Périgord as a couple, the top 10 romantic ideas

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Located in the south of France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Périgord has everything to please couples who want to get away from it all. Castles, walks or gardens, the Dordogne is rich in romantic sites. Take your other half to an idyllic region for a dream romantic getaway. Come, we present to you the top 10 romantic ideas in Périgord.

1- Sleep in an unusual rental in Périgord

Live a moment out of time with your other half for an unforgettable night on an unusual site. Perched in a wooden cabin, comfortably installed in a yurt, a caravan or a teepee, the escape will be complete in welcoming and well-decorated accommodation, which sometimes offers private spas. Escape into the great outdoors with your loved one for a unique moment for two. Starry sky lovers can even stay in a transparent bubble, an unusual night that you won't soon forget.

Browse our good addresses to find the best unusual rental for a romantic night in Périgord.


The Floating Cabin, Photo by Philippe Giralt
The Floating Cabin

Unusual rental of La Cabane Flottante

2- Taste the delicious specialties of Périgord as a couple

When we love, we don't count. And this is exactly the case in Dordogne when you discover the good local products to taste. Travel the region with your partner to savor all the gastronomic riches of Périgord. Duck confit, foie gras, fondant duck breast, porcini mushroom omelette or walnut cake, find succulent specialties in the markets, or enjoy a moment for two at the restaurant to appreciate the taste pleasures of the Dordogne.

Book the Périgord restaurant of your choice from our addresses section.


The Charbonnel restaurant
The Charbonnel restaurant

3- Visit the castles of Périgord with your partner

The Dordogne is full of sumptuous castles, most often in hilltop villages, offering breathtaking views of the Périgord and its valleys. Set out to conquer the heritage of Périgord at the Château de Bourdeilles, an impressive 13th century fortress in Périgord Vert. The Château de Monbazillac dating from the 16th century offers you a bucolic stroll between exhibitions and wine tastings, while the Château de Fénelon is one of the most beautiful châteaux in Périgord, with its Lauze roof typical of the region. Château de Castelnaud, de Beynac, des Milandes, de Losse, de Biron, de Bridoire… There are indeed 1001 castles in Périgord!

Lacypierre Castle

4- Walk through a garden hand in hand in Périgord

There is no shortage of greenery in Périgord, places full of magic that leave you dreaming when you walk as a couple. Discover the garden of the imagination in Terrasson-Lavilledieu, an enchanting green theater overlooking the Vézère in the Périgord Noir, or the gardens of Eyrignac, a rural and intimate stroll renowned for its palette of colors, most often called the plant jewel from Périgord Noir. The panoramic gardens of Limeuil, the water gardens of Carsac-Aillac or the gardens of Marqueyssac, visit an English or French garden in Périgord.

You will love discovering our article on the most beautiful gardens in Périgord.


The gardens of the Eyrignac manor Guide of Périgord

The gardens of the Manoir d’Eyrignac


5- Observe the starry skies as a duo in Dordogne

What a magical moment to spend a night observing the stars, these pretty points of light which provide a romantic setting for romantic evenings. You're lucky, Périgord is a fabulous destination for admiring starry skies, especially if you stay in the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park. Summer is the best time to equip yourself with binoculars and telescopes. With two astronomy clubs made up of enthusiasts, detail the entire map of the sky during the night of the stars which takes place over three days in August in Périgord and throughout France.

6- Take a dream photo with your lover in Périgord

Magnificent landscapes abound in the Dordogne where many spots are ideal for taking the perfect shot to frame. Sarlat-la-Canéda and its Place de la Liberté, backdrop with the Vézère and the Dordogne at Limeuil or viewpoint on the cliffs overlooking the Dordogne at La Roque-Gageac, put on your best smile. Multiply the shots to create a beautiful photo album on your return to each of the charming villages of Périgord.

Immortalize your getaway in the most beautiful photo spots in the Dordogne.


7- Discover the pretty villages of Périgord as a couple

With many villages named the most beautiful in France, the Dordogne is a romantic destination for visits for two. Visit Sarlat-la-Canéda, a medieval town in Périgord Noir which preserves an exceptional heritage with 66 listed monuments. Explore Domme, one of the jewels of Périgord Noir, a flowery village-belvedere draped in golden stones or escape to Brantôme, nicknamed the Venice of Périgord, which nestles in a green setting where the Dronne flows, offering a lush landscape. Let yourself be transported by the charm of the small villages of Périgord, typical representations of the Dordogne.

Saint Aulaye in love

The paths of Périgord as a couple


8- Meet the producers and artisans of the Dordogne with your lover

If you have dined at a restaurant or explored the markets of the Dordogne, you must have noticed the many riches offered by Périgord. Discover the artisans and producers who will happily open their cellars, their workshops, their mills or their farms to you. Regional wines, Périgord poultry, virgin walnut oils or walnut flours, taste the region's gastronomic gems with your other half. Don't hesitate to linger, the local people will be happy to explain their job to you.

Browse our section looking for tours and tastings to do for two.


Écomusée de la Truffe

Écomusée de la Truffe
Écomusée de la Truffe

Housed in a fully renovated 19th century farm, the Écomusée de la Truffe welcomes you at the entrance to the ...

Sorges

Biscotterie La Chanteracoise

Biscotterie La Chanteracoise
Biscotterie La Chanteracoise

LA CHANTERACOISE is considered, to this day, as the last artisanal biscuit factory in France. Historically located ...

Saint Germain du Salembre

Huilerie Bocerno

Huilerie Bocerno
Huilerie Bocerno

THE NUT ODYSSEY: AN INNOVATIVE VISIT An immersive experience for the whole family The Domaine opens its doors to the ...

Plazac


9- Tasting Bergerac wine for two in the Dordogne

Bergerac-Duras wine is an appellation available in 4 colors: dry white, sweet white, red or rosé. Taste this great south-west vineyard renowned for its finesse and personality, like the winegrowers who cultivate it with passion. The Bergerac-Duras vineyard has 7 appellations to discover in a natural environment with colorful vines. Visit the cellars, enjoy the fruity nectar and pick up a few bottles to enjoy together.

Here is our selection of Bergerac producers not to be missed.


Monbazillac Guide to Périgord


10- Fly in a hot air balloon as a couple in the Dordogne

It's not about stealing your partner's heart, it's already done. We offer you a breathtaking outing to share with your lover, a flight for two over the magnificent region of Périgord. From the top of your balloon, admire the castles, gardens, rivers and green and colorful landscapes that stretch out before your eyes, a perfect moment for two not to be missed. Hold your breath and open your eyes, you are flying in a hot air balloon with your lover.

Choose the most beautiful landscapes to observe on hot air balloon rides.


Vol en Ballon

Vol en Ballon
Vol en Ballon

BALLOON FLIGHT: DISCOVER THE BLACK PériGORD SEEN FROM THE SKY An aerial escapade in the heart of Périgord. A ...

Saint Vincent de Cosse

Montgolfières du Périgord

Montgolfières du Périgord
Montgolfières du Périgord

At La Roque-Gageac since 1987, a team of professionals is at your service to help you discover the Périgord Noir ...

La Roque Gageac

Perigord Dordogne Hot air balloons

Perigord Dordogne Hot air balloons
Perigord Dordogne Hot air balloons

Join us for a dream moment... A flight of about 1 hour aboard one of our blue balloons decorated with painted birds. ...

Castelnaud la Chapelle


Make perfect love in Dordogne, a region adored by couples looking to escape as a couple. Unusual night, starry sky, specialty and duo visit, you now know the top 10 romantic ideas in Périgord. And if you are engaged, come back and get married in the Dordogne, the region will be perfect for wonderful photos.


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