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Holidays in the Dordogne

The magical land of 1001 chateaux...

Discover the Dordogne

Aquitaine in France

It's easy to get to the Dordogne in Aquitaine by ferry - take a leisurely cruise to northern Spain and pop over the border or enjoy a drive through the invigorating French countryside on your way down. Holidays in the Dordogne have long been popular for good reason - there's the Périgord Noir where black truffles nestle under the trees of the oak woods and the stunning caves are filled with prehistoric art, the Périgord Vert covered in green meadows and forests, the Périgord Blanc where the Dordogne capital of Périgueux resides and the vineyards of the Périgord Poupre - all with chateaux around every corner, not to mention the incredible food and wine!

Below are some of our favourite reasons to take a holiday in the Dordogne whether it's for a short break or a long holiday.  There really is something for everyone and you'll find lots more things to see and do in the Dordogne and the surrounding area in our Aquitaine guide.

What is the Dordogne perfect for?

History seekers and explorers

Cave paintings at Lascaux

Delve into the prehistoric caves of the Vézère Valley where some of the world's oldest painted art exists and explore the splendid medieval and renaissance chateaux - the French say there are 1001 castles and chateaux in the Dordogne!

Exciting river adventures

Village of La Roque Gageac on the Dordogne river near Sarlat

The Dordogne river flows through the whole of the Dordogne area so one of the best ways to get around is definitely on the water. Take a canoeing or kayaking adventure under your own steam or hop on a traditional gabare for a boat trip.

Food and wine lovers

Speciality foods of the Perigord region

Périgord is a foodies paradise - foie gras, black truffles, and lots of succulent duck and goose dishes. Whilst less familiar than the Bordeaux vintages, the wines from the vineyards of Périgord Poupre around Bergerac are also spectacular.

Our holidays in the Dordogne

Dordogne gites

If you're looking for a home from home whilst on holiday, a gite, cottage or villa is the perfect solution.

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Hotels in the Dordogne

Our superb range of hotels in France covers virtually every type of location, taste and budget.

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Family holidays in Dordogne

With superb settings and variety of facilities our apartments and chalets are always highly popular.

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Holidays in Aquitaine

For more holidays in the Dordogne and the surrounding area, browse our holidays in Aquitaine.

Holidays in Aquitaine

Why choose a holiday with Brittany Ferries?

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  • Excellent value for money - all our holiday prices are ferry-inclusive
  • Price-match guarantee - for an identical holiday at a lower price within 28 days of booking
  • Low deposit - book early and pay just £40 deposit. Balance due 8 weeks before departure
  • A choice of routes - regular sailings from Plymouth, Portsmouth and Poole
  • Freedom & flexibility - take your car and decide your own route and take as much as you like
  • So much fun - restaurants, bars, cinemas, shops? Our ferries have them all

Plan your holiday to the Dordogne

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Brittany Ferries offer a choice of ferry crossings to France - from Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth and Cork to Cherbourg, Caen, Roscoff, St Malo and Le Havre. Find out more

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