Dordogne

The beauty of the Dordogne region is unsurpassed; rivers cut through limestone leaving fantastic cliffs people have built into and around for thousands of years. The spectacular cave drawings of Lascaux point to distant ancestors whose mysteries are buried 20,000 years in the past. And the cuisine is one of the best in all of the world. After all, the Perigord is known for Truffles and foie gras, two of the most sensuous tastes on the planet. Explore the towns of Domme, medieval Sarlat and Rocamadour, considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of France. The region is just is inland from Bordeaux, so wine is abundant. Famous dessert wine is produced at Monbazilac, and the Bergerac reds are lovely. The Dordogne is compact and full of things to do and it's a the perfect place to take children.