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De Dordogne, or the Périgord, as it was called in the middle ages, is also named ‘the land of 1001 castles’. This area has no less than 1500 castles, mansions, and fortresses from different time periods and in different architectural styles. In the Dordogne, you will experience the middle ages as they were. But not only the middle ages can be admired; there is also the Vézère Valley, the cradle of prehistoric man. Nowhere in the world will you find so many prehistoric caves with ancient paintings and engravings.
The Dordogne has something for everyone! Glamping in the Dordogne means camping in luxury in a region with beautiful landscapes, an interesting history, and a wonderful climate. With its historic villages, vineyards, castles, caves and rivers, you can enjoy yourselves for days on end here. Furthermore, the Dordogne is famous for its specialties like walnuts, truffles and foie gras. Are you looking for a nice campsite in the Dordogne? You can find our fully decorated Villatents at campsites Lestaubière and Le Pech Charmant.
The medieval centre of Sarlat is also called ‘the undeniable pearl of the Périgord Noir’. This region escaped the industrial revolution and knew a great deal of prosperity during the early middle ages. As a result, no efforts were made to initiate modernisation. That is why this town has become a huge tourist attraction.
2. Les Eyzies
This world-famous town is also called ‘the capital of the prehistoric times’. Here, you find many prehistoric caves and excavations, and you can visit the prehistoric museum. Every year, millions of people go to this place. So, certainly worth a visit!
3. Les Grottes du Roc de Cazelle
In this prehistoric park, you can see how our ancestors lived. This location, an actual prehistoric home base settlement, has been perfectly replicated. A visit to Les Grottes du Roc de Cazelle is especially suitable for young children. It gives them the opportunity to discover in a playful manner how our ancestors lived.
Pay a visit to one of the many castles in the Dordogne region. The Beynac castle, for example, built on a rock of 150 metres high, the medieval Châteaux de Castelnaud, with its weaponry such as catapults, or Châteaux de Hautefort with its beautiful gardens.
Relive the middle ages during a visit to one of the medieval feasts in the impressive Monpazier. Children can dress up as a knight or a dame. In the months July and August, there are various events at an almost daily basis, such as music and dance at the village square, concerts, fireworks, excursions to megaliths, and tours to the twelve Roman churches. You can obtain the up-to-date activity schedule at the tourist information office.