Holidaying in the Périgord invites you to visit caves listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stroll through lush forests or renowned vineyards, discover the charm of old stone in picturesque villages, etc. Les Collectionneurs offers a selection of charming establishments where you can stay or have a bite to eat.
Visiting the Dordogne is to dive into history starting in prehistory where already the Man of Cro-Magnon inspired by the Vézère Valley has expressed his art. Admire the the frescoes of these impressive prehistoric caves. La Dordogne, which has seen the birth of illustrious writers, including La Bomete et Montaigne, is a country laden with history from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The Périgord is brimming with castles, witness to its hectic history with the troglodyte fortresses of La Roque Saint-Christophe, la Madeleine and Reignac, and remarkable castles such as Hautefort, Beynac, Losse, Castelnaud and Commarque.
The villages and small towns are worth a detour, from Bergerac to Sarlat via Terrasson or La Roque-Gageac, situated at the foot of impressive cliffs and Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, nicknamed "the small world capital of prehistoric times". You must visit the Bastide de Monpazier, the hanging gardens of Marqueyssac or the French garden of Eyrignac Manor.
Wine lovers will appreciate Monbazillac, a town known for its sweet white wine. The estate stretches around the château de Monbazillac built in 1550 whose architecture is out of style with its four mâchicoulis towers and cellars. Stop off at Périgueux to contemplate the remains of the amphitheatre of this Gallo-Roman city and take advantage of the panoramic view of the historical centre offered by the Tower of Mataguerre.
The department of the Dordogne, in New Aquitaine, is nestled on the foothills of the central massif, between the Causses du Quercy, the orchards of Lot-et-Garonne and the graves of the Gironde. The Périgord is rich in four colours. Composed of limestone plateaus, the White Périgord surrounds the medieval town of Périgueux. The Isle Valley is the ridgeline of this beautiful, rolling region. Further south, the Sarlat-la-Canéda region, with its chestnut, walnut and pine forests, is nicknamed the Black Périgord. This region, which centres around two rivers, the Dordogne and Vézère, boasts a number of historical sites dating back to earlier times with the Lascaux Cave, the Palaeolithic "Sistine Chapel" and the medieval city of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
History-lovers will enjoy seeing the Abbey of Brantôme, founded in 769 by Charle-magne. This typical green Perigord village rocked by La Dronne is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. This bubbly oasis echoes the expanses of knian region of the Périgord purple which stretch between Bergerac and Monbazillac.
To discover Périgord, book a few nights in a charming hotel to perfect a romantic stay or a getaway with friends. Depending on your taste and desire, opt for a guesthouse in a bucolic setting or a beautiful hotel in the heart of the city to wander the cobbled streets.
Les Collectionneurs offer a selection of character hotels typical of the region. These establishments are all equipped with fully-equipped, comfortable and spacious rooms. You will find all modern comforts with beautiful bedding, a fully equipped bathroom, flat-screen TV, and Wifi access. These establishments, somewhere between hotels and guesthouses, will leave unforgettable memories of your holidays in the Dordogne. All you need to do is decide whether to stay in a 19th-century country house with period wood panelling and antique furnishings or a manor house with a turret. For an unusual night, take a look at a completely renovated mill whose terrace is ranked as one of the most beautiful in the world. In the summer, you'll have the choice of wandering around the parks, taking breakfast in the shade of a hundred-year-old wisteria, or taking advantage of the heated outdoor pool.
Our establishments offer all kinds of sporting or cultural activities, from tennis to cooking classes. To recharge your batteries, time to lazing around in the relaxation spa area, between the steam room, sauna and hot tub.
Perigord gastronomy is inseparable from the region's four-coloured culinary heritage. The stalls at Sarlat's markets show off truffles and cèpes as well as foie gras, confit and magrets, not forgetting the walnuts. Perigord restaurateurs are attached to the authenticity of their region and are perfecting these flavours with gusto. Treat yourself to a gourmet trip to prolong your stay by booking a room in a hotel-restaurant with a gourmet restaurant during an overnight stopover. Food lovers will love organising a wine-themed weekend in the Périgord where they will discover the vineyards of Bergerac by visiting the estates and inding a Pécharmant on the terrace of a guesthouse.