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Known to the French as “Périgord”, the Dordogne “département”, is named after the most important of the region’s seven rivers. The area is a celebration of colour and diversity of landscape. It is also called the “Land of the 1001 sites”. To walk here is to travel through time. Here you will discover unspoilt nature, grandiose landscapes and a plethora of magical sights teeming with history: in the small town of Les Eyzies, the centre of pre-historic studies, we can recount the history of the region thanks to the newly rebuilt Museum of Pre-History. Many castles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, testimony to the Hundred Years’ War and Wars of Religion that raged here; medieval villages full of character (among the “Plus beaux villages de France”); Romanesque churches adorned with sculpted tympanums. The Périgord is also envied the world over for the splendours of its traditional gastronomy. High-quality products used in the preparation of its local cuisine include foie gras, other duck- and goose-based ingredients, the famous black truffles of the Périgord, chestnuts, walnuts, and Périgord strawberries, not forgetting the wines of Bergerac, produced from top grape varieties on land that neighbours the “grands crus classés” of Bordeaux. Choosing to visit the Dordogne with One Foot Abroad, is to choose the perfect itinerary encompassing all the variety and highlights, from Sarlat to Les Eyzies, with the castles and river as a guide. We named this trip: “a delicate savour of France” for a compelling reason: because it is! “Good food and wine, this is paradise on earth”, said France’s much-loved king, Henri IV. Note: We have a shorter trip itinerary for this route which is just three days walking from Sarlat to Les Eyzies de Tayac, ask your walking holiday planner for more information.

Sarlat La Caneda - Start to Sarlat La Caneda - End
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  • Specially chosen 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Dinner when it is specified
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Roadbook (Guidebook)
  • 24/7 Customer Care
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Additional Night
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  • Insurance
  • Drinks


Day 1


The most famous town in the region and one of the most renowned and visited in France. Sarlat is a beautiful, well-restored town a few kilometres north of the River Dordogne. The old town, dating from both medieval and renaissance times, is a pleasure to visit, especially during the spring and autumn or early in the morning.

Day 2

Sarlat to Domme

Option 1: 21,5km/5h20
Option 2: 15,1km/3h45
After leaving the historic centre of Sarlat, now classified as a Town of Art and History, you enter in the “Land of the 1001 sites”. Grandiose landscapes and the plethora of magical sights will be your everyday life from now on, not to mention the historic heritage of the region.

Day 3

Domme to Beynac

Option 1: 12,4km/3h00
Option 2: 17,6km/4h20
Domme sometimes called the “Akropolis des Périgord”, is located 250 metres above sea level on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Dordogne river. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) and today is a member of the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (“The Most Beautiful Villages of France”). After seeing Porte des Tours, Porte de la Combe and Porte del Bos you can leave Domme to Meyrals. In this stage, you will walk along Dordogne River and could discover unspoilt nature just before to arrive in Castelnaud and its impressive Middle-Age castle. Some kilometres later, you will enter in La Roque-Gageac, an authentic village perched above the Dordogne River.

Day 4

Beynac to Meyrals

Beynac is one of the most beautiful villages in France and is found on the banks of the River Dordogne, to the south-west of Sarlat.  Opposite the Chateau de Beynac across the river is its traditional enemy the Chateau de Castelnaud. If you haven’t visited Beynac fortress (castle) yesterday, then you can do it in the morning. After, hikers will walk through big forests and be immersed in nature and the prehistoric past. After you will arrive in Meyrals.

Day 5

Meyrals to Les Eyzies

A tiny village in the Périgord Noir, Meyrals hosts the Festival des épouvantails (Scarecrows), an event which has been held every summer from 1999. Along your way, you could discover steep cliffs with several cave houses. In the heart of these cliffs, a lot of prehistoric vestiges are hidden and have to be still discovered… perhaps you will find some treasures of the past.

Day 6

Les Eyzies to Marquay

More correctly called Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, this village of 861 inhabitants is in the heart of the Vezere Valley and surrounded by many, many caves and prehistoric drawings and remnants. Indeed, the cave-lined Vézère valley has been classified as a heritage site by UNESCO. After visiting caves, cliff settlements and the Prehistoric Museum, you can go back on your way to the next stage, Marquay. You will cross a hamlet, Sireuil, and a few meters after you will see a XIIth century-old castle, Château de Commarque. Cross another hamlet, La Gafferie, and you arrive in Marquay.

Day 7

Marquay to Sarlat

The small village (again!) very charming, where you can admire its XIIth century church in the centre of the village. A place not to be missed is Marquay is L’Abri du Cap Blanc, a giant 13 meters frieze of prehistoric sculptures, which is today the only in the world to be shown to the public. On the way to Sarlat, other places like Les Cabanes de Breuils, Middle-Aged agricultural dependencies or the authentic and small hamlet of Campagnac are worth seeing.

Day 8


We can arrange extra nights anywhere on the itinerary after your last walking day. We can also arrange a station/airport transfer.

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