Region
in Dordogne
Heritage & History
Villages & Markets

Discover Dordogne’s must sees and hidden beauties in a day from Sarlat. 

How To Get There

This day tour starts from Sarlat. From Bordeaux, you may take a train or bus to Sarlat (about 1hr30). 

Dordogne is one of our favorite regions of France and we like to have our travelers see this area through our insiders’ eyes. 

 

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Roger
For my wife and me, Emilie planned three weeks of wonderful experiences. She was quick to respond to questions and crafted an itinerary which suited us. The selection of places to …
Duration
1 day
Price
US$ 550
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Step by step

Paris Dordogne

Sarlat & Prehistoric painted caves

  • Sarlat historic city is a great base to explore Dordogne and to start your day. 
  • You will take a short tour to Sarlat paved streets and get up the Cathedral’s tower elevator to get a unique view over the city lauze-stone roofs. If you are there on a Saturday, then you will witness the bustle of Sarlat farmers market
  • Then, your private guide will take you to a prehistoric cave and explain you about how men were drawing and painting there about 20,000 years ago.

 This is an out of time experience which will take you back to the roots of humanity.

 

prehistoric caves

  • You will savor a traditional lunch Périgourdin made of duck confit and walnut cake which are food specialties from Dordogne. 

 

The Middle-Ages Heritage in Dordogne

  • In the afternoon, you will tour a quaint village from the Middle Ages, with an impressive fortress hanging on the cliff above you.
  • It will be the occasion to learn about the Hundred Year War (which was opposing the French to the English during the Middle Ages). 
  • We also plan for you to take a gabare boat tour on the river. 

boat tour dordogne river

  • Your day will end in a magnificent garden, overlooking the Dordogne river. 

What a day!

This day tour includes:

- A Private English-Speaking Guide

- Transportation in the guide's vehicle from and to Sarlat

- Admission to a prehistoric cave

- A 3 course lunch at a local restaurant with 2 glasses of wine

- A 1hr Gabare Boat Tour on the Dordogne River

It does not include:

- Transportation to Sarlat

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We are glad to customize this itinerary to include additionnal night stays, extra activities or any specific request you have.

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Cat & Family
One would think driving in a different country where cars are on the wrong side of the road and you don’t speak the language for 11 day trip would not be a smart decision. France Just for You is definitely the travel consultant you go to. Emilie’s very quick replies to queries, personal knowledge of having been to places recommended and …
Beverley & John
We've just come back from an amazing holiday planned by Emilie. The detailed guide book and all the maps and brochures we received were way beyond our expectations. The information on local customs and language helped us immensely during our stay in France. Emilie was prompt and courteous answering our many questions while planning our custom tour …
Margaret & Rob
We would like to add our names to everyone else here who have had a truly excellent experience when using Emilie's, France Just For You company. We drove 2800 km on a recent holiday, and it was all arranged by Emilie. Everything she organized was perfect. We stayed in B and Bs and although we know a little French, all of our hosts spoke fluent …

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