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Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

1. Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides. The village is classified as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France"). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years' War, the bastide was coveted by the English who first took the town in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again. Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river. Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defences were built up on the plateau: double crenellated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.

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What people are saying about Sarlat-la-Canéda

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Highly recommend

Florence, our main tour guide proved to be very knowledgeable and eager to please at every query. It was a small group of 8 which made it all the more enjoyable. Lola was our guide during the boat cruise on the Dordogne. A lovely individual and knows her stuff without hesitation.

Excellent, Emilian, who knows are history, professional & personable.

Emilian is an excellent guide. He knows his history of the area, is very professional and very personable. We enjoyed our tour very much.

Very prompt service, Florence was a great guide. Loved Domme. unfortunately had rain on the boat ride, but it was good too.

Our guide Florence was informed, personable and able to deal with certain adversities presented by the group.

Wonderful excursion. Felt that we saw a lot in a short amount of time.