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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Point of Interest
“Our favourite stalactite cave system, very atmospheric, with a boat ride inside the cave”
  • 98 locals recommend
Premise
“Set on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, these stunning gardens that have been featured on BBC 2's Gardeners World are a great place to visit for the whole family. Children will love running through the parkland and playing in the play areas. During July & August every Thursday there are candlelit evenings with jazz music, take a picnic and enjoy a new experience. www.marqueyssac.com”
  • 83 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Castle Beynac is situation on a bluff hundreds of meters above the Dordogne River. It is a formidable fortress and was occupied by Richard the Lion-Hearted during the 100 years war between France and England.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Museum
“Castelnaud is a lovely castle, restored to its nearly original state in recent decades. Like many of the castles in this short stretch along the Dordogne river it is situated on a bluff with magnificent views both up and down river. Chateau Beynac is clearly visible, where the English were kept under watch (and vice versa)! There are great displays of catapults and a small but fascinating museum of medieval implements of warfare and torture. Well worth the visit.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Castle
“Fantastic castle open to the public. Great place to take children but lots of spiral staircases. About 70 minutes drive but through very nice scenery.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The most beautiful garden in Dordogne. Stunning spot. Beautiful gardens and views. Great lunch restaurant. Incredible! Very close to Les Charmes de Carlucet”
  • 35 locals recommend
Locality
“The pedestrian centre of Sarlat is a unique medieval town centre with 4-5 story buildings traditional heavy limestone slab roofing, squares and alleyways. Lots of great bars and restaurants. Don't forget to go to the French Market on Saturday morning where you will find lots of interesting products for sale for very reasonable prices.”
  • 248 locals recommend
Bridge
“Market days in Cahors are Wednesday and Saturday morning. You must see this fourteenth century bridge that spans the river Lot. It is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Simple but with such grace.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Establishment
“Home of the amazing Josephine Baker, singer, actress, spy, civil rights leader and adopter of ‘les enfants du monde’. Fascinating museum of her life, wonderful gardens and twice daily birds of prey display.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Building
“Beautiful town built into the cliffs overlooking the national park. Religious monuments throughout the village. Great tourist shops, restaurants, cafes etc. Lots of tourist attractions including a monkey sanctuary, insect land, eagle park, and the magnificent stalactite caves 'La Gouffre de Padirac' not so far away, where you take a boat ride inside the cave.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Cave
“The prehistoric Pech-Merle caves contain some of the oldest Upper Paleolithic cave paintings in the world. Dating from 25,000 BC. It is particularly famous for "The Dappled Horses of Pech-Merle".”
  • 42 locals recommend
Zoo
“Très beau parc où les animaux vivent en semi liberté et qui est également un conservatoire de plusieurs espèces.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Establishment
“One of the most incredible attractions in the region, a UNESCO World Heritage site, La Roque St Christophe is a 1km long cliff, 80m high with 5 enormous galleries. Since troglodyte days, it has been a place of safe refuge. You get to see how the city was arranged and there are working replicas of the lifts which were needed to bring supplies up the cliff face.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Zoo
“Un jolie promenade dans un grand parc boisé où les singes évoluent en liberté. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
City
“This place is stunning, picture postcard France. You will not be dissapointed. Plenty of bars and places to eat and touristy shops. It can get busy high season and you can see why, it's completely beautiful here and not too far from Cahors.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Museum
“Excellent museum containing many pre-historic relics and interesting items from the area. There is a great view over the town from the upper walkway.”
  • 11 locals recommend