CAMPING LA BASTIDE
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Of course the Dordogne is not famous for being a land of great hiking, and yet ... Such a variety of landscapes (forests, hills, rivers, ponds, plains), heritage (castles, caves, pits, gardens, country houses , villages…) and culture will naturally encourage you to take the time… On foot. Isn't the observation of the fauna and flora the basics of discretion but also of discovering the region? Allow yourself to stroll, relax, contemplate and above all meet.
Walking means limiting noise and pollution and slowing down your pace and that of time. So take good walking shoes, possibly poles, especially equipment against the rain and the sun and set off on the hiking trails, the trails, in the forests, along the Dordogne and the Vézère! Hiking is the promise of a vacation full of surprises and encounters ...
Just take advantage of the Greenway from Sarlat to Cazoulès which offers you twenty kilometers of bucolic stroll on an old railway line. Asphalt course open to both walkers, scooters and bicycles, the greenway is perfectly suited to family biking. No significant difference in height, no dangers or obstacles to report, just the pleasure of cycling in the middle of nature and small heritage. You will also be surprised by the richness of the flora and fauna. You will surely meet herons, swans, ducks, geese and who knows ... Perhaps your path will cross that of fishermen happy to share their passion with you? Take the time to take a break to observe the Giants' pots on the Chemin de la Borderie. These rocks formed by the whirlpools of water and pebbles are real natural curiosities.
Continue through the village of Carsac-Aillac with its old world charm. Take a detour to the Groléjac pond for a picnic break with your feet in the water. TheRobert Doisneau space in Rouffillac in Pays de Fénelon is also a must visit on your way. Do you want to explore the region further by bike? Get inspired by the Map of the Dordogne castles by bike to plan your walks with family or friends. Simple or sporty tours, you will find all the information you need to properly prepare your bike rides in the Périgord Noir. You will know all the greenways, cycle routes and circuits classified by level of difficulty. For the more athletic, circuits of more than 50 km are also marked! So all by bike!
The location of Villefranche du Périgord, on the border of the Dordogne (between Périgord Noir and Périgord Pourpre), Lot and Lot et Garonne, will project you into the center of a rich tourist sector: Castles, villages, caves, prehistory and the Middle Ages, built heritage, natural heritage ...
Discover the charter Heritage Discovery.
All your senses will be awakened. Among the picturesque villages, Villefranche du Périgord Goujounac, Monpazier and its craftsmen, Belvès and its troglodyte houses, Prayssac and its circular construction or Puy l'Evêque and its breathtaking views over the Lot valley are not to be missed. . The larger towns like Sarlat, Bergerac, Périgueux, Cahors, Villeneuve sur Lot or Agen, all about 1 hour drive from the camping, are also full of interests and treasures to better feel the region, understand its history and exchange with its inhabitants. For those passionate about the artisanal or industrial heritage, visit the chestnut mill at Domaine de Rapatel (Villefranche du Périgord) to follow the production of walnut and prune oil. Meet at the Belvès spinning mill, at the paper mill (Couze and Saint Front) and take an interest in the manufacture of tiles, terracotta and ceramics in Condat.
Go observe the craftsmen (glassblower, ceramist, stonework, pottery, etc.) in their workshops or in specialized markets. If you want to rediscover prehistory, go to the Gouffre de Padirac, the most famous and oldest cave fitted out for tourist visits, to the chasms of Maxange and Proumeyssac. And of course don't miss the Lascaux caves! Finally the castles… Many castles and residences can be visited; you will not be able to miss the castle of Bonaguil, which saw Laurence of Arabia pass before her departure for the Middle East, the castle of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and its collection of weapons and armor and the castle of Milandes with its collections by Joséphine Baker. An extraordinary black American woman, a figure in the history of France, who has been a resistance, singer and actress at the same time; and who fought against racism and defended the cause of orphaned children.