The Dordogne Valley: Historic and Authentic

Laborie is located at the heart of the famous Dordogne Valley region in the Lot, South-West France, a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, medieval villages and mighty châteaux. Defined by the river which gives the region its name, the Dordogne winds through magnificent countryside and historic heritage with an endless stream of activities in France's best preserved environment.

Château de Belcastel in Lacave, Dordogne Valley

The Dordogne Valley holds no less than 14 of the Most Beautiful Villages in France as well as the breath-taking ancient city of Rocamadour or the world-renowned historic town of Sarlat in the Périgord which boasts the biggest concentration of medieval buildings in the whole of Europe. What happens underground is equally breath-taking, from the prehistoric paintings of Lascaux to an unforgettable boat ride inside a cave at the Gouffre de Padirac, 103m below the surface.

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Activities

As for outdoor activities, the choice is equally endless and very close-by:

  • Canoeing and swimming in the Dordogne River, the purest in France and the only labelled as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO
  • Hiking on hundreds of marked trails, including the famous Way of Saint-James. Some start on our doorstep.
  • Cycling (we can lend you some bikes)
  • Golf, rock-climbing, pot-holing, hot-air ballooning

FUN ACTIVITIES

Biking in gluges, Dordogne Valley
Dordogne River, Creysse
Natural water slides, Dordogne Valley

Good Food

The best activity of all has to be a rewarding gourmet meal from one of the many delicious restaurants of the area. The rich culinary tradition of the Dordogne offers many gastronomic experiences ranging from Haute Cuisine to more traditional French food
Make sure you try the Rocamadour goat's cheese, juicy melons and strawberries from Beaulieu, walnuts, Quercy lamb, asparagus,        foie gras, truffles...

Rocamadour goats cheese
Food and wine in Martel, Dordogne Valley