The best way of exploring the Dordogne is in the comfort of your own car, packed with everything you need. With Brittany Ferries, it's just a hop accross the Channel to access all major road links.
Choose from a range of accommodation options amid stunning scenery dotted with prehistoric caves, medieval castles and charming villages – your holiday will combine relaxation with culture and delicious local cuisine.
The Dordogne’s numerous campsites and caravan parks are well-maintained, affordable and family-friendly. You’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and good-quality facilities, whether you’re bringing tents to pitch or a motor on four wheels!
From spring through to autumn, camping and caravanning enthusiasts will appreciate the Dordogne’s spacious pitches (generally between 100 and 200m²) and unspoilt surroundings. Visitors who prefer mobile homes, chalets and tented bungalows can also make the most of the great outdoors by staying at campsites, which offers great value for money.
Further information: http://www.dordogne-perigord-tourisme.fr/sejourner/campings
Check availability online on the Dordogne camping website: : https://en.campingsdordogneperigord.com
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Who said luxury camping couldn't be glam?
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1/ Go prehistoric
The Lascaux series of caves is a true sight to behold and will captivate all members of your holiday group, whatever their age. Gaze in awe at the exquisitely replicated prehistoric paintings, which are now enhanced by some impressive digital technology.
2/ Have a picnic
Dordogne is a foodie’s paradise. Pick up some of the local specialities – including confit duck and foie gras, mushrooms, Périgord hazelnuts and sweet Monbazillac wine – and throw a rug in the shade of a fruit tree to while away the afternoon. Heaven!
3/ Cool off
The waters of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers are very inviting, so don’t forget your swimming kit. Alternatively try a leisurely paddle downstream in a canoe or kayak, which can be rented from numerous spots along the waterways.
4/ Take a stroll
The villages of the Dordogne, whether clinging precipitously to hilltops or sprawling lazily by the river, all have their own character and charm. Enjoy a walk through cobbled streets past honey-coloured stone houses, and pause on a café terrace.
5/ Be a knight for a day
The Dordogne’s many châteaux – examples include Castelnaud, Beynac and Hautefort – are bursting with medieval history, and most offer energetic guided tours with demos and re-enactments to keep kids wonderfully entertained.
To book your camping holiday in the Dordogne: follow these links
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