The Black Perigord, one of 4 (Green, White, Purple), is made of the Dordogne Valley famous for its beautiful villages and castles and the Vezere Valley for its prehistory and history richness. Sarlat, its capital city, show cases beautiful medieval and Renaissance architecture.
  • The Sarladais Villages : nestled amongst the cliffs for some, those villages are known for their ochre stones buildings and castles. Cruising « en gabarre » on the river is a popular choice, offering magnificient panoramas on the villages.
  • Caves & Abysses : true underground jewels, you’ll admire beautiful crystals, stalactites or stalagmites as well as underground rivers. Maxanges or Dommes Caves, Pibrac or Proumeyssac Abysses and more. There is a large choice of underground experiences to pick from.
  • History & Prehistory : the Vezere Valley hosts a large number of prehistoric sites ; Lascaux II cave is a replica of the famous Lascaux cave where impressive paleolithic rock arts can be seen.
  • Perigourdine gastronomy : goose foie gras, nuts and chestnuts, truffles and ceps are some of the typical regional specialties.
  • Sarlat & Black Perigord Visitor Information Centre