The Périgord Noir is home to many unusual places. Our 260 km (4.5 hours) route offers you the opportunity to discover those situated on the banks of the Dordogne and through the country of bastides and medieval towns. The roads are quiet and will allow you to make some beautiful discoveries.
There are 4 tourist stops on this route. You are free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours.
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1. Sarlat: With its mansions and cobbled streets, Sarlat is a true medieval city. Thanks to its picturesque alleys and the beauty of its buildings, this small town enjoys an important reputation and is today the most visited tourist site in the Dordogne.
2. Beynac-et-Cazenac: 10 km south-west of Sarlat, on the banks of the Dordogne, Beynac-et-Cazenac unveils its imposing castle, once besieged by Richard the Lionheart, at the foot of which rest the houses with their lauze roofs and pale facades.
3. Milandes Castle: World-famous thanks to Josephine Baker, the castle was initially and until the French revolution the home of the Caumonts, a prominent family of the French aristocracy. Built in 1489, this charming residence reveals a Renaissance architecture with magnificent Gothic elements.
4. Biron Castle: Seat of one of the four baronies of the Périgord, this primitive fortress has undergone many architectural changes over the centuries. Situated on a hillock, on the borders of the Périgord and Agenais regions, it dominates the cultivated fields, the farms and the large neighbouring forests and was the heart of a large seigniorial estate.