Camping Calviac-en-Périgord

A small village in the South-West of France, Calviac-en-Périgord is located in the Dordogne, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. If you are planning a camping holiday in the region, be sure to visit this village with a rich history.

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Calviac-en-Périgord is located mainly on the right bank of the Dordogne River and is part of the natural and cultural region referred to as the Périgord Noir. The landscapes that form the village's natural backdrop bear witness to this. The village is a pleasant stopover point within easy reach of other major sites in the Périgord.

If you are interested in history and are planning to stay at a campsite in or near the Dordogne, be sure to stop off at Calviac-en-Périgord. With just over 500 inhabitants, this small village used to be a land of Resistance fighters and, in June 1944, it suffered a bloody repression at the hands of German soldiers. Nowadays, the village is famous for its charming environment, its heritage and its range of leisure activities that delight tourists and summer holidaymakers.

In terms of heritage, Calviac and its inhabitants are proud of the local jewel: Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens Church dating from the 12th century. In 1125, the Bishop donated it to the Abbot of Sarlat and, today, the imposing solidly built church still has a bay from the original choir, with a broken barrel vault, as well as the south nave which also dates from the 12th century. The northern section, divided into two bays, and the fortified bell tower date back to the 15th century (after the Hundred Years' War). The upper section of the church was rebuilt in the 17th century and has four openings.


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The village of Calviac-en-Périgord is surrounded by many gardens and castles, such as the Château de Fénelon, the Château de Rouffilac and the Château de Paluel, listed as a Historic Monument since 1927. The other major heritage site in the municipality is in the hamlet of Fontcabrol: the Château du Gard. A residence which, despite its name, is actually located in the Dordogne and not in the Gard. It belongs to the Saint-Marc family, which had the castle built in the 19th century in a classical style. Its facade appears to have been greatly inspired by the Petit Trianon, the famous palace built in the 18th century for Madame de Pompadour on request of King Louis XV.


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During their holiday at one of our campsites in the Dordogne, hiking enthusiasts will be delighted to explore all the magnificent walking trails around Calviac-en-Périgord. In particular, the old 180 km pilgrimage route from the Périgord to Rocamadour. This signposted trail winds its way through the vineyards and over the hills of Bergerac before following the verdant Dordogne valley and its cliffs to the Ouysse valley.

It will also be possible to visit the zoological reserve of Calviac. An educational and entertaining tour of the Conservatory of Threatened Species, the reserve is home to about 200 animals from 5 different geographic regions: Europe, Madagascar, South America, Oceania, West Africa. You will be able to enter the enclosures of some animals (lemurs, wallabies, certain birds, etc.), participate in feeding and discover this completely wooded site that runs alongside a park.

Each admission to the reserve contributes to funding the conservation programmes presented to you during the tour. At the end of your visit, you can vote for the one you prefer.