Centrally located between the Dordogne and Vezère valleys, these prestigious houses allow exploration of the landscapes, cultural history and internationally renowned gastronomy of the mythical Périgord Noir region.
Breathtaking panoramas and picturesque villages (Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac, Catelnaud-la-Chapelle, Limeuil…), most in the exclusive club of “Plus Beaux Villages de France”, reveal architectural treasures embedded in gentle green landscapes. The network of minor roads crisscrossing the region reserve surprises at almost every turn as a multitude of extraordinary noble houses, manor houses and castles (Beynac, Castelnaud, Commarque…) emerge, many with impressive gardens (Les Millandes, Eyrignac, Marqueyssac…). Natural marvels are dotted throughout the region and add excitement to journeys of discovery, such as the cliff face of La Roque-Saint-Christophe, the abyss of Proumeyssac, and that of Padirac a little further away, as is the famous perched village of Rocamadour.
The sheer number of prehistoric sites the length of the Vezère valley earns it the name “The Valley of Man”. It is a land of ancient memory having harboured in rock shelters and caves Neanderthal populations and then settlements of Cro-Magnon. The village Les Eyzies is recognised as the World Capital of Prehistory with the outstanding museum (Musée National de la Préhistoire) exhibiting a wealth of artefacts left by our ancestors, illustrating and explaining their way of life.