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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“Our favourite stalactite cave system, very atmospheric, with a boat ride inside the cave”
  • 97 locals recommend
Premise
“Set on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, these stunning gardens that have been featured on BBC 2's Gardeners World are a great place to visit for the whole family. Children will love running through the parkland and playing in the play areas. During July & August every Thursday there are candlelit evenings with jazz music, take a picnic and enjoy a new experience. www.marqueyssac.com”
  • 82 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Castle Beynac is situation on a bluff hundreds of meters above the Dordogne River. It is a formidable fortress and was occupied by Richard the Lion-Hearted during the 100 years war between France and England.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Museum
“Castelnaud is a lovely castle, restored to its nearly original state in recent decades. Like many of the castles in this short stretch along the Dordogne river it is situated on a bluff with magnificent views both up and down river. Chateau Beynac is clearly visible, where the English were kept under watch (and vice versa)! There are great displays of catapults and a small but fascinating museum of medieval implements of warfare and torture. Well worth the visit.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Castle
“Fantastic castle open to the public. Great place to take children but lots of spiral staircases. About 70 minutes drive but through very nice scenery.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Home of the amazing Josephine Baker, singer, actress, spy, civil rights leader and adopter of ‘les enfants du monde’. Fascinating museum of her life, wonderful gardens and twice daily birds of prey display.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The most beautiful garden in Dordogne. Stunning spot. Beautiful gardens and views. Great lunch restaurant. Incredible! Very close to Les Charmes de Carlucet”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bridge
“Market days in Cahors are Wednesday and Saturday morning. You must see this fourteenth century bridge that spans the river Lot. It is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Simple but with such grace.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cave
“The prehistoric Pech-Merle caves contain some of the oldest Upper Paleolithic cave paintings in the world. Dating from 25,000 BC. It is particularly famous for "The Dappled Horses of Pech-Merle".”
  • 42 locals recommend
Place to shop
“One of the most incredible attractions in the region, a UNESCO World Heritage site, La Roque St Christophe is a 1km long cliff, 80m high with 5 enormous galleries. Since troglodyte days, it has been a place of safe refuge. You get to see how the city was arranged and there are working replicas of the lifts which were needed to bring supplies up the cliff face.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Zoo
“Très beau parc où les animaux vivent en semi liberté et qui est également un conservatoire de plusieurs espèces.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Locality
“The pedestrian centre of Sarlat is a unique medieval town centre with 4-5 story buildings traditional heavy limestone slab roofing, squares and alleyways. Lots of great bars and restaurants. Don't forget to go to the French Market on Saturday morning where you will find lots of interesting products for sale for very reasonable prices.”
  • 246 locals recommend
Museum
“Excellent museum containing many pre-historic relics and interesting items from the area. There is a great view over the town from the upper walkway.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Zoo
“Un jolie promenade dans un grand parc boisé où les singes évoluent en liberté. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Magical ancient ruin of w Chateau nestled on top of a prehistoric troglodyte village...superbe ! Need hiking shoes 20 minute drive from les Rosiers ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Building
“Beautiful town built into the cliffs overlooking the national park. Religious monuments throughout the village. Great tourist shops, restaurants, cafes etc. Lots of tourist attractions including a monkey sanctuary, insect land, eagle park, and the magnificent stalactite caves 'La Gouffre de Padirac' not so far away, where you take a boat ride inside the cave.”
  • 143 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Travel Agency
“The most beautiful garden in Dordogne. Stunning spot. Beautiful gardens and views. Great lunch restaurant. Incredible! Very close to Les Charmes de Carlucet”
  • 36 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Consistently good. Open all year around. Prices above the average but so is the food.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Sarlat. Small family run, fantastic imaginative food. Chef and kitchen visible from restaurant. Great location in centre of Sarlat old town. Need to book!”
  • 7 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Un restaurant étoilé feutré, avec une très belle carte. Profitez des déjeuners ....certains jours... une formule bistrot à tout petit prix ”
  • 6 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“I think this is the best restaurant in Cahors. God value for money but of course it is on the slightly more expensive side. Classy and good service.”
  • 17 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“la Salamandre, le Grand Bleu, l'Esprit, les jardins d'harmonie, le bistro de l 'OCTROI.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Probably the best restaurant in the region outside Cahors. Food is a delicious work of art. Excellent local wines. Expensive.”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Very friendly restaurant with English speaking serving staff, serving authentic Perigordian menus. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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