Rocamadour and the Delightful Dordogne Motorhome Holiday
The Dordogne and Rocamadour offer a historical trip suitable for everyone!
The Dordogne has stunning medieval castles, historical villages and towns, and the famous prehistoric caves of the UNESCO listed Vezere Valley to enjoy.
In Perigord Noir, South-East Dordogne, you will find many of the most famous castles, towns and villages of the Dordogne region.
Sarlat is the ‘medieval capital of the Dordogne and perhaps the most lovely town in France, and is in the heart of Perigord Noir.
Three of the villages here are listed among the most beautiful villages in France: the riverside setting, ancient village streets and castle make Beynac a highlight for visitors; the ancient stone houses along the river at La Roque-Gageac make it very scenic and Domme is a village with some of the best views in the Dordogne. Also, with caves in the village centre.
Visit the ‘ghost’ town of Oradour-sur-Glane which has been left as a silent monument since 1944 when the Nazis executed over 600 locals and set fire to the town. Stroll the empty streets, see the old burnt out cars, visit the Memorial Centre Museum.
The Dordogne is an extremely pictureque area and well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed.
Rocamadour is an important pilgrimage area, and has been for 1000 years. Built on the site of a shrine to a Madonna, the shrine became famous for its healing powers, and soon became a stop on the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Campostela. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the pilgrim route of the ‘Way of Saint James’. Rocamadour is one of France’s most important tourist destinations. With more than 1 million tourists anually.
What’s included in your motorhome holiday to Rocamadour and the Dordogne?
- Ghost town of Oradou-sur-Glane on route to the Dordogne
- Padirac Caves
- Autoire – a village in a hollow valley lined by cliffs
- Loubressac overlooking the valley of the Dordogne and Carennac
- Chateau of Belcastel and La Treyne
- Medieval town of Sarlat
- La Roque Gageac
- Medieval Chateau de Beynac
- Domme – 13th century village
- Pont Valentre and narrow alleyways of Cahores
- Rocamadour – clifftop village
- Martel – a medieval city of seven towers
- Kayaking the Dordogne
- Perigord cuisine, including foie gras, truffles, cassoulet and wines
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