Perigord Noir (black Perigord)
A territory to be discovered
Perigord Noir occupies the southeast part of the department of the Dordogne to the borders of Quercy and Limousin. He is established by trays and by hills limestones cut by valleys. Crossed by the rivers of the Dordogne and the Vézère, Perigord is a magic and bright part of the country where the activities of open air and leisure activities abound.
The opportunities to go out and to amuse are numerous there. This destination of charm receives treasures envied to discover: prehistoric and natural caves, abysses, castles and charming manor houses …
On this territory, the culture is omnipresent. Its capital, the medieval city of Sarlat, City of Art and exceptional History, big abbey of the Middle Ages, shelters under its hurdy-gurdies stones an architectural heritage of a priceless value. In the bend of a historic alley or a small place shaded of its city center, you will discover mansions to the roofs of lauze as the famous House of La Boétie, cathedral Saint-Sacerdos or lantern des morts.
The cave of Lascaux II, situated to Montignac, benefits from an international fame. Just like the Valley of Vézère which shelters numerous treasures of the prehistory. Eyzies de Tayac, world capital of the Prehistory with his National Museum, the caves of Font de Gaume and Combarelles, The shelter Cro-Magnon, the shelter of Cap-blanc… The troglodytic and prehistoric sites are many in this valley classified in the world heritage by Unesco.
Perigord is in hiding of history and heritage reveals you all his wealth. Châteaux-forts, Romanic churches, ancient country-houses and strengthened villages. Come to discover the Valley of the Dordogne and the Valley of Vézère, the castles of Castelnaud, Beynac, Commarque. The ancient country-houses of Domme and Monpazier…
Amateurs of hikes, nautical activities as the canoe, riding, cycling, or flights in hot-air balloon, Perigord is an ideal playground for all those who want to discover this region. The variety of the landscapes allows the practice of numerous sports and activities in the middle of nowhere.
How to get to Sarlat
From Paris (500 kms)
- A 20 : From Paris, exit 51 (Périgueux, Brive Sud, Terrasson, Montignac-Lascaux)
- A 20 : From Toulouse, exit 56 (Aurillac, Sarlat, Figeac)
- A 89 : From Bordeaux, exit 16 (Sarlat, Périgueux Est)
National and international flights from and to:
► Brive Vallée Dordogne airport
Phone : + 33 5 55 22 40 00
► Bergerac Dordogne Périgord airport
Phone : + 33 5 53 22 25 25
Fax: + 33 5 53 24 35 43
► Paris-Toulouse railway line : 2 possible stops : Brive (Corrèze) and Souillac (Lot)
- SNCF shuttle from Souillac to Sarlat (see schedule below)
- Shuttle from Brive to Sarlat by bus ( 1 return trip from monday to saturday during school period ; 1 return trip on tuesday, thursday and saturday during school holidays)
► Paris-Agen railway line : From Périgueux, connexion by bus to Sarlat (1 return trip from monday to friday during school period)
► Bordeaux-Lyon railway line : Périgueux (Dordogne) and Brive (Corrèze)
► Paris-Libourne (Gironde) : Connexion for the line Libourne-Sarlat
► Train Express Régional (TER Aquitaine) : Regional express lines
- Périgueux-Agen line
- Bordeaux-Sarlat line
- Bordeaux-Brive line