Périgord Holiday rentals in Perigord
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To find a regional cuisine that is generous, green panoramas and an exceptional classified heritage that goes back to the Cro-Magnon man, head to Dordogne. Don’t wait any longer to book your holiday rental in Perigord, land of culture and gourmet food: all the riches of the region are within your reach!
Perigord: between walks and historical discoveries
In a holiday rental in Perigord, your dreams are in colour. This ancient county, well known to travellers, covers the Dordogne department in Nouvelle Aquitaine and is home to a wealth of world-famous historical and archaeological treasures, divided into four colourful zones:
- The Perigord Blanc (white Perigord), in the centre, near Perigueux, with its huge cereal fields and limestone soil.
- Further north, the Perigord Vert (green Perigord) announces the Massif Central with its vast forests and green meadows, between Nontron and the Perigord-Limousin Regional Nature Park.
- To the south-west, the area around Bergerac is home to the vineyards of the Perigord Pourpre (purple Perigord).
- As for the Perigord Noir (black Perigord), the most famous part of the region, it is located in the south-east, with the medieval city of Sarlat-la-Caneda at its heart.
If the Perigord Noir gets its name from its dark forests, it is especially famous for its chic local gastronomy, its prehistoric sites and its charming villages. From your holiday rental in Perigord you can explore no less than 15 prehistoric sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including reproductions of the Lascaux Cave. The Perigord is also 10 villages with the label "Plus Beaux Villages de France" (Most Beautiful Villages in France)! Belves, Beynac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Domme, Limeuil, La Roque-Gageac, Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere... the choice is yours.
In the heart of a region that cherishes its traditions, your holiday will include, no matter what happens, some local gastronomic discoveries that you won't quickly forget. It is even said that the Perigord gastronomy is one of the best regional cuisines in the country. Black truffle, Dordogne caviar, Perigord walnuts, apples or ceps: you will find them in the markets as well as on the menu of local restaurants. To be drunk (in moderation) with the range of Bergerac wines from the 13 PDOs, including Monbazillac!
Green stay in your holiday rental in Perigord
Centred around the land, the Perigord culture offers a wide range of nature activities close to your holiday rental in Perigord. You will be able to explore the plains and forests on foot or by bike, hiking or walking, without forgetting to plan a getaway in the remarkable Gardens of Marqueyssac, opposite the Castelnaud castle or in those of the Eyrignac manor house. Don't forget, by the way, the Proumeyssac chasm and its crystallisations. And how about a canoe trip on the five rivers of the department, between the gorges and cliffs?
Immerse yourself in the past with some of Europe's most prestigious archaeological sites. This is particularly the case in the Vezere valley, where the fort and the troglodytic city of La Roque Saint-Christophe are located, a cliff inhabited since prehistoric times and developed over the centuries. Also visit the village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, nicknamed the World Capital of Prehistory, with its Cro-Magnon Shelter included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and its National Museum of Prehistory. Not forgetting the ornate Grotto of Rouffignac, with its walls decorated 15,000 years ago, to be discovered aboard a small electric train that children will love! During your stay, you can also visit the International Centre of wall painting Art in Montignac, near the Parc du Thot. This is where you will discover the reconstruction of the famous Lascaux Caves, which are now inaccessible to the public.
While exploring the history of the Perigord, take advantage of your holiday rental in Dordogne to visit the valley of the 5 Castles, on foot or by bike. Walk through the cobbled streets of Sarlat with its 66 listed or inscribed monuments; stop in the ancient Gallo-Roman city of Perigueux and finish in Bergerac, labelled Ville d'Art et d'Histoire (City of Art and History).
From Les Eyzies-de-Tayac to Montignac: your holiday rentals in Perigord
If you choose a holiday rental in Perigord, you can always go on a hike or a series of visits. So, whether you're more into art and history or sport and nature, you won't have to choose!
For a gastronomic and cultural discovery holiday, explore the Perigord Noir at the end of the range from the residence Le Clos du Rocher***. In Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, 20 kilometres from the unmissable Sarlat, you will be able to enjoy listed sites and local specialities between dives in the residence's swimming pool.
Lovers of prehistory and wide-open spaces, settle down in the residence Les Bastides de Lascaux**** in Montignac. Just 5 minutes from the famous Lascaux caves and in the heart of a vast wooded area, swimming pool, museums and walks await you around your holiday rental in Perigord!
Whatever your choice, your stay will be Zen under the sun of Nouvelle Aquitaine, in a Perigord holiday rental with swimming pool. Don’t forget the children's playground offered by the residence Le Clos du Rocher***.
In the heart of the Perigord Noir, discovering the Perigord Vert or on an oenological expedition to the Perigord Pourpre, all you have to do is adapt the type of accommodation to your group: a 2-person studio for lovers; a 4-person apartment for friends; a 6-person apartment for families or even a private house for between 4 to 6 people. Family, friends and pets: everyone is welcome!
Moreover, no matter what colour your favourite Perigord is, you will see life in green during your stay! The Vacanceole Group is proud of its environmental charter, which has been applied for several years in all its residences. The Vacanceole Group promises you eco-friendly holidays that promote sustainable tourism. In Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, the residence Le Clos du Rocher*** has even been awarded the Green Key label, the international label for responsible tourism accommodation, testifying to their respect for the environment.