Are you looking for a luxurious and / or authentic holiday home in the Dordogne? Then you have come to the right place! Since 2003 we rent luxury and / or authentic holiday homes mainly in the Dordogne and the Lot. You will not find thousands of homes on our website but a carefully selected number of beautiful holiday homes. All our villas in the Dordogne are unique and each one is regularly visited by us, pictures and descriptions are thus always up to date.
Holiday home in the dordogne
Holiday homes in the Dordogne with private pool
Our luxury vacation villas in the Dordogne are fully furnished and include good beds, umbrellas, deck chairs, extensive kitchen inventory and of course there is WI-FI internet available everywhere! The villas in the Dordogne are located in a quiet environment and all have a lovely private pool, some houses even have a jacuzzi or a sauna.
Vacation home rental Dordogne?
On our site FranceVilla, you can easily find a holiday home in the Dordogne and Lot, or if desired, please call us for personal advice. We have a thorough knowledge of the region so we can advise you about a holiday gite in the Dordogne. Our luxury vacation rentals in the Dordogne can accommodate from 2 to 16 people. Perfect for a family, but also for family or friends groups.
Gite in the Dordogne
Because we have lived for years in southern France and now have more than 10 years of experience in letting holiday homes in Southern France, we are thè Southern France specialist. We know all about the culture, the food, the activities, etc. We know what we rent and select only the holiday house where we would like to go on holiday ourselves! If you have a question about a holiday, please let us know by phone (0031 113 58 20 36) or contact us by email.
A luxury Villa with pool in the Dordogne
Check out our complete selection of luxury holiday homes in southern France. On our website it is possible to book a holiday online! 90% of our homes we rent in exclusivity for its owners, our availability of each cottage is thus completely up-to-date! No deception afterwards.
What has the Dordogne to offer?
The Dordogne is actually called, Le Périgord, but the department was named after the river Dordogne. However, the residents still use predominantly the name Périgord.
The Périgord is classified by means of 4 colors:
Holiday homes in the Perigord Noir
The Périgord Noir is the best known and most beautiful part of the Dordogne with its many castles, caves and valleys. Black Périgord owes its name to the dark oak forests, which are frequent. Most of our Gites are located in this section! The capital is the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat. A visit to Sarlat is a must for anyone considering a vacation in the Dordogne. It is a beautifully preserved medieval town, which has been completely restored. In high season it is a bustling city with its market on Saturday, guided tours and festivals. Some of our holiday homes in the Dordogne as "Sarlat, Lagonie and Sarlat in the Woods” are located close to this city.
Périgord Noir includes two of the most beautiful valleys:
The Dordogne valley, stretching from Carlux to Siorac en Périgord. It is a valley where nature is still well preserved. Here are many of the most beautiful villages of France such as Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme and Limeuil. On top of the cliffs there are several famous castles such as Castelnaud, Les Milandes, Fenelon and Beynac and the beautiful gardens of Marqueyssac. The river is particularly suitable for canoeing, fishing and swimming; There are many beaches along the river. Along the river is a scenic bicycle trail on the route of the former railway line.
The Vézère valley stretches from Terrasson to Limeuil where the Vézère flows into the Dordogne. Along the river you will find many beautiful towns and villages such as Terrasson Lavilledieu, Montignac, Condat sur Vézère, Saint Leon sur Vézère, les Eyzies. Between Montignac and Les Eyzies there are many prehistoric sights, which are also on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, such as the cave of Lascaux, Font de Gaume and Cap Blanc. Along the river are also many famous castles such as the Chateau de Losse and Maison Forte de Reignac. Les Eyzies is known as the world capital of prehistory, through the many caves that exist and the National Museum of Prehistory. The valley is particularly suitable for canoeing, walking or visit one of the many small parks about the prehistory.
In the south of Périgord Noir are the beautiful towns and Belvès or Daglan. Other nice places, all of which are worth visiting: Saint Cyprien, Le Bugue, Carlux and Salignac. In and around Le Bugue there is much to do for children including a visit to the Aquarium, Le Bournat - an open-air museum on life around 1900, several caves and the fun park Jacquou Parc.
Holiday homes in Dordogne - Périgord Pourple
The Purple Perigord is the south-western part of the Dordogne. The Purple Perigord owes its name to produce the color of the vineyards, the famous Bergerac wines. The capital is Bergerac, in the heart of the famous vineyards (Montbazillac, Pécharmant and Montravel), covering 12,000 hectares. Bergerac has its own airport with regular flights from the UK and Netherlands. It also has an excellent selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
Holiday Villa in the Dordogne Perigord Vert
The Périgord Vert is the northern part of the Dordogne. Périgord Vert, or Green Perigord owes its name to the green landscape that is the result of relatively high rainfall compared to other parts of the Dordogne; which is mainly due to the higher position. The capital is Nontron. The area is sparsely populated. Still, there are some beautiful sights that you should visit. Especially the west has more hills, making the landscape immediately more interesting.
Holiday Dordogne in the Périgord Blanc
Périgord Blanc is the middle central part of the Dordogne. The capital is Perigueux, the capital of the entire Dordogne region. Périgueux is classified as "City of Art and History" with its narrow streets lined with mansions, well-kept neighborhoods and the Cathedral Saint-Front, which also belongs to the Heritage List of UNESCO as part of the route to Saint Jacques de Compostela. Périgord Blanc or the White Périgord takes its name from the outcrops of limestone. The landscape is varied, hilly and flat. Especially the new motorway A89, between Terrasson and Perigueux offers breathtaking views.