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Ophorus Tours - Castles & Villages of the Dordogne Valley Private Full Day Trip from Trémolat

Trémolat

Castles & Villages of the Dordogne Valley Private Full Day Trip from Trémolat

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A private full day trip from Trémolat to visit Stunning Castles & Most beautiful Villages located in the Dordogne Valley

Highlights

  • Explore the Dordogne Valley with a local guide
  • Visit some of the most beautiful local villages of France
  • Possible optional Boat Ride on the Dordogne River
  • Visit the mighty Beynac Castle fortress
  • Visit Château des Milandes that belonged to Joséphine Baker

Program & Itinerary

Grab your camera and make a beeline for some of the Dordogne’s most photogenic landscapes on this 4-hour small-group private tour from Sarlat. Learn about the Dordogne region’s rich history as you visit medieval villages and stunning castles. In the morning we will come and pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Trémolat. Meet your English-speaking driver guide who will go over the program ...

Grab your camera and make a beeline for some of the Dordogne’s most photogenic landscapes on this 4-hour small-group private tour from Sarlat. Learn about the Dordogne region’s rich history as you visit medieval villages and stunning castles.

Pick up at your accommodation in Trémolat or the surrounding area.  

In the morning we will come and pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Trémolat. Meet your English-speaking driver guide who will go over the program and itinerary of this private full day tour.

Then, board your premium air-conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way towards the Dordogne Valley. Listen to your tour guide explain the local culture & history as your small group begins to admire some of the most stunning landscapes of the area.

Begin with the Bastide village of Domme

Today discover the breathtaking landscape and traditional medieval villages of the Dordogne valley. First, drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to Bastides.

The village is classified as one of the “Plus Beaux Villages de France” (“The Most Beautiful Villages of France”). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years’ War, the town was coveted by the English who first took it in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again.

Enjoy a peaceful boat ride

Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river (optional). The boat ride lasts about one hour and comes highly recommended. The Gabarres are traditional flat-bottomed boats that have been used for transporting goods along the Dordogne since the Middle Ages. 

A trip on one of the Gabarres offers a relaxing way to enjoy the sight of some of the many Dordogne chateaux and villages from the perspective of the river. Various sights and wildlife are pointed out to you as you meander slowly down the river as well as the history of the Gabarres. 

If you are not interested in a boat ride, we will have you discover the village & Gardens of La Roque Gageac that benefit from micro-climate conditions and where local vegetation stands alongside more exotic plants such as Banana trees, agave and Bougainvillea flowers.

Visit the Castle of Beynac

Reach Beynac to admire the village and visit the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley.

The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defenses were built up on the plateau: double crenelated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.

End the tour at Château des Milandes

Your final visit will be at Château des Milandes. Construction of the Castle took place in 1489 and was to be the residence of Claude de Cardaillac, wife of François de Caumont. During the French Revolution, the castle is sold and in 1890 a fire partially damages the building. In 1947, the property is bought by Joséphine Baker, an American artist, who will live here with her adopted children. As you visit the castle, you will learn about the life of Josephine Baker, her time as a leading dancer at Paris Cabaret 'Folies Bergère' or as a resistance fighter during WWII. Josephine was also the only woman to speak at the Washington March alongside Martin Luther King.

The Castle is also famous for its Gardens, listed as a Historical Monumnet, that have been totally renovated. Redesigned in the early 1900's by Jules Vacherot who was the head Gardener for the City of Paris at that time, a number of projects have resized the Gardens since 2003.

After the visit of Milandes Castle, it will be time to return to Trémolat.

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  • Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Trémolat

  • Visit Domme village

  • Visit La Roque Gageac Village - optional boat ride on the Dordogne River

  • Free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense)

  • Visit Beynac Castle

  • Visit Château des Milandes

  • Return to Trémolat

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Ophorus Tours - Castles & Villages of the Dordogne Valley Private Full Day Trip from Trémolat
Ophorus Tours - Castles & Villages of the Dordogne Valley Private Full Day Trip from Trémolat

Accommodation

OUR 4* HOTEL SUGGESTION IN TRÉMOLAT

HÔTEL-RESTAURANT LE VIEUX LOGIS - TRÉMOLAT Le Vieux Logis is a 4-star hotel located in Trémolat in the Dordogne, not far from Périgueux and Bergerac.This house of character, and its spacious and comfortable rooms, with the authentic decoration imagined with taste, will be true havens of peace. They overlook the village, the surrounding park or the beautiful flower garden, in which you will appreciate the swimming pool during the beautiful days. Luxury, calm and change of scenery will be at ...

HÔTEL-RESTAURANT LE VIEUX LOGIS - TRÉMOLAT

Le Vieux Logis is a 4-star hotel located in Trémolat in the Dordogne, not far from Périgueux and Bergerac.This house of character, and its spacious and comfortable rooms, with the authentic decoration imagined with taste, will be true havens of peace. They overlook the village, the surrounding park or the beautiful flower garden, in which you will appreciate the swimming pool during the beautiful days.

Luxury, calm and change of scenery will be at the rendezvous of your stay in Périgord.
From Le Vieux Logis, you will enjoy discovering the region, the caves and the beautiful villages that surround us.

Enter a unique place full of charm and elegance. Le Vieux Logis, member of Relais & Châteaux, is a family house rooted in a domain formerly devoted to tobacco growing. With its mansion, the former farm, the outbuildings, the gourmet restaurant that took place at the place where the tobacco was drying ... Le Vieux Logis has a soul, that of the family of Mr. Bernard Giraudel.

A Michelin starred restaurant
In the gourmet restaurant of the Vieux Logis, ranked 1 Michelin star, the chef Vincent Arnould concocts traditional seasonal cuisine, revisiting with finesse and creativity the Perigord terroir. You will enjoy sharing with family or friends a meal in our charming rustic dining room located in the former tobacco barn.

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Know before you book

  • Tour available from April to October
  • 9 hour Dordogne Valley Private Day Trip from Tremolat
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Entrance tickets can be purchased during booking process
  • Good walking shoes strongly recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Currency is in Euros
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Trémolat

Departure

We will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Tremolat - at Relais & Châteaux Hotel Le Vieux Logis or other hotels and Guest Houses in the surrounding area.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.
 

Included / excluded

Included

  • Program as per itinerary
  • English-speaking driver guide, Expert of the Dordogne
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to the Castles
  • Ticket for boat ride
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during your private tours from Tremolat?

    Our company uses only Mercedes Vito Tourer 8 seater minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space and on board P/A system for commentaries by the guide.
  • Who conducts these Dordogne private tours from Tremolat?

    We only employ fully accredited, licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of the National Prehistory Museum, guided walking tours in villages such as Rocamadour, visit of historical monuments and so on.

    In the Dordogne, all our guides are experts in History & Culture. All have a large experience in Paleolithic Art and conduct tours in both Caves & Castles.
  • Is lunch included on this private tour from Tremolat?

    No, we never include lunch on our private full day tours from Tremolat. If you would like to include a lunch in a local restaurant don't hesitate to reach out and our travel advisors will take care of your restaurant reservation. Also, don't hesitate to ask your guide in the morning for recommendations.
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