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Luxury Dordogne villas

Dordogne villas with private pools. Located in the southwest of France, the Dordogne is one of the most beautiful regions in France. Rich in culture, gastronomy, and history, it will appeal to young and old alike. Take a trip and see some of the most beautiful villages in France. Marvel at the land of prehistory in the Vézère Valley. Also, enjoy the exceptional gastronomy of the Montbazillac region of Bergerac and its vineyards and bastides. On sunny days, go canoeing in the Dordogne valley and admire the beauty of the landscape. If you are traveling with your family, take advantage of the Périgoed Limousin and Auvézère regional nature park for a day full of energy. The Dordogne Perigord region is also home to the Périgueux and the Isle Valley and the Drome Valley. Discover our luxury villas for rent in the Dordogne and make your choice for your next holiday.

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Best time to travel in Dordogne

  1. Spring: March to May

Spring heralds the awakening of Dordogne, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 18 degrees Celsius (50 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit). As the landscapes burst into bloom, the region offers a splendid blend of mild weather and emerging natural beauty.

Why Spring is Ideal:

  • Explore charming medieval towns like Sarlat and Domme without the bustling summer crowds.

  • Discover Dordogne's famous prehistoric sites, including Lascaux Caves, in a more tranquil setting.

  • Partake in outdoor activities such as canoeing on the Dordogne River or cycling along scenic trails.

Notable Events:

  • Truffle Festivals: Join local celebrations that showcase the prized black truffle during truffle season, particularly in towns like Sarlat and Périgueux.

  • Les Nuits de Nacre (May): An accordion music festival that enlivens the village of Tulle with lively performances and workshops.

         2. Summer: June to August

Dordogne's summer season is marked by balmy temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). The region's scenic beauty, historic sites, and bustling markets attract a surge of travelers.

Why Summer is Ideal:

  • Experience vibrant local markets, such as Sarlat's market, offering fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and regional specialties.

  • Visit the many castles, châteaux, and historic sites that open their doors to tourists during the peak travel season.

  • Relish outdoor dining in the evenings, savoring the culinary delights of Dordogne's renowned cuisine.

Notable Events:

  • Festival des Jeux du Théâtre de Sarlat (July): A theater festival that brings together artists from across France to perform in Sarlat's charming settings.

  • Festival de la Vézère (July-August): A celebration of music, theater, and dance set against the backdrop of Dordogne's stunning landscapes.

       3. Autumn: September to November

Autumn envelops Dordogne in a mosaic of colors, as temperatures range from 12 to 20 degrees Celsius (54 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). This season unveils a more tranquil ambiance and unique experiences.

Why Autumn is Ideal:

  • Witness the stunning fall foliage as vineyards, orchards, and forests come alive with hues of red, orange, and gold.

  • Savor Dordogne's exquisite wines during the grape harvest season, participating in tastings and guided tours at local vineyards.

  • Embrace a sense of serenity as the summer crowds disperse, allowing for a more intimate exploration of the region's treasures.

Notable Events:

  • Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days, September): Explore Dordogne's cultural heritage through free guided tours of historic sites, museums, and monuments.

  • Sarlat Film Festival (November): Immerse yourself in a world of cinema during this annual film festival that showcases international and French films.

      4. Winter: December to February

Dordogne's winter season is a time of quiet charm, with temperatures ranging from 4 to 10 degrees Celsius (39 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit). While some tourist attractions may have reduced hours, the region offers its own unique allure.

Why Winter is Ideal:

  • Delve into Dordogne's indoor attractions, including museums, galleries, and châteaux that remain open for curious visitors.

  • Embrace the festive atmosphere during Christmas markets in towns like Sarlat and Périgueux, offering seasonal crafts and treats.

  • Engage in leisurely walks along peaceful trails, allowing you to appreciate the region's natural beauty without the crowds.

Notable Events:

  • Fête de la Truffe (Truffle Festival, January): Celebrate the black truffle during this culinary event featuring truffle markets, tastings, and workshops.

  • Festival du Cinéma (February): Enjoy film screenings and discussions during this winter cinema festival in Sarlat.

The best time to travel to Dordogne depends on your preferences and the experiences you seek. Whether you're drawn to the blossoming landscapes of spring, enchanted by the historic sites and markets of summer, intrigued by the vibrant colors of autumn, or seeking a serene winter escape, Dordogne offers an array of possibilities throughout the year. Consider the weather, events, and activities that resonate with your interests to ensure a memorable and fulfilling journey to this enchanting region of southwestern France.

Dordogne villas with private pools

The Dordogne region is a popular destination for holidays and weekend breaks. It offers an array of activities for visitors, including walking, cycling, and canoeing. There are also plenty of opportunities for golfing, horse riding, and superb gastronomic meals. A luxury Dordogne villa for a family holiday in the area is ideal for families or couples looking to get away from it all.

The Dordogne region is a popular destination for holidays and weekend breaks. It offers an array of activities for visitors, including walking, cycling, and canoeing. There are also plenty of opportunities for golfing, horse riding, and superb gastronomic meals. A luxury villa holiday in the area is ideal for families or couples looking to get away from it all.

A luxury villa holiday in the Dordogne is ideal for families or couples looking to get away from it all. The area is popular with groups of friends, solo travelers, and couples. It's also a great choice for those wanting to explore the region with their family members, who can enjoy some time together while still having enough space to relax at home during their vacation.

The Dordogne is a popular destination for holidays and weekend breaks. It's an area steeped in history and culture, with ancient castles, museums and vineyards on its doorstep.

The region is also home to some of France's most beautiful countryside; the winding roads that wind their way through the valleys are lined with lush greenery and villages full of medieval architecture.

With its rolling hills and beautiful river valleys, the Dordogne region is a wonderful place to explore. Whether you're looking for a break from city life or just want some peace and quiet, these luxury villas are perfect. They offer the best of both worlds: amazing views and plenty of activities nearby so that you don't have to travel far in order to enjoy yourself!

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