A French department with numerous caves dug out over time in the limestone, Dordogne is also a favourite place for lovers of history. With its nature, sports and heritage, come and enjoy our beautiful region!
To introduce you to the riches of our department, we will give you a warm welcome and the best tips, hoping to share our love for Périgord with you.
Dordogne is famous for its delicious gastronomy with truffles, foie gras and walnuts, but also the riches of its heritage and traditional culture. A must when you stay in Dordogne is a visit to the Lascaux cave, some fifty minutes away from the Moulin de Paulhiac **** campsite. The area is also rich in châteaux that have stood through the ages, such as the Château de Biron or the Château de Beynac in the Dordogne valley, which stands 150 metres above the River Dordogne, making it an ideal observation spot for all the valley, only twenty minutes from the campsite. But Périgord is also the age-old culture of gardens such as the gardens of the Château de Marqueyssac, which dominates the River Dordogne and its valley at 180°. You can lose yourself in its mazes and stone cabins, and discover its botanic area, less than 20 minutes from the Moulin de Paulhiac. Don’t miss the biggest collection in Europe of bamboo and other true grasses in the Planbuisson Gardens in Buisson-de-Cadouin. Your different visits will take you through the most beautiful villages in France.
Come and see the natural riches of Dordogne along its 4780 km of hiking paths. You can also discover the region by exploring the many lakes scattered all over Périgord while fishing for pike or trout or sailing your canoe along the rivers. Water is everywhere in Midi-Pyrénées, and so several outdoor activity centres have been set up to the delight of our visitors: swimming or water sports can be enjoyed for example at the Rouffiac outdoor activity centre, not far from the Moulin de Paulhiac **** campsite.
Dordogne is without a doubt a place to enjoy culinary delights. Black Truffles, Foie Gras, strawberries, Cabécou cheese and the wines of Bergerac make Périgord gastronomy a fine blend of traditional cuisine and noble produce. Food in Dordogne is a genuine culture, and a testimony to the Périgord way of life. The region owes its riches to the variety of fine produce grown here, which can be found in the markets, towns and villages.
Spend your holiday in our Moulin de Paulhiac **** campsite to enjoy all the culinary pleasures of our region with us.