The area is rich in history – The Domaine des Mathevies farmhouse was itself the centre for local Resistance activity during WW2.
The Hundred Years War was fought out across the chateaux along the river.
In pre-history early man sheltered in caves leaving wall paintings to give a glimpse of life lived in the mists of time.
Not to be missed:
Sarlat Market – held every Wednesday and Saturday is a food lovers’ paradise 7km from the campsite.
Les Jardins des Marqueyssac – 6km of gardens to explore with panoramic Dordogne views. Evening candlelight soirees in summer and plenty on offer for the kids, 18km from the campsite.
Les Jardins du Manoir D’Eyrignac – formal 18th century gardens located in Salignac 5km from the campsite
Les Jardins de Cadiot in Carlux – ten individual gardens in different styles 7km from the campsite
Chateau Castlenaud – exhibition of the art of warfare in the Middle Ages. Interactive displays and reconstructions, a family favourite, 20km away *
Chateau Beynac – built in the 12th century. Exquisite tapestries and 15th century frescoes, 18km away *
Chateau de Commarque – dates from the 12th century, as the base for a local templar army, 24km away.
Gouffre de Padirac – crystalline cave complex stalactite and stalagmite formations linked by gondola, 48km away *
Roque St Christophe – a huge Troglodyte cave complex about a half mile in length, this majestic cliff rises vertically above the Vezere valley to a height of over 250ft, 33km away
Grotte de Lascaux 2– amazing copy of the neighbouring cave paintings dated from 15,000BC, 25km away *
Moulin de la Tour, Sainte Nathalène – 16th Century walnut-oil mill, only one of 15 such mills left in France and one of only four that are open to the public , 1.7km away*
Ophorus – Guided wine discovery tours in Saint Emilion, Medoc and Bordeaux as well as excursions in and around Sarlat, 7km away *
For more inspiration visit Sarlat Tourism Office.
* Great rainy day activities