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Dordogne, France

Brantôme

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Brantôme

The ancient, mystical and sacred town of Brantôme has fascinated visitors for centuries. Nestled in a cluster of limestone caves high on the Aquitaine plateau, Brantôme’s natural beauty, bubbling spring, and well-stocked river attracted its earliest inhabitants over forty thousand years ago.

The Celts, and their mystic Druid priests, gave Brantôme its name, a combination of the Celtic words for water and rocks. After the Celts, the town was inhabited by Romans, then early Christians, and a community of monks whose early monastery was to evolve into the splendid abbey we see today.

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Brantôme
24310 Brantôme
Dordogne
Aquitaine

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Dordogne

Known otherwise as the Dordogne, Perigord and Gascony are the heart and soul of la belle France, a land of dense oak forests, winding rivers, emerald-green fields and famously rich country cooking. It’s the stuff of which French dreams are made: turreted châteaux and medieval villages line the riverbanks, wooden-hulled gabarres (traditional flat-bottomed, wooden boats) ply the waterways, and market stalls overflow with foie gras, truffles, walnuts, cheeses and fine wines.

The Dordogne département has a bevy of bastides (fortified towns) and fantastic medieval castles, as well as Europe’s most spectacular cave paintings, and probably the best cuisine. To the northeast, the Limousin région – encompassing the Haute-Vienne, Creuse and Corrèze départements – is the most rural, strewn with farms and hamlets, as well as the porcelain centre, Limoges. To the south, the Lot département is ribboned with rivers to cruise and caverns to explore, plus dramatic hilltop villages, and medieval settlements.

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Other Local Activities in Dordogne

  • Abbaye de St- Pierre
  • Albi
  • Auch
  • Autoire
  • Basilique Saint Sernin de Toulouse
  • Bergerac
  • Beynac-et-Cazenac
  • Bourdeilles
  • Brantôme
  • Cahors
  • Castres
  • Cathédrale St-Pierre de Condom
  • Cathédrale Ste-Marie d'Auch
  • Château de Castelnaud
  • Château de Monbazillac
  • Château de Beynac
  • Château de Biron
  • Château de Commarque
  • Château de Hautefort
  • Château de Losse
  • Château de Marqueyssac
  • Château de Puymartin
  • Château des Milandes
  • Cordes sur Ciel
  • Domme
  • Dordogne Valley
  • Larressingle
  • Les Eyzies
  • Maison Forte de Reignac
  • Montauban
  • Musée Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Notre-Dame de Rocamadour
  • Périgueux
  • Sarlat
  • St-Jean-de-Côle
  • Toulouse
  • Vieux Palais