The old province of Périgord also has everything to please regardign tourist beauties. This department of the South West mixing medieval architecture and design of the renaissance indeed offers many activities. From family leisure activities and guided tours to tasting of local products to finish pleasantly with the beautiful walks along the water, there is something for everyone.
But before letting go on truffles, foie gras or walnuts, a guided tour of the emblematic places of the Dordogne is essential. The department is full of historical sites and each one deserves ample detour. To quote only the castle of Vassaldie in the commune of Gout-Rossignol, with its moldings and frescos of the seventeenth century, the fortress of Miremont on Mauzens-et-Miremont, an important monument of the Middle Ages, Cultural heritage.
Having taken some pictures of these old but nevertheless magnificent sites, place to the pleasures of the palate with the local cuisine. Let's start with the artisanal cookie factory of Billeau in Saint-Léon-sur-l'Isle. This house spoils its visitors with delicious croissants for 60 years now. It is also interesting to complement this pastry by a sweetened jelly available for example in the honeydew of the Périgord green on Thiviers, another commune of the Dordogne.
The department is also crossed by rivers that offer captivating destinations or a quiet stay in the middle of a rural setting. A boat trip in the Dordogne river aboard a gabare reveals the splendor of Bergerac, Beynac and La Roque Gageac. Beaches and swimming are pure moments of delight in Limeuil. For more leisure, canoeing allows to admire the vegetation and the birds nestled in the surroundings like the kingfisher, the heron, the green collar or the swan.