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Where to Stay and Eat in the Dordogne Valley

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some of the more unusual and unknown

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Things to See and Do in the Dordogne Valley [2]


Castel Novel, near Brive

A Châteaux & Hôtels Collection hotel, very comfortable and traditional, and with an excellent restaurant. Would make a good base to visit Brive, the Causses and Corrèze. www.castelnovel.com [3]

Les Esclargies, eco-tourism hotel, Rocamadour

The perfect base to spend a few days discovering the secrets of Rocamadour. Right in the heart of the village yet peaceful and serene. www.esclargies.com [4]

La Roseraie, Montignac

Visit in May to experience the best of the wonderful rose gardens, or any time of year for country charm on the banks of the Vézère River. www.laroseraie-hotel.com [5]

Le Moulin du Roc was built in the 17th century to extract oil from walnuts

Le Moulin du Roc, Champagnac-de-Bélair

Stylishly converted mill not far from Brantôme. he choice of dining in the romantic restaurant or on the riverside terrace adds to the appeal. www.moulinduroc.com [6]

Le Vieux Logis, Trémolat

Elegance and bucolic charm throughout the house and gardens, and a top-notch restaurant. www.vieux-logis.com [7]

Hôtel La Belle Étoile, La Roque-Gageac

Right on the water’s edge in one of the most picturesque villages in the whole of the Dordogne. Has a great restaurant too. www.hotel-belle-etoile-dordogne.fr [8]

Hôtel Compostelle Sarlat

Popular modern hotel with easy car parking just five minutes’ walk from the centre of Sarlat. www.hotel-compostelle-sarlat.com [9]

Le Vieux Logis supports a gastronomic restaurant and a bistro

Hôtel la Couleuvrine, Sarlat

Quirky and romantic hotel in a characterful old building right on the very edge of the old city, so it’s a popular choice with a good restaurant. Good value. www.la-couleuvrine.com [10]


Domaine de Fumel

Luxury gîtes for couples in a medieval farmhouse complex set in quiet and peaceful surroundings. www.domainedefumel.com [11]

Les Chouettes

A 250-year-old Périgourdin cottage situated in the most beautiful part of the French countryside close to the Dordogne River. www.thefrenchcountrycottage.com [12]


Charbonnel, Brantôme

This eatery is not only getting rave reviews but giving the nearby Moulin de l’Abbaye a run for its money. www.lesfrerescharbonnel.com [13]

Les Frères Charbonnel is a hotel too, but is becoming noticed as a restaurant

La Tour des Vents, Monbazillac

Sumptuous cuisine, impeccable service and a panoramic view over the city of Bergerac. What’s not to like? www.tourdesvents.com [14]

Le Vieux Logis, Trémolat

Summer dining on the terrace is a must at this Relais & Châteaux establishment that gets five-star TripAdvisor reviews. www.vieux-logis.com [7]

L’Essentiel, Périgueux

People come here for a special lunch or dinner. Éric Vidal has held his Michelin star since 2008. www.restaurant-perigueux.com [15]

L’Imparfait, Bergerac

Sit outside on a warm day and soak up the ambience as you eat classic French dishes with a twist at this Bergerac stalwart. www.imparfait.com [16]

La Belle Étoile, La Roque-Gageac

Currently the best place around, you need to book in advance, especially if you want to sit on the terrace overlooking the river. Superb food, great value. www.hotel-belle-etoile-dordogne.fr [8]

La Table d’Olivier, Brive

Pierre Neveu serves highly original dishes worthy of his recent Michelin star rating.
Tel +33 (0)55 5189 9595

Le Cantou, Collonges-la-Rouge

A hidden gem and quite possibly most people’s idea of the perfect French restaurant. Charming and friendly, run by the same family for eight generations. Highly recommended. www.lecantou.fr [17]

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