Château de Castelnaud
The Dordogne, the ideal destination for your camping holiday
Get ready for a holiday high in colour: from the white stone around Périgueux in the Périgord Blanc to the lush green valley of the Vézère in the Périgord Vert. The beauty of the Dordogne is everywhere, its attractions revealed one-by-one, around a bend in the river or deep in the bowels of the earth!
And it’s from your Sandaya campsite that you’ll be able to make the most of the gorgeous scenery, as you spend endless happy days around the heated swimming pools in the water park. Simply book your fully-equipped holiday rental unit or set up your tent or campervan on one of our tree-shaded pitches, then you are free to put together a holiday programme that exactly suits you! A visit to Sarlat, an aquagym session, beach volleyball or simply lazing?
Visit the Dordogne with the family
Ready for a journey to the centre of the Earth? The Dordogne, and especially the Vézère Valley, hides one of the most impressive prehistoric sites in Europe, guaranteed to quench the thirst for adventure of any apprentice caver!
If the Lascaux cave at the International Centre for Cave Art is an absolute must-visit when you’re in the Dordogne, there are also a host of other surprises awaiting you throughout your journey! Just one example is the Proumeyssac Chasm, only a few kilometres away. Climb into its unique basket for a 360° visit as you are lowered into the depths of this “crystal cathedral”.
Visit the Dordogne as a couple
More than anywhere else, the Dordogne invites you to reach for the heights! And it’s from the highpoints of its innumerable châteaux and gardens that you’ll be able to appreciate the most beautiful views over the Périgord landscape. Begin your trip with a stop in Limeuil, officially listed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”.
From its panoramic gardens, take a moment to admire the breathtaking vista over the surrounding area, where the waters of the Vézère join those of the Dordogne. On foot, by bike or in a canoe, travel up-river as far as the famous fortified castle of Castelnaud and the sublime hanging gardens of Marqueyssac. Lying directly above the Dordogne and the charming village of La Roque-Gageac, the winding paths between the exquisitely sculpted box beckon you to abandon the everyday for new and more romantic horizons.
Camping Dordogne: our handy tips for a successful stay
Dordogne, Vézère, Isle, Dronne or Auvézère? Choose your favourite river for a fabulous canoe trip!
Discover the activities and entertainment at the Château de Castelnaud as you slip into the shoes of a mediaeval knight!
Wander between the stalls of one of the local markets and sample the black diamond of the Périgord: the truffle!
Hiking, climbing, mountain-biking: the Dordogne is a veritable paradise for sport in the midst of nature!