A jaunt in Black Périgord

A magnificent natural and historic heritage

In south west France, within the new Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes region, Vitrac is distinguished by its favoured situation in Black Périgord. Situated in the south of the Dordogne department, 5 minutes from Sarlat, on the banks of the river Dordogne, you are at the crossroads of the most prestigious sites that have made famous this beautiful land of welcome and Occitan traditions …

The Dordogne department, and more exactly Black Périgord, is a real playground. So many exceptional sites nearby to be discovered! Castles (Beynac, Castelnaud, Milandes, Montfort, Commarque, Puymartin, Fénelon, Losse); caves (Lascaux, The Big Rock, Rock of Cazelle, Laugerie Basse, Maxange, Abyss of Proumeyssac); picturesque villages among the Most Beautiful Villages of France (Beynac, La Roque-Gageac, Domme, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle); gardens (Marqueyssac, Eyrignac, Carsac Water Gardens); not forgetting the medieval city Sarlat, the National Prehistory Museum in Les Eyzies, the troglodytic Fort and town of La Roque Saint Christophe, the Fortified House at Reignac and Cadouin Cloister …

The markets, traditional, night or at the farm, are also good ways to discover one of the most famous regions of France by the wealth of its terroir and the quality of its gastronomy.

3-star Hotel Restaurant on the banks of the Dordogne

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Ideas for visits, among the most beautiful sites around


Capital of black Périgord, Sarlat is a historic admirably preserved city, famous for the finery of its monuments dating essentially from the medieval period and the beginning of the Renaissance (XIIIth to XVIth centuries). The city center with wonderful homogeneity...

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10 km south west of Sarlat on the banks of the Dordogne, Beynac reveals its impressive castle, formerly besieged by Richard Cœur de Lion, with the blonde-walled and lauze-roofed houses nestled at its feet. It is a medieval construction of austere appearance perched...

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Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle Fortress offers a magnificent panorama of Beynac, Marqueyssac and La Roque-Gageac. Dedicated entirely to the art of the war in the Middle Ages, come and discover its large weapon and armours collection, period furniture collection and...

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Les Milandes

A firm favourite in Périgord! A visit to Milandes is a wonderful immersion in the life of luxury at the time of Josephine Baker whose fate remains unusual. The XVth castle century has mesmerising charm and reveals Renaissance architecture with magnificent Gothic...

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Around an early XIXth castle, the romantic and picturesque Marqueyssac gardens offer more than 6 kilometers of shaded walks, lined with 150 000 hundred-year-old hand cut box trees, decorated with belvederes, loose stones, waterfalls and open-air theaters. Set on a...

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From high on its cliff 150 m above the river, the Bastide town of Domme dominates the Dordogne valley and offers the most beautiful panorama. Built in 1281 on the orders of King Philippe III Le Hardi. This "Royal" bastide had a very restless time during the Hundred...

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The prehistory masterpieces of the Valley of Vézère in Dordogne Périgord can be visited at the sites of Lascaux II and Thot. Guided tours (Lascaux II) or free (Le Thot) allows appreciation of the great artistic talents of prehistory mankind. More generally the Valley...

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  Dominating the canyon of Alzou, the medieval city of Rocamadour is a miracle of balance. First shock, the town, which is in fact a tiny village of world renown, seen from Hospitalet! Built in successive landings into the side of the cliff, it hangs 120 meters...

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Les Eyzies

It is here that prehistory was made a science with the illustrious names of Peyrony, Lartet, Capitan, abbots Breuil and Glory; here that Cro-Magnon man was found; here that we find the worldwide marvels of parietal art, and the last polychromatic decorated cave open...

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