Here the black evokes the thick forests of centuries-old oaks that cover a good part of the Périgord. Start by visiting Sarlat-la-Canéda, the capital of the Périgord Noir. Around the cathedral the cobbled streets reveal superb houses and monuments built in blonde stone and dating from the Middle Ages. A historical setting that has become the star of many films.
Among other treasures, admire the banks of the Dordogne, with the superb village of Beynac dominated by its impressive castle. But also La Roque-Gageac, the bastide town of Domme and its panoramic terrace, as well as the medieval town of Belvès set on a spur.
The cradle of prehistory
Underground marvel at the multitude of caves and troglodytic dwellings in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, the world capital of Prehistory. Still in the superb Vézère valley, Montagnac is home to a replica of the famous Lascaux cave.
As in Limeuil, Marqueyassac, Eyrignac or Terrasson-Lavilledieu, more than a dozen exceptional parks and gardens illuminate the Périgord Noir with their beauty and fantasy.
Due south, the bastide town of Villefranche-de-Périgord is finally famous for its chestnuts. Stroll through the colourful and fragrant market alleys, where fruit, vegetables, confits, foie gras, and not forgetting the most beautiful truffles that can be found in this region, with its particularly pleasant climate.
Enjoy beautiful walks thanks to the extensive network of footpaths and bucolic cycle paths that criss-cross the entire Périgord Noir .
Campsites in Black Périgord
You will find a wide range of campsites in the most beautiful corners of the Périgord Noir. Among our selection, let's mention the high level of comfort of the well named camping Le Paradis ***** in Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, open from April to October with nearly 300 pitches, including about 50 rental pitches. You will also spend excellent holidays from April to September at the La Palombière campsite ***** in Sainte-Nathalène, very close to Sarlat, with nearly 250 chalets or mobile homes and more than 200 pitches.