not in the real cave when looking at the ceiling. The voice amplifier we wear is perfect for the quality of the visit and your concentration on the atmosphere.
    The second part of the visit is also very well organized and planned. You can spend the time you want to understand techniques or just admire again the paintings. We were not so amazed with the tablets. No need for me to take pictures. The one you will take will be of far less quality than the available postcards and it is also almost impossible to bring something new. The only subjects for photography there, are, I believe, the visitors themselves. We really liked this second part.
    Afterwards, we watched the 3d movie but we did not see any interest in it. The 3d is blury and does not bring anything compared to the cave or to the big room. The comment is terrible. So skip it in our opinion.
    So despite all the negative comments we have read, we have been extremely satisfied of this long visit. The quality of the replica is fantastic and lets you get immerged into the prehistoric times ans their masterpieces. The guide helps you a lot for this purpose. Bravo. The second room is a great opportunity to get deeper understanding of technical aspects but also profit, at your own pace, of the great art presented.

    Written 21 October 2019
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  • flabuf
    Sarasota, FL182 contributions
    This excavation/museum was an exceptionally unique look into life of a wealthy man in the Roman era. Situated over the remains of the Domus' home it explains the era, the structure, the heating systems, the water/irrigation pumping and aqueducts as well as providing a glimpse into the daily life of such a man with pottery, glass, women's beauty utensils, writing instruments and on and on. An amazing journey with an audio guide in over 72 sections.
    Written 28 August 2021
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  • madasaman
    Caerphilly, UK282 contributions
    We stayed on the campsite next door to the park and they had an agreement with the park. You showed proof that you were on the camping and you paid once and had free entry for rest of your stay, Bargain. Lots to do and see, good day out.
    Written 25 August 2019
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  • Turner S
    Paris, France1,184 contributions
    It is a well hidden chateau, difficult to drive to and another ten minute walk from the parking lot. Pro tip, don’t stop at the first parking lot, drive as close to the chateau as you can. It’s not like they are going to get a tow truck out there. There is a lot of archeological and restoration work going on. Cool to see it is still in the Commarque family and they are keeping the chateau alive. They are activities besides the chateau, mainly for kids I thought. Also had good space for picnics. Nice place if you have patience for the drive.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Steve25_12
    Esher, UK213 contributions
    This was a request from the family so we all went but decided that it was too pricey for those of us that aren't into Aquariums. However the 3 family members that were had a great time and were really impressed
    Written 19 September 2019
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  • janebarnes74
    Nashville, TN117 contributions
    These gardens were OUTSTANDING. Make certain you do not miss this visit. We marveled at the topiaries and care taken to make these grounds so lovely…it was a gorgeous place to slip away and enjoy these beautiful grounds. The topiary is unreal!
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Petrus61
    Nice, France2,669 contributions
    We visited Lascaux II with our family. The guide was nice and gave us plenty of information about the discovery of the original caves in 1940 and its closure to the public in 1963. This replica of 2 of the main rooms of the original caves features some of the nicest paintings found. It is somewhat strange that pictures without flash are not allowed inside the replica ( they probably want the visitors to buy their postcards ?). Anyway, this was interesting.
    Written 3 August 2021
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  • Katf567
    Brighton, UK5 contributions
    We all had a great time here, children able to roam among the trees in safety, great things to do like the kind of trampoline with balls , giant inflatable wheel type things to roll in, zip wires and lovely location... highly recommend for families, ours are 5 and 7 but younger kids there too and think older would enjoy too (the adults certainly did!)
    Written 20 August 2019
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  • Jeff D
    Beaverton, OR91 contributions
    Who would have thought that a tour of a black walnut farm would be so interesting? I didn’t, but I was very pleasantly surprised!

    It was pouring rain when we visited the walnut farm (10/23/2019), but other than a brief tour of the grounds for a look at their orchard, the rest of the tour was done inside, so the weather didn’t matter.

    What an amazing place! It was almost like taking a step back in time, because they are very proud of the way they are utilizing old (circa 1900’s) machinery, tweaking them when necessary to be a bit more modern, but maintaining that classic, old, French touch, to their production.

    Our friendly and informative guide was named, Cecelia. Her English was great. It warmed my heart when she mentioned that they could modernize their farm more, but then it would eliminate jobs for the locals, so they refused to do it. Very cool!

    There is an obligatory tour of their gift shop at the end, which was expected, but I have to say it was very much a “soft sell,” which was nice. We bought some walnut oil, some nuts and tasted some amazing candy and liquor.

    It’s such an easy drive from Sarlat, where we were staying, that I recommend this tour to anyone in the vicinity!
    Written 2 November 2019
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  • Rotiman1
    Sydney, Australia1,484 contributions
    Cyrano stands in the midst of a lovely square with flower gardens a There are a number of pleasant restaurants and a church on the road that leads through the old town A white Cyrano is in the next square
    Both worth stopping at as you explore the old town
    Written 22 September 2019
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  • joost n
    104 contributions
    This castle located halfway between Terrasson and Montignac at first glance looks ‘a bit off’. Information panels inform you about the bad state it was in when the current owner (a well known French TV personality) found it. Clearly he spend a small fortune to restore the roofs, chimneys, and opening the closed-up windows. It seems there was just not enough budget left for the finishing touches.

    We walked through the showcase rooms and found some interesting pieces of antique and curiosity, but again some of the furniture and furnishings seem awkwardly misplaced. We had finished most of the self-guided tour when a large 17th century painting in the ‘Oberkampf room’ caught our eye. It depicts the African Maria over seeing a battle field (probably in present day Tunisia) between Christian and ‘Turkish’ forces. The Turks carrying their flag with ‘crescents’ , the information materials explained it was this battle that inspired French bakers to produce their ‘eat the Turks’ ‘croissants’...

    So far the experience would have hardly warranted ‘3 stars’, but just before the exit into the shop, there is a stair (on the right behind doors) going down to the basement. The vaulted spaces are the oldest surviving parts of the castle and harbor a great surprise. A very large collection of (pre)historic materials, the core of the collection dating back to a time before the ‘prehistory’ was actually recognized. If you visited the sites around Les Eyzies-de-Tayak, read a little and received a passionate introduction to the ‘history of this history’ (Laugerie-haut), a lot starts to fall in place here… It is quite unbelievable how early ‘treasure hunters’ went about ‘excavating’, ‘finding’ and ‘taking away’. In the process distributing/dispersing/disturbing materials.

    The collection on display is truly spectacular in size and scope, a couple of objects from about every dig between here and Bordeaux! And many objects are truly amazing works of art; carved bones and statuettes, even an oil-lamp from Lascaux cave…these are not the ‘crumbs that fell of the table’. It really makes you wonder what else was carted-off and disappeared into dusty drawers without even the most basic documentation. At least this collection is open to the public, though you need to ‘chance-upon-it’.

    Good to read there are students from all over the world visiting and studying these objects. They are sure worth it. To be clear; I do not blame the owners for the cavalier methods of the past, in a way the collection is as much (modern) history as the objects on display. Thought provoking.
    Written 1 October 2016
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