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ESCORTED TOURS IN THE DORDOGNE REGION

The Dordogne region of France offers a microcosm of the best France has to offer. Boasting enchanting medieval villages, scenic rolling countryside, and incredible prehistoric landmarks, the Dordogne department offers travelers an authentic French experience somewhat removed from the typical tourist path. Also notable are the exquisite French wines that originate in this region, which can be sampled at some of the many chateaus that dot the countryside. The cuisine of the region is among the most exquisite and affordable in France.

With its diverse offerings, the Dordogne region beckons to be explored over many days. Join Ophorus in the Dordogne on an array of excursions: Journey with us through historic villages; explore the alluring countryside and its prolific vineyards; take a jaunt to the sparkling coast; discover singular prehistoric sites. With our Essential Dordogne packages, we’ve done the leg work in combining a few of our Dordogne tours to offer a comprehensive experience of the Dordogne department over a few days. Whatever you choose, we ensure you that at the hands of Ophorus, your Dordogne experience will be one to remember and cherish!

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Sarlat Gourmet and market visit

Sarlat Gourmet and market visit

Enjoy a Guided Walk of Historical Sarlat

Welcome to Sarlat, one of the most fascinating small towns of France. This tour takes place only on market days, so follow your guide through the winding streets and stroll through the colourful stalls as he introduces you to the local delicacies.

  • Taste Authentic Local Specialities
  • Visit Sarlat’s Bi-Weekly Market
  • Walking tour with guide
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Villages of the Dordogne

Villages of the Dordogne

Highlights of the Marvellous Dordogne

Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide, or a fortified medieval town, adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides.

  • Domme, one of the most beautiful French villages
  • Boat ride down the spectacular river
  • With hand-picked and local expert guides
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Padirac chasm and Rocamadour

Padirac chasm and Rocamadour

Small group tour of 8 maximum

Our unique small-group full-day tour starts in the medieval town of Sarlat then onto the Gouffre de Padirac, followed by a walking tour in the village of Rocamadour with it castle set above the village.

  • Walking tour of the village of Rocamadour
  • Alzou Canyon for a breathtaking view
  • Sarlat, Rocamadour and Padirac
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PALEOLITHIC ART OF THE DORDOGNE

PALEOLITHIC ART OF THE DORDOGNE

Exploration of tThis Historical Gem

Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown artists created breathtaking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area. Begin the day in Les Eyzies de Tayac for a guided visit of the National Prehistory Museum.

  • Visit the state-of-the-art Lascaux IV complex
  • The Rouffignac Cave
  • Cave Paintings of the Dordogne
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The Vezere Valley & Lascaux IV

The Vezere Valley & Lascaux IV

Explore the Prehistoric Sites

Discover brand-new Lascaux IV International Center of Parietal Art. The museum is a triumph of technology: unlike any other cave visits, Lascaux 4 employs different set designs, displays, state-of-the-art interactive workshops and immersive technology to bring it to life.

  • Prehistoric caves at a UNESCO site
  • Natural rock shelter in Les Eyzies
  • Lascaux Prehistoric caves
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