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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.
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”
  • 82 locals recommend
Cave
“The prehistoric version of the Cistine chapel! Museum with replica of the original Lascaux caves.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Entertainment
“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.”
  • 62 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.”
  • 49 locals recommend
History Museum
“Lascaux II: A visit you’ll never forget: thanks to this replica, the world’s most famous Palaeolithic ’Sanctuary takes on a new lease of life. ”
  • 55 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
Entertainment
“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
Landmark
“Fabulous light show at 10.30pm Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday during summer. Tours during the day. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to shop
“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
Entertainment
“Amazing views from this chateau set high above surrounding countryside. Pretty little village below with selection of shops and restaurants”
  • 23 locals recommend
Landmark
“Stunning castle, can be seen from miles away (Monflanquin view point); fun and easy to visit. Cafés, restaurant nearby.”
  • 26 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.”
  • 245 locals recommend
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Historic Site
“Chareau Bridoire is a picturesque chateau with furnished rooms and plenty of medieval games for adults and children alike. Musical evenings are held there in the summer. Half an hour from Le Serpen. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Vineyard
“Chateau Monbazillac is an impressive chateau, high up with views across to Bergerac. A dessert wine is produced at the chateau and in the vicinity and wine-tasting is available at the visitors’ centre. There is a display on the wine-making process inside the chateau. It is off the road to Bergerac, less than 30 min drive from Le Serpen. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Museum
“The famous caves at Lascaux are a historic place of interest to visit whilst in the area”
  • 24 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

Top restaurants

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
French Restaurant
“Consistently good. Open all year around. Prices above the average but so is the food.”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Very classy restaurant. Easy driving distance to gite. Special occassion venue not for every day suppers!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“The best restaurant around here. Indoor/outdoor eating in old school house.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Sarlat. Small family run, fantastic imaginative food. Chef and kitchen visible from restaurant. Great location in centre of Sarlat old town. Need to book!”
  • 6 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“la Salamandre, le Grand Bleu, l'Esprit, les jardins d'harmonie, le bistro de l 'OCTROI.”
  • 9 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Un restaurant étoilé feutré, avec une très belle carte. Profitez des déjeuners ....certains jours... une formule bistrot à tout petit prix ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Playground
“Excellent bistro style food and optional outdoor seating, best in early evening.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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