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- Varied natural landscape
- Prehistoric sites
- Historical Buildings
- Numerous hiking trails
- Wine region
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Vacation rentals in Dordogne
The Dordogne offers an extremely varied landscape, marked by history, rivers, forests and mountain ranges. If you are looking for a vacation rental in the Dordogne, you will be spoilt for choice between accommodation in historic towns, charming villages and accommodation in the midst of beautiful nature. Almost every holiday apartment in the Dordogne offers you an open space, such as a terrace or a balcony. Taking a dog with you is also allowed almost everywhere.A charming vacation rental in the Dordogne with a wild and romantic garden.
The holiday cottages are often found in stone houses typical of the region, in front of which a well-kept garden invites you to linger and relax. A vacation rental in the Dordogne often comes with its own pool. Some accommodations are run by a porter, so you will always have a local contact person. Most vacation rentals in this region also have free WLAN.
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Location and orientation
The Dordogne is a département in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, named after the river of the same name. The river Dordogne crosses the southern region from east to west and also flows through the town of Bergerac. The capital Périgueux is located in the northeastern part of the Dordogne. The north of the region is part of the Périgord-Limousin Nature Park, which invites you to enjoy relaxing excursions in the countryside.Dividing the Dordogne into four areas
For a vacation rental in the Dordogne, the contrasting sub-regions of Périgord Vert, Périgord Blanc, Périgord Noir and Périgord Poupre are at your disposal. The "green" Périgord is characterised by lush vegetation and many watercourses. The "white" Périgord was named after the white rock of the region. From your vacation rental in Dordogne, situated in the "black" Périgord, you will soon reach the archaeological sites. The "purple" Périgord owes its name to the vineyards that shine in autumn.
Most of the villages still have a medieval charm, which is why they are often used as film sets. Ten villages in the Dordogne therefore bear the title "most beautiful villages in France".
Things to know
About half of the Dordogne is wooded. This forest area is crossed by about 790 km long main hiking trails and about 4.000 km long smaller hiking trails. The Dordogne is also crossed by many waters where you can rent canoes and kayaks for exploring.
Top travel tips
In the department of Dordogne there are numerous caves and grottos with prehistoric rock paintings. The most famous attraction is the Lascaux Grotto, where you can admire the world-famous animal drawings in a replica, the so-called Lascaux II.2. A region for wine lovers
To visit the wine region, first drive to Bergerac to the Maison des Vins, where you will learn a lot about wine in an exhibition. The exhibition leads through a sensory room and ends in a wine cellar where tastings are offered.3. Visit cathedral worth seeing
Saint-Front Cathedral is a monumental building that you will find in Périgueux. It was built in a mix of Byzantine and Romanesque styles and has the shape of an isosceles cross. The five domes, each with a diameter of 13 metres, are extremely impressive. The cathedral has been on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1998 and is a station on the Way of St James in France.
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The corona crisis strongly impacted the travel industry in 2020. Last year, rentals in Dordogne had an annual average cost of around $170.29 per night.
Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Dordogne in March, January, and February, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $149.17, $150.37, and $153.47 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
At the time of booking a vacation rental in Dordogne, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of July (with an average of $218.61 per night), followed by August ($193.75), and December ($185.12).
It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Dordogne, as only 43% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Dordogne are June (the average amount of properties that are free reached 59.25% of the total in 2020), May (58.6%), and April (53.25%).
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Dordogne are, in order, August (with 13.2% of available rentals), July (21.5%), and March (43.5%).
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