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The Most Beautiful Villages of France

No fewer than nine “Most Beautiful Villages of France” await you in the Périgord Noir!
Head for the villages of La Roque-Gageac, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castelnaud and its castle,
as well as Saint-Amand de Coly, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère and Belvès, not to mention the beautiful bastides of Domme, Limeuil  and  Monpazier.

The nine villages of the Périgord Noir

officially listed as “Most Beautiful Villages of France”

If you’re hoping for an escapade through the most beautiful villages of France, you’ve come to the right place!

Among the 154 villages all over France with this label, no fewer than ten are located in the Dordogne, including nine in the Périgord Noir!

The not-to-be-missed villages

in the Périgord Noir

Don’t forget your camera when you head out for these exceptional destinations!
The paved streets of the villages lead you to the magnificent
castles of the Périgord and listed historical buildings.

On a guided tour or from a cargo barge, enjoy a view from the Dordogne or Vézère River, and discover these most beautiful villages at your own pace!

Stroll along to discover these nine marvels of the Périgord Noir

Head for the village of La Roque-Gageac , built along an impressively steep cliffside!
On the way, don’t miss the listed historic castle of the
village of Beynac-et-Cazenac !
And to get a spectacular view, head for the
village of Castelnaud , where the houses appear to be stacked on top of each other! At this famous castle, you’ll find not only a breath-taking view but also an amazing amount of history.  

And speaking of great views, don’t miss the village of Domme  perched on the cliffside! With its ramparts, Templar Prison and panoramic view over the valley, this bastide of golden stones has kept its old-fashioned charm intact!

Continue on to the village of Belvès , overlooking the Nauze Valley.

In the Vézère Valley, at the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers, the village of Limeuil  appears to have stepped straight out of the Middle Ages! Don’t miss the buccolic charm of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère , nestled along the riverbank.  In Saint-Amand-de-Coly , you’ll get the opportunity to enter the 12th-century abbey church, considered the most beautiful fortified church in the Périgord.

Are you ready? Get set and head out!