Monday, 16 January 2012

The Dordogne

Sarlat Market, Dordogne

There seems to be so much to see here - (as with everywhere else) and everywhere looks so divine (like everywhere else).

We are basing ourselves in Sarlat.

From Burgundy to Dordogne:

Autun --> Perigueux (5hours)
Leave 7am, arrive 12midday.

Have lunch in Perigueux and wander around the town.

Perigueux --> Sarlat (1hr 10 mins)
Leave 2.30pm, arrive approx 3.30pm

Spend rest of the afternoon around Sarlat.

Day discovering the Dordogne:

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Our plan for the day is what we have mapped out above.

Sarlat --> Rocamadour (1hour)
Leave 9.30am, arrive 10.30am

Rocamadour --> Domme (1hour)
Leave 11.30am, arrive 12.30pm

Domme --> La-Roque-Gageac (10 mins)
Leave 1.30pm, arrive 1.40pm and have lunch.

La-Roque-Gageac --> Castelnaud-La-Chapelle (5 mins)
Leave 3pm, arrive 3.05pm.

Castelnaud-La-Chapelle --> Beynac-et-Cazenac (7 mins)
Leave 3.40pm, arrive approx 3.45pm

Baynac-et-Cazenac --> Sarlat (15mins)
Leave 5.30pm, arrive 5.45pm

It might be too much to do in one day, since it seems like every place that we are wishing to stop at needs at least a whole day to explore around. They all just look amazing. I think I am going to fall in love with the Dordogne!

Also need to run this past Jen and Angus who have just been there to see if what they think and if we have missed anything. There are some caves you go through in a boat that Jen said can't be missed.

I have looked up the cycling trip Jen and Angus did through -

From this I have found a couple of other "not to be missed" things to do:

Riding in a gabore in a traditional river boat at La Roque-Gageau.

Grotte de Lascaux - at Montignac.


The Gouffre de Padirac- which is near Rocamadour.

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