Les plus beaux villages de France

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Les plus beaux villages de France

The "plus beaux villages de France" label is a sure indication of an unforgettable visit. Thanks to its demanding standards, this hallmark has proven its legitimacy by avoiding pitfalls such as the amusement park. Of the 15 "most beautiful villages of France" selected in the 5 departments of the region of Aquitaine,10 are to be found in the Périgord. These are, from the north to the south of the department: St-Jean-de-Côle, St-Amand-de-Coly, St-Léon-sur-Vézère, Limeuil, Beynac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, La Roque-Gageac, Domme, Belvès and Monpazier. Come and discover the unique charm of their sunny streets.

Périgord découverte : Village de Belvès

Belvès is a medieval town featuring seven belfries on a rocky spur. Stroll along the Rue de L’Oiseau qui chante or Rue du Bout du Monde to explore Castrum, its ramparts and its 11th-century belfry overlooking the 500-year-old market hall and its pill ...

Périgord découverte : Village de Beynac-et-Cazenac

The pleasure of rambling will take you from the medieval castle to the old port down the narrow streets with their ancient paving stones lined by typical houses with their blond façades and imposing stone roofs. The village is organised around fortif ...

Périgord découverte : Village de Castelnaud-La-Chapelle

Castelnaud is built on the confluence of the glorious river Dordogne and the modest Céou. After climbing the steep narrow streets among the terraces with their trellises you arrive at nearly 300 metres altitude at the feudal castle with its unforgett ...

Périgord découverte : Village de Domme

Domme is perched on the heights of a dizzying cliff overlooking the meandering Dordogne River. Nature, in other words, made it the perfect place for a fortified town. Knights Templar were held prisoners here in 1307, and one of the town’s three gates ...

Périgord découverte : Village de La Roque-Gageac

Nestling between the cliff and the river, the village is blessed with a specially mild climate that allows it to cultivate an exotic garden. The 100 Years War, followed by the wars of religion, made La Roque-Gageac an unassailable fortress which was ...

Périgord découverte : Village de Monpazier

Bastide de Monpazier is a fortified town at the heart of the Pays des Bastides. It was founded in 1284, and has practically not changed since. Eight centuries later, visitors flock here to enjoy this unspoilt treasure of medieval architecture, and th ...

Périgord découverte : Village de Saint-Amand-de-Coly

Saint-Amand-de-Coly superbly dominates two small wooded valleys. Its fortified church with an imposing bell tower and the vestiges of the fortifications form a stunning reminder of the region’s tormented past. Founded in the 6th century by hermits fr ...

Périgord découverte : Village de Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

Modest and peaceful, Saint-Léon is a veritable oasis of tranquillity. Nestling discreetly in a bend of the majestic river Vézère, this delicious village offers a number of treasures. Its plain and robust church, built in the round over a Gallo-Roman ...

Périgord découverte : Village de St-Jean-de-Côle

St Jean de Côle is a medieval village brimming with charm and a sprinkling of amazing monuments (La Marthonie chateau, the church, the priory, dos d’âne bridge and the maison à colonnes). These venerable stones will transport you to this village’s ri ...

Périgord découverte : Village de Limeuil

Limeuil is a village standing where the Dordogne and Vézère rivers converge, and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Tours of the Parc Panoramique and its jardin à l’envers (upside-down garden), jardin d’eau (water garden), sentier des paysag ...