Come and discover the Dordogne in southern France
Our campsite's location in Dordogne
Our campsite is located in the south-eastern part of the Dordogne, in the heart of the "Périgord Noir" (Black Périgord region). Located in Sarlat-la-Canéda, this excellent spot will allow you to discover all the magnificent landscapes of the Périgord region, including the nearby valley of Vézère. Sarlat is halfway between "Les Eyzies" and the wide Regional Park of the "Causses du Quercy", offering an easy access to the main tourist attractions of the Dordogne near the campsite.
The prehistoric heritage of Dordogne
This region has an extraordinary prehistoric heritage : The Dordogne is home to many caves and caverns, once inhabited by our distant ancestors, between 30 000 and 19 000 years before our time. It is in "Les Eyzies-de-Tayac", for example, that the first bones of the famous Cro-Magnon man were discovered, and it is thanks to the excavations undertaken in Montignac that the rock paintings of Lascaux, internationally recognized as one of the best vestiges of cave art, were discovered.
This unique heritage is highlighted during the many visits, tours and museums dedicated to archaeology in the Dordogne. You can visit the Museum of Prehistory of Les Eyzies or the troglodyte fort of Payzac-le-Moustier, to finish by discovering the caves of Lascaux, renovated and welcoming a large public.
The medieval castles of Dordogne
The department also includes a good number of castles inherited from the conflicts between France and England in medieval times, with no less than forty castles open to visitors. From Nontron to Sarlat via Périgueux, these former strongholds, often built on a mountainside, are ideal destinations for your visit to the Dordogne, from Château de Losse to Château de Beynac, as well as the must-see castles of Commarque, Fénélon and Puymartin.