Relax In The Dordogne Valley

Relax in the Dordogne Valley. Enjoy some of Europe’s most beautiful countryside!

Relax in the beautiful Dordogne Valley

A happy family enjoying a picnic on a sunny day

The natural beauty and slow pace of life help make the Dordogne Valley one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. A holiday here is a holiday where every bend of the road reveals another surprise. Medieval castles perched on the top of cliffs overlooking sweeping loops in the river. Quiet villages with charming market squares, sitting in a patchwork of farmland, orchards, and ancient forest. The historic sights, landscape, weather and Rivers combine to offer a wealth of things to see and do.

Relax and watch the world go by…..

Relaxing in the Dordogne Valley is easy with the slow pace of life here. Don’t expect lunch to take anything less than two hours – its the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world. Miles of rolling countryside,  slow moving rivers, charming villages with cafes and little restaurants and the sunshine make it easy to drop down a gear. Relax and take it all in. Couples, families or groups – the area offers something for everyone.

Long appreciated by the French, the area proudly boasts several UNESCO protected sites. Its perfect for outdoor activities and the art of sitting and watching the world go by is truly valued here.  Visit one of the medieval and renaissance castles and learn about the history of the area. The French and English fought for 100 years to claim ownership. The many castles and fortified bastide towns are a testament to their determination. Wander through the honey-coloured stone villages, stop for a coffee or browse the local boutiques.

Canoes on the Dordogne River in the sunshine
Don’t miss a trip on the Dordogne by canoe – it’s the best way to enjoy the river. Take a picnic & enjoy one of the beaches.

A glass of red wine against a blurred background

Explore the quiet countryside – ideal for walkers and cyclists. Enjoy the rivers – the canoeing here is fabulous and safe. Take a seat on one of the Gabarres and enjoy the best views of the scenery. If Golf is your thing the area has several courses in magnificent settings. Or simply take advantage of the peace and quiet and recharge your batteries with a good book and a glass of wine from one of the excellent local vineyards. Relaxing in the Dordogne Valley couldn’t be easier!

Looking for some inspiration? Read our Top 10 List for suggestions of what to see and do while you are here.

Find out all about our holiday cottage in the Dordogne – the perfect base for your trip to this beautiful area.