Visit the Dordogne
La Sagne campsite, at the heart of the Périgord Noir region, will be your starting point to visit prehistoric or concretion caves, castles and manors, gardens.. .and eat local specialties!
Within a radius of 15 km, you can visit , Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Castelnaud-La-Chapelle , that was awarded the “most beautiful villages of France” recognition.
And don’t forget to visit the historical town of Sarlat.
Among other things, come and discover:
- Montfort , just a few hundred metres away, in the town of Vitrac. Montfort Castle overlooking the Dordogne.
- Beynac Castle
- The fortified house of Reignac in Tursac (cliff castle)
- Marqueyssac gardens
- Rocamadour, approximately 1h15 away
- The Gouffre de Padirac cave, approximately 1h15 away
- The Lascaux caves
Not to forget the gastronomy…
During your holidays in the Dordogne, enjoy tasting the region’s specialties, including:
- Périgord cabécou
- Duck or goose foie gras and magret
- Sarladaise potatoes
…and taste all sorts of wine: sweet or dry white, red, or rosé…
Why not go on a hiking expedition to discover the beautiful Dordogne landscapes.
La Sagne campsite is ideally located if you want to explore the Montfort loop trail which will allow the bravest to get a glimpse of Vitrac and the medieval village of Montfort with its church and castle.
In short, culture, gastronomy and landscapes will help you have an unforgettable stay…
Ranked 3rd Favourite Town among the French, the village of la roque Gageac is just 7 km away from La Sagne campsite. The streets meander through majestic houses up to the church where you can admire a view of the Dordogne Valley.
From La Roque-Gageac, you can go on to visit the valley of 5 castles by boarding an authentic 18th-century Gabarre barge replica.
The guided visit will take you back to the time when all transportation (wine, fish, salt, chestnuts, truffles) was water-based.
A town of exception, and the capital of the Périgord Noir region, located 8 km away from La Sagne campsite.
Marvel at such astonishing heritage, including the birthplace of Etienne de Boëtie and the former Sainte Marie Church (which now hosts the local market), Saint Sacerdos Cathedral, sumptuous houses and medieval streets.
Not to mention the town’s authentic architecture, cobbles, Lauze roofstone roofs, and ocre colours.
A lot goes on in the town throughout the whole year, and markets are organised every Wednesday and Saturday. Come and discover Périgord gastronomy: truffles, cep mushrooms, walnuts, foie gras, bird confits and magrets, and plenty more.
A real hotspot for cinema, Sarlat continues to inspire filmmakers, and hosted the film shootings for famous French films Les Visiteurs and Jeanne d’Arc.
Visit the website of Sarlat.
So don’t hesitate to come and visit this popular (hundreds of thousands come each year!) Périgord tourist spot which boasts one of the largest medieval urban estates in Europe.
Situated only 7 km away from the campsite, come and visit the village of Domme, perched on a cliff.
Domme overlooks the Dordogne valley and the surrounding villages of La Roque-Gageac and Beynac-et-Cazenac.
In short, this is the place to be if you’re looking for tranquility and want to discover the heritage of the Périgord Noir region.
- Notre-Dame-de l’Assomption Church
- Graffitis Templiers
- The Arts and folklore museum (Arts et traditions populaires)
- The concretion cave with a panoramic elevator
- The guided visit around the village in the village train
The fortified town of Beynac-et-Cazenac
Located 15 km away from La Sagne campsite, visit one of the most beautiful villages in France and its 12th-century fortified castle perched on a rocky peak. Experience five centuries of history, in the footsteps of King Richard the Lionhearted and the Hundred Years’ War.
Visit the charming village centre ascending the paved streets lined with Lauze-roofed houses with yellow façades.
Visit Beynac and go back in time for a full immersive experience of the Middle Ages.
Located 18 km away from the campsite, Castelnaud Castle will offer you a splendid view over the Marqueyssac gardens and villages of La Roque-Gageac and Beynac.
Learn whilst having fun at the museum about war in the Middle Ages!
In Summer, the museum offers entertaining activities: you can try on armour and castle lady dresses, listen to medieval tales, learn how to fight with a sword, …
Castelnaud castle is open all year round and is the perfect place for children and adults to learn and have fun at the same time!
The Lascaux Cave
35 km away from the campsite, visit Lascaux IV that showcases reproductions of all the paintings of the prehistoric cave that was discovered in 1940.
It is situated in the Vézère valley and you really can’t discover the Dordogne without visiting this site.
Tablets and 3D screenings will help you learn all about the secrets behind the famous wall art masterpiece.
Discover the town’s typical troglodyte architecture and prehistoric past – a truly exceptional site! This was where the Cro Magnon Man was discovered in the Cro Magnon rock shelter, and the last colour painted cave to be open to the public: Font de Gaume.
The National Prehistory Museum and the Pôle international prehistory centre are based in Les Eyzies. Museum collections mostly come from sites and deposits of the Vézère valley, also called “Vallée de l’Homme” (“the valley of man”).
Above the village, you’ll see a gigantic statue of a prehistoric human, a symbol of the birth of mankind.
Discover les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil on our site : Les Eyzies
The gouffre de Padirac cave
Located 60 km away from the campsite, come and discover the Gouffre de Padirac, an enormous 33-metre wide and 75-metre deep cave.
Take the steps or the lift to descend 103 metres underground where you’ll be taken on a boat trip along the underground river.
Admire the Grande Pendeloque, a 60-metre long stalactite, and the Salle du Grand Dôme, 94 metres high.
A key site to visit during your stay in the Dordogne, 50 km away from the campsite.
Built in several stages on the cliffside, the small town stands strong 120 metres above the canyon where the Alzou river runs.
You access the medieval town through the Figuier gate before following Rocamadour’s only street, lined with buzzing restaurants and shops.
Take the monumental stairway ( 233 steps) to reach the forecourt.
What to see: the Notre-Dame chapel and the Black Virgin.
The castle dominates the village, with its ramparts and Chemin de Croix (way of the cross).
Visit the Grotte des Merveilles, a prehistoric cave covered in crystalline concretions and decorated with drawings that go back over 2,000 years.
Cheese lovers will enjoy tasting the “cabécou de Rocamadour”, a small delicious goat’s cheese made with whole milk.