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Bordeaux to Dordogne - Fortified Castles & Medieval Villages
Prices are generally for the whole group and not per person (except for tours including meals and other entrance fees to attractions included in the tour).
Variations (+ or -) may apply depending on the number of people and will be calculated at the time of booking.
Visit of the Dordogne and Perigord; discovery of 12th century castles and charming medieval villages with their cobbled streets.
About this tour...
For this visit, we will explore the castle of Beynac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, La Roque Gageac, Domme, the gardens of Marqueyssac and Sarlat.
The sightseeing tours of the Dordogne River leave from Bordeaux, and the visit lasts about 8 hours.
The castle of Beynac is one of the most famous and best preserved medieval fortresses in France, if not the world. Its strategic location and defensive construction make it virtually impenetrable.
Opposite the castle of Beynac is another medieval fortress, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. This castle belonged to King Richard the Lionheart and today houses an impressive collection of medieval weapons. You will see maces and halberds, English bows and decorative crossbows. There are also functional catapults and trebuchets - some days you can see them firing!
La Roque Gageac is one of the "most beautiful villages in France". Nestled between rocky cliffs and the Dordogne River, it is a nice place to take a little walk, maybe do some shopping and take some pictures.
Not far from La Roque Gageac, the itinerary takes you to Domme, a fortified bastide village at the top of a hill. It is built on top of the cliffs with a huge and spectacular panoramic view over the valley.
Sarlat is a wonderful French town with cobbled streets in the old town. You will find the largest collection of 11th century buildings in France.
Quai Louis XIV
What is included
- Private transportation
What is extra
- Food and drinks
Admission fees for castles, museums, etc.
Entry/Admission - Chateau de Castelnaud
Entry/Admission - Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Admission Chateau de Beynac
Admission Chateau de Castelnaud
This Tour is available in:
Wheel chair friendly
Type of transportation
English, Francais, Espanol, Deutsch
Yes, Child seats available upon request
Yes, must be able to get into and out of the vehicle.
Citroen C8 Minivan with A/C and electric sliding doors
Meet your guide
Hi – my name is Christian, and I’m an American Expatriate. I’ve been sightseeing France since 1992.
How would you like to visit the most beautiful part of France? Come along with me and we’ll Discover Dordogne! I’ll take you to see amazing 11th century fortified castles. Perched on cliffs overlooking the Dordogne river, these Castles were built to withstand a siege! You’ll feel comfortable with me because I enjoy speaking French – and I’ll happily be your personal translator and interpreter!
Let me be your Private Driver-Guide, and discover the best of France. I love helping travelers enjoy and explore this marvelous country!