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Which Dordogne Day Trip, should you take from Sarlat?

Ophorus Blog - Which Dordogne Day Trip, should you take from Sarlat?
With its incredibly preserved villages, unparalleled prehistoric sites and buzzing markets, the Dordogne department of France has a wealth of attractions to fill your visit.

DORDOGNE DAY TRIPS FROM SARLAT LA CANEDA

The Dordogne region of France offers a microcosm of the best France has to offer. Boasting enchanting medieval villages, scenic rolling countryside, and incredible prehistoric landmarks, the Dordogne department offers travelers an authentic French experience somewhat removed from the typical tourist path. Also notable are the exquisite French wines that originate in this region, which can be sampled at some of the many chateaus that dot the countryside.

1. FOOD OR WINE TOUR

The cuisine of the region is among the most exquisite and affordable in France. The most famous local specialties include Black Truffle, Foie Gras that the locals eat while sipping on dessert wine, strawberries and duck. All this tasty food can be sampled during a shared or private tour of famous Sarlat Market town.

2. PREHISTORY TOUR

With its diverse offerings, the Dordogne region beckons to be explored over many days. Join Ophorus in the Dordogne on an array of excursions: Journey with us through historic villages; explore the alluring countryside and its prolific vineyards; take a jaunt to the sparkling coast; discover singular prehistoric sites. The area, known as the land of Cro Magnon, has some of the world’s most famous cave paintings.

3. DORDOGNE TRAVEL VACATION PACKAGES

With our Essential Dordogne packages, we’ve done the leg work in combining a few of our Dordogne tours to offer a comprehensive experience of the Dordogne department over a few days. Whatever you choose, we assure you that at the hands of Ophorus, your Dordogne experience will be one to remember and cherish! Combine visits to extraordinary medieval castles such as Château de Castelnaud with the most famous caves such as Font de Gaume.

Departing from Sarlat la Canéda, we organize small group exclusive private tours and more affordable shared tours to all the major attractions of the area. Our day tours are conducted by Expert Guides that speak impeccable English and transportation is done in new or recent fully equipped air conditioned minivans.

4. DORDOGNE ACTIVITIES

Our destinations in Dordogne include the Dordogne Valley, Les Eyzies de Tayac with its Prehistory Museum and close by Rouffignac Cave. We also organize guided tours of Sarlat or Périgueux and have included some great activities such as canoeing or a boat ride along the dordogne River.

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