Les Quatre Pins Dordogne Bed and Breakfast

Dordogne Attractions and Activities

Dordogne has many attractions and activites and is one of the few places in France, which has so much to offer the visitor.  The region is steeped in history with numerous tourist sites, beautiful villages, stunning scenery and a variety of activities, there is something for everyone.   

Dordogne is home to 10 officially designated 'most beautiful villages' in France, four of which are near to Grolejac.  Below is information about the attractions and a list of activities which are within a short driving distance from Les Quatre Pins Dordogne bed and breakfast.  There are many sight seeing opportunities and we hope that the information below might help you understand how wonderful the Dordogne river valley really is.

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Sarlat is the capital of Perigord Noir and is by far the most important tourist destination in the region. Visitors come to discover the secrets of this medieval jewel, with its honey-coloured buildings with twisted towers, turrets and gables, alleyways and courtyards, its excellent market, art galleries, exhibitions and street entertainment of all kinds.

Domme - Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Domme is a captivating bastide town with its old white stone houses with their brown-tiled roofs and flowering balconies standing on a towering hill with panoramic views over the peaceful meandering river Dordogne

La Roque Gageac -Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

La Roque Gageac nestles at the foot of the cliffs, with its honey-coloured houses and its pretty river frontage. From La Roque Gageac you can take a trip aboard a gabare, which is a replica of an 18th Century boat and discover five of the most beautiful chateaux in the valley of the Dordogne.

Beynac - Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Beynac is a delight to visit, meander through its ancient little streets and tiny squares, up past the castle walls to the medieval chapel, where there is a superb panorama over the valley. The castle of Beynac is one of the most impressive fortresses in the region.

Castelnaud - Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Castelnaud castle appears to rise up out of the medieval village, which is nestled on the slopes of the hill, the castle houses an unrivalled collection of weapons and armour.

Chateau des Milandes

Chateau des Milandes, the former home of Josephine Baker, the international singing star, who founded her 'world village' for abandoned children. During your visit you will discover, ornamental gardens and a falconry show.

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, the romantic and picturesque gardens offer more than six kilometres of shaded paths bordered by 15000 hand pruned  box-trees a hundred years old. You can walk along the paths to the Belvedere, a 130 meters above the river, gives an exceptional view of the Dordogne Valley with its castles, river and woodland

Prehistoric sites

Drive through stunning countryside to the Vezere Valley, home of the most important prehistoric sites in France.  Visit the famous cave paintings of Lascaux or the National Prehistoric Museum at Les Eyzies and the spectacular caves in the surrounding area, Font-de-Gaume, Les Combarelles and the Grand Roc and many more sites of interest.  Within a 10 minute drive from Grolejac are the Grottes de Cougnac.

Places to visit in the surrounding area

ROCAMADOUR this spectacular village is dramatically sited on a steep rock-face in the gorge of the Alzou. The village consists of a single medieval street at the foot of a precipitous limestone cliff and dominated by a 14th Century castle. Between the village and the castle lies the religious heart of Rocamadour, the shrines, chapels and basilicas.

SAINT CIRQ LAPOPIE, the village perched on a cliff above the river and is one of the major beauty spots of the Lot Valley, the cobbled village streets still have many old houses whose stone and half-timbered frontages date back to the 13th - 16 Centuries. Now its old houses have been taken over by artists and crafts people, attracted by the exceptional beauty of the village and its setting.


COLLONGES-LA-ROUGE, known as 'the village of twenty towers', consists of opulent homes with myriad towers and turrets.  The striking architecture is emphasised by the rich colour of the red granite local stone, which gave the village its name.


GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC, is considered one of the greatest interesting geological sights of France.  The site was discovered in 1889 by Edouard-Alfred Martel, a famous potholer.   After a descent by lifts or stairs you travel by boat along the magnificent galleries.

CARENNAC, LOUBERSSAC, AUTOIRE, AND MARTEL, are all picturesque places to visit in the LOT region, especially a ride on the steam train from Martel, the rail track is carved into the cliffs of Mirandol towering 260 ft above the river Dordogne.



Dordogne river valley is an ideal location with stunning scenery to enjoy the many activities.

Canoeing on the river Dordogne, there are many canoe stations where you can hire canoes, take a picnic and enjoy a day on the river.

Cycling on the cycle track to Sarlat and Souillac or on the Veloroute from Castelnaud down the valley du Ceou to Daglan or from Grolejac to Gourdon. Cycle hire is available locally from Grolejac, Carsac, Sarlat and Castelnaud.

Fishing in the river or on the many lakes in the area.

Golf courses there is an 18 hole golf course at Souillac

Horse Riding is available at nearby Vitrac and Castelnaud.

Hot Air Balloon Trips from La Roque Gageac.

Tennis courts are in most villages.

Walking on marked footpaths, a favourite walk is along the banks of the river with views of the chateaux and the beautiful Dordogne valley scenery. If required we supply routes and maps.

Along with its castles, churches, gardens, beautiful villages, produce and craft markets and variety of activities, Sarlat and the Dordogne region is the perfect destination for an enjoyable and memorable holiday.

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www.dordogne-perigord-tourism.fr     Tourist Information

www.sarlat-tourisme.com                   Tourist Office Sarlat

www.ot-domme.com                         Tourist Office Domme

www.cc-perigord-noir.fr                      Tourist Office Beynac, La Roque-Gageac, Vitrac

www.reserve-calviac.org                     Zoologique Reserve

www.maison-forte-reignac.com           Prehistoric settlement

www.roque-st-christophe.com             Prehistoric settlement

www.castelnaud.com                         An Ancient fortress

www.marqueyssac.com                      Picturesque gardens

www.norbert.fr                                  Boat trips on the river Dordogne

www.gabarre-beynac.com                  Boat trips on the river Dordogne

www.chateau-hautefort.com               Castle and Gardens

www.milandes.com                           The former home of Josephine Baker

www.semitour.com                            Lascaux II prehistoric cave drawings

www.eyrignac.com                             Gardens

www.grandroc.com                            Prehistoric site

www.montgolfiere-du-perigord.com     Hot Air Balloon trips

www.canoes-le-sioux.com                  Canoes for hire

www.musee-prehistoric-eyzies.fr         National Prehistoric Musuem

www.grolejac.com                             Village information and photographs

www.jardinseau.com                         Water Gardens at Carsac

 www.gouffre-de-padirac.co               Geoligical site

www.trainduhautquercy.info               Scenic steam train

www.rocamadour.com                       Rocamadour

http://www.france-beautiful-villages.org  Beautiful villages of France