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- Dinner when it is specified
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- Roadbook (Guidebook)
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- Transfer from/to airport
- Additional Night
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can arrange extra nights anywhere on the itinerary after your last walking day. We can also arrange a station/airport transfer.