A delightful little Périgord town, Brantôme is without doubt one of the most beautiful sites in the Dordogne. Between stone and water, exceptional architecture and heritage, relax and soak up its charm during your camping holiday.
Have you discovered Brantôme? Described as the “Venice of the Périgord” by the former French president Raymond Poincaré, its idyllic setting is appreciated by thousands of visitors every year. In the heart of a rich green landscape, this fortified mediaeval town is bordered by the River Dronne that majestically encircles the town centre. In the shade of its towering cliffs, come and explore the mysteries of this fabulous site. Officially classed as one of the “most beautiful detours in France” it is definitely well worth the trip! Discover its fascinating cave, carved into the limestone cliffs and over 19,000 years old it is decorated with prehistoric paintings; and the miraculous fountain dedicated to Saint-Sicaire. The town is also a stopping-off point on the Way of Saint-James pilgrimage route, so don’t leave this superb island of stone without having visited its Benedictine abbey. With a bell tower listed amongst the oldest in France, this is a fascinating religious monument you certainly shouldn’t miss!
So what’s on the programme for your visit to the Périgord? A wide range of activities certain to delight all ages! Whether with the family or with friends, experience those simple pleasures that make a great holiday. Hire a canoe and paddle gently down-river, visit the Pierre-Levée Dolmen (listed historical monument), travel back to the Middle Ages and conquer the town’s many châteaux. Fill up on culture at the museum dedicated to the painter Fernand-Desmoulin, sample the delicious Périgord specialities such as porcini mushrooms and truffles... Stroll through the narrow paved streets of this mediaeval town and you’ll be captivated by its troglodyte houses, beautiful natural parks and flower-filled gardens. Take an enchanted break in a breathtakingly bucolic setting! So what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to uncover the secrets of Brantôme!