The Dordogne valley, a beautiful natural setting punctuated by prehistoric remains, castles and old stones.
Discover Quercy-Périgord from La Vieille Auberge
On the borders of the Lot, Corrèze and Dordogne departments, the Vieille Auberge is the ideal starting point for beautiful discoveries in our region. Above all, take the time to linger in Souillac, a charming town renowned for its bridges and viaducts (including that of the 19C Borrèze), its emblematic Sainte-Marie abbey capped with Byzantine-style cupolas, its museum of automaton, whose collection of mechanical toys from the 19C and 20C is unique in Europe and its Vieille Prune museum with its Louis Roque distillery.
There is no shortage of outdoor activities in this superb natural environment. You can take the GR6 which links Sarlat to Rocamadour; descend the Dordogne valley by canoe-kayak; swim in the river, classified as a Biosphere World Reserve by UNESCO, or practice your favorite sport for golf enthusiasts on the unusual and exotic 18-hole Souillac Golf course.
But the Dordogne valley is above all a journey through time through parietal art and prehistoric drawings visible in the caves of Pech Merle, Cougnac, or in the facsimiles of Lascaux II, and IV...
A journey that also continues with an exceptional architectural heritage of castles that compete in elegance (the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud which superbly dominate the Dordogne, the Château des Milandes or even the Château de Marqueyssac and its remarkable garden…), churches and superb medieval villages, including Collonges-la-Rouge, Turenne, Autoire, Carennac, Loubressac, Beynac, La Roque Gageac and Domme, all listed as the most beautiful villages in France.
Be seduced by the beauty of the landscapes, the richness of the built heritage and the gastronomic delights of the superb Dordogne valley.