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Attractions near Domaine de La Barde!

Domaine de La Barde is your perfect base during your visit in the Dordogne, within an easy 5 to 30 minutes drive to all major tourist attractions and activities. Close to the prehistoric Lascaux caves, fabulous jaw dropping chateaux, numerous summer markets and all that is remarkable in this most unique of regions. Limeuil, Les Eyzies, Saint Cyprien, Sarlat, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Beynac et Cazenac, Castelnaud, Montignac – Lascaux, all on our doorstep! 

We are situated between the village of Limeuil and Les Eyzies. Limeuil is one of the most beautiful villages in France where the Dordogne river meets the Vezere river. Les Eyzies, on the other hand, is known to be the world capital of prehistory and home to France’s national prehistory museum.

According to your desires, you can visit the castle of Campagne, Beynac, Castelnaud, Milandes and more. This is the region of 1001 chateaux, the Romanesque churches, the museums, the caves of Saint Cirq, the grotte de Bara-bahau but also practice golf, horse riding, canoeing, or fly over the region in a hot air balloon.

There is a lot of entertainment in the summer including “les mardis gourmand”. It’s a night food market every Tuesday evening in Le Bugue, where you can choose from a multitude of food stalls.

You can also buy from local wine producers and dance to the music with the locals, live music is offered too on some nights.
Perhaps after dining, join in with the group for a fun time of Madison Line Dancing. It is very popular so make sure to come early to reserve your seats.

* Parc du Bournat – Vivez une journée en 1900 ! – Parc à thème Dordogne
Living history theme park of rural life

*Aquarium Périgord Noir, Labyrinthe préhistorique, Jungle Golf and Big Bird!
For all ages! You will find a kid-friendly aquarium & alligator park, Mirror maze with an Ice Age theme, an 18-hole miniature golf course and finally Big Bird which is the highest aerial course in Europe culminating at more than 22 metres in height.

* Grotte de Bara-Bahau
Prehistoric cave that is more than 100m long and 25m wide with an unusual entrance that will not fail to amaze you. It is classified as a historical monument, containing authentic and large engravings from the Middle Magdalenian (15000 years BC.)

*Gouffre de Proumeyssac
The “Cathedral of crystal”, Proumeyssac is the largest developed cave in Périgord.
Discovered in 1907 and open to the public since 1924, and has been a “classified site of picturesque interest” since 1991.

*Château du Domaine de Campagne
A magnificent place to discover! Entrance to the park is free.
Admire the Château and its beautifully landscaped garden of 6ha that is a real delight for a walk. From the park, take the Escalier des Dames and its 139 steps carved into the rock to reach the 370 ha of National forest of Campagne. It’s perfect for hiking, trail running, mountain biking and climbing. There is a bike park equipped with picnic tables and a superb view over part of the Vézère Valley.

2 hiking loops are available:
° The southern forest loop, which is 2.5 km long
° The Polissoir loop which is 5.5km long

*Le Bois des Lutins 24
Leisure park: 2 hectares park with a spectacular course of nets at the top of hundred-year-old trees and a village of cabins perched in the highest branches.

*Grotte de Font-de-Gaume
A cave near Les Eyzies that contains prehistoric polychrome cave paintings and engravings dating to the Magdalenian period. Font-de-Gaume was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 as the Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley.

Iconic Places to not miss!

The artist village of Limeuil (8 mins)
Officially one of the “Most Beautiful Villages” in France.
Limeuil lies at the confluence of two important rivers, the Vézère  and the Dordogne.

Les Eyzies, World Capital of Prehistory! (15 mins)
In the heart of the Vézère valley, the village offers an unimaginable succession of caves and prehistoric sites , in an impressive setting of cliffs.

The medieval town of Sarlat (30 mins)
Famous for being one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. The town is known as featuring the highest density of listed historical buildings per square foot in France!
As you stroll through the paved streets of the medieval town, remember to raise your eyes to observe the architectural treasures around you. With a history dating back to the Middle Ages, Sarlat offers you an exceptional setting for your holiday snapshots.
This City of Art and History was the first protected historical district in France to have been restored thanks to the Malraux law of 1964.

Chateau de Beynac (30mins)
Tel:05 53 29 50 40
The most authentic castle of the Périgord! A stone sentinel that has watched over the Dordogne for more than 9 centuries. Here, you will be following the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Simon de Montfort and the Hundred Years War. From the top of its 14th century dungeon, an unforgettable view on the magnificent valley of the Dordogne awaits you.

Chateau Castelnaud (30 mins)
Tel: +33 (0)5 53 31 30 00
Built on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Périgord Noir. It offers a magnificent panoramic view over the Dordogne Valley. Built in the 12th century, it is a perfect example of a medieval fortress. Today, the castle houses a large collection of weapons and armour. Along the bastion, the most powerful siege engines from the Middle Ages have been recreated and placed in attack positions.

The riverside village of La Roque Gageac (30 mins)
Listed among the Most Beautiful Villages in France. Nestled between its cliff and the Dordogne river with a magnificent view of it, it benefits from a micro-climate, almost Mediterranean, thanks to its southern exposure.
La Roque-Gageac aligns the white and ochre facades of the many houses that adorn it. An astonishing exotic garden made up of palm, fig & banana trees, agave, cacti, etc. is found next to the church halfway up the cliff.

The Marqueyssac gardens (30 mins)
Tel: 05 53 31 36 36
Listed as a National Historical Monument, surrounding a stone-tiled château from the early 19th Century, the romantic and picturesque Marqueyssac Gardens offer over 6km of pathways surrounded by over 150 000 hand-pruned boxwoods, with viewpoints, rockeries and stone cabins.
Situated on a rocky spur, the viewpoint offers one of the most impressive panoramic views of the Dordogne valley and it’s many châteaux.

The Chateau and gardens of Milandes (30 mis)
Tél. 05 53 59 31 21
Known worldwide thanks to Josephine Baker, the Milandes Castle remained the undisputed home of the Caumont family until the French Revolution.
The castle’s six hectare park allows our 60 birds of prey to live in peaceful harmony amongst the surrounding stone and nature of the valley.

Château et jardins de Losse
The Medieval stronghold towers above the river Vézère. Within its curtain walls and deep moat a Renaissance hall was built in 1576. It is accessed by a monumental gatehouse where an inscription proclaims, in the line of 16th century thought, « Man does as he may, Fate as she wills ».

Lascaux ll
The Most-Visited Cave Paintings in the World!
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vézère valley in the Dordogne teems with prehistoric sites, boasting no fewer than 147 deposits and 25 caves decorated with cave paintings, including the famous Lascaux Cave at Montignac.

The gardens of Eyrignac (50 mins)
Tel: 05 53 28 99 71
Family-owned gardens for 22 generations, showcasing a unique example of Topiary Art in France. Visit the 7 gardens depending on your desires and enjoy a walk in full nature on the 200 hectares forest estate.