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Located in the southwestern part of France, Dordogne is a department that boasts a rich historical tapestry and an abundance of natural beauty. Known for its temperate climate, the area is divided into four distinct regions: Périgord Noir, Blanc, Vert, and Pourpre, each offering its own unique attractions.

Activities and Attractions

Dordogne is a paradise for history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the medieval towns of Sarlat and Brantôme, or visit the prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux. The department is also home to numerous castles and châteaux, many dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries.

Culinary Delights

The gastronomic scene in Dordogne is renowned, particularly for its foie gras, truffles, and Bergerac wines. The area is also famous for its local produce, including asparagus, strawberries, and walnuts.

Historic Towns and Architectural Style

From the Venetian-styled cathedral in Périgueux to the medieval features of Sarlat, the architectural heritage in Dordogne is diverse and impressive. The department is also known for its bastide towns, including Monpazier and Domme.

Property Types in Dordogne

  • Châteaux: These grand estates are often set in expansive lands and offer a unique living experience.
  • Manor Houses: These properties are steeped in history and often come with modern amenities.
  • Rural Estates: For those seeking peace and tranquility, these estates offer expansive lands and are often situated near picturesque towns.


The department is well-connected by road and rail networks, making it easily accessible for both domestic and international travellers.

If you're looking to buy a property in Dordogne, France, which offers a blend of historical richness and natural beauty, contact us for more information.

Regional Information

France is a large and varied country with each region and indeed each department unique from its neighbours. Our guide to each department can help you to understand more about the nuances of each area.

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