A situation of choice
Located in the heart of the Périgord Noir, in Montignac-Lascaux, the Domaine des Compouzines offers an ideal central location. Nestled 2 kilometers from the city center, it enjoys a privileged location, close to the main attractions. The famous caves of Lascaux II and IV are just 1.5 and 2 kilometers away, respectively, giving visitors easy access to these prehistoric wonders. With its 12 lodgings, the Domaine des Compouzines is the ideal starting point for exploring the treasures of the region.
The unmissable caves
The Périgord Noir is full of spectacular caves, among which are the Grotte de Rouffignac and the Grottes de Maxange. The Grotte de Rouffignac, located a short distance from the estate, is known for its impressive prehistoric rock paintings and engravings. Visitors can board an electric train and make their way through underground galleries, admiring depictions of animals and mysterious symbols. As for the Grottes de Maxange, they are famous for their incredible crystal formations and concretions, creating an enchanting underground landscape.
The Valley of 1001 Castles
The Valley of 1001 Castles is an emblematic region that seduces lovers of history and architecture. Nestled in the heart of a picturesque landscape, this valley is full of majestic castles, witnesses of the rich medieval past of the region. From the famous Château de Beynac to the magnificent Château de Castelnaud, each castle offers its own charm and fascinating history. Visitors can walk along the valley and discover the many castles like Les Milandes, Commarque, Puymartin and Losse.
The Gardens of the Dordogne
The Dordogne is full of gardens that enchant visitors with their beauty and peaceful atmosphere. Among these gems are the Jardins d'Eyrignac, renowned for their perfectly trimmed hedges and flowerbeds. The Jardins de Marqueyssac offer panoramic views of the valley, with their winding paths and trimmed boxwood. The Panoramic Garden of Limeuil invites visitors to stroll among the roses and admire the breathtaking view. Finally, the Imaginary Garden of Terrasson offers a dreamlike experience with its waterfalls, its water mirrors and its plant sculptures.
The majestic chasms
The region is full of fascinating chasms, the two most famous of which are the Gouffre de Proumeyssac and the Gouffre de Padirac. The Gouffre de Proumeyssac is known as the "Cathedral of Crystal" because of its impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations. Visitors can go down there and admire this unique spectacle. As for the Gouffre de Padirac, it offers an extraordinary underground experience. Visitors descend by boat on an underground river to explore a series of galleries and chambers sculpted by water over millennia.
The region offers a wealth of exciting activities. Hikes allow visitors to explore the landscapes of the Périgord Noir, with marked trails that wind through verdant forests, quiet valleys and rolling hills. Barge rides, available at La Roque-Gageac and Beynac, offer a scenic experience on the Dordogne, allowing visitors to admire majestic castles and steep cliffs. Canoe trips on the Vézère or the Dordogne are popular, offering a unique perspective on this natural beauty, with the chance to explore natural sites and villages along the way.
Sarlat-la-Canéda is a real pearl of the Périgord Noir which seduces visitors with its preserved medieval charm. This magnificent medieval city is full of cobbled streets, golden stone houses and lively squares. Visitors can get lost in the maze of picturesque lanes, discover historic churches and visit the bustling market where local produce abounds. Sarlat-la-Canéda is also renowned for its gastronomy, with its many restaurants offering regional specialties such as foie gras, truffles and renowned wines. It's a real journey through time and an essential stopover for lovers of history, architecture and cuisine.
Towns and villages
The region is full of picturesque villages and towns that captivate visitors. Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, with its medieval architecture, is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Saint-Geniès, meanwhile, seduces with its stone houses and authentic atmosphere. Saint-Coly offers an enchanting setting with its abbey and Romanesque church. La Roque-Gageac, perched on the banks of the Dordogne, enchants with its cliff houses and gardens. Domme, perched on a cliff, offers a breathtaking view of the Dordogne Valley. Finally, Rocamadour, clinging to a cliff, is a major religious and tourist site with its medieval city and its sanctuaries.