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Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

1. Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides. The village is classified as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France"). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years' War, the bastide was coveted by the English who first took the town in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again. Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river. Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defences were built up on the plateau: double crenellated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.

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What people are saying about Sarlat-la-Canéda

The meeting point was easy to find as we were staying at the Best Western, closeby. We left on time and our guide was extremely nice and knowledgeable. Will bring our family to do this tour when they come to France. It would suit all ages and very interesting.

Martin was a superb guide who was both informative and humorous. He provided not only historical information but insights into life must have been back in the day. Views were outstanding and provided us with some classic images of the Dordogne.

Very enjoyable way to get a first taste of the region. Martin was an excellent guide and provided interesting commentary throughout. Very good value trip... highly recommended.

Hope to be with Martin. He knows the history of Périgord very well and knows how to treat us with care.

Pleasant, friendly, informative & worthwhile. Highly recommended.