Dordogne Activities

It is impossible to list all the activities you could undertake in the Dordogne. Much of the Dordogne region is stunning countryside and it’s easy to get off the beaten track. Discover beautiful, sleepy villages or pay a visit to one of the many popular tourist destinations.

During the year, there are also lots of different festivals to enjoy throughout the Dordogne.

Dordogne Destinations

The following are just a few suggestions. Investing in a good guide book could certainly prove worthwhile! Our blog, ‘What to do in the Dordogne‘ is also packed with ideas and information.

Dordogne Activities – Get Sporty

Tennis Courts

Saint Cyprien, La Roque Gageac – Rough court at the Parc.


Villeneuve-sur-Lot, telephone 0553 01 60 19.
Lolivarie at Siorac, telephone 0553 30 22 69.
Chateau les Merles at Mouleydier, (includes a good restaurant) telephone 0553 63 13 42.

Horse Riding

Centre Equestre at Vitrac, telephone 0553 59 34 31. Book in advance.
Rougier-Castelnaud Riding for children and the less experienced, telephone 0553 29 51 86.


Castelnaud, La Roque Gageac, Vitrac.

Bicycle Hire

Robert at Le Coux telephone 0553 30 35 17.

Dordogne Markets

If you are self-catering in the Dordogne, you can stock up on fresh produce at one of the local markets. These are usually held in the morning and run until 12.30pm. During the summer months, special night markets are also held in many towns. These are also well worth a visit. Most towns and villages in the Dordogne have a regular market.

Dordogne activities

Market in St. Cyprien

Supermarkets are located at St Cyprien (open on Sunday morning) and Sarlat. Please remember that many shops and all banks close on Mondays. The nearest cashpoint is at St Cyprien which also has two petrol stations. Below are a few of our favourite Dordogne markets.

  • Les Eyzies on a Monday.
  • Le Bugue on a Tuesday.
  • Sarlat on a Wednesday & Saturday.
  • Domme on a Thursday.
  • Le Buisson on a Friday.
  • St Cyprien on a Sunday.


Services differ from village to village.

Catholic masses are:

  • La Roque Gageac on a Saturday at 6.30pm.
  • St Cyprien on a Sunday at 11.15am.

Anglican Church:

  • Limeuil on a Sunday at 10.30am.

Useful Telephone Numbers

  • Police – 0553 28 30 17 & 17
  • Fire – 18 Mob 018
  • Emergency Medical Aid – 15 Mob 015
  • Doctor (Dr Bellevallee at Belves) – 0607 50 34 55
  • Hospital – 0553 317575
  • Mairie (Castelnaud) – 0553 29 51 21
  • Post Office (Castelnaud) – 0553 29 56 93
  • British Consulate – Bordeaux – 0557 222110
  • UK Dialling Code: 00 44

Find out more about the different areas of the Dordogne.

Enjoy these Dordogne activities and more when staying at Les Milandes. It’s a great destination for families and couples. Choose from four very different properties. Each property has access to a swimming pool and all have a private terrace with stunning views.