Located in the heart of Corrèze, our campsite in the Dordogne Valley will allow you to discover all the richness of the surroundings.
Explore the cultural and historical heritage, the natural sites and the typical towns and villages of the Dordogne Valley.
Rent a mobile home in the heart of the Dordogne Valley
To stay in a campsite in the Dordogne valley, you have several choices of rental accommodation:
- The mobile homes can accommodate between 2 and 8 people for your vacations as a couple, family or group.
- The rental rates vary according to the facilities and the capacity of the mobile home.
- In addition, it is available throughout the year. For the Coco Sweet, it is necessary to count in low season 259 euros and 792 € per week in high season. It is a rental composed of 2 rooms, one with a double bed and another room with 2 single beds.
- You will also find a fully equipped kitchenette. More spacious with bathroom and toilet, the Cottage Privilege 2 bedrooms is from 357 € per week in low season.
- Otherwise, you can also turn to campsites.
Confort cottage 2 bedrooms
Confort cottage 3 bedrooms
Privilège cottage 2 bedrooms
Privilège cottage 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
Unusual Cottage Coco sweet
Opt for a stay in the Dordogne Valley
Staying in the Perigord is an opportunity to discover the pearls of France:
- The nature
Between river, forest and mountains, the Dordogne Valley is ideal for nature lovers
- The activities
Going to Saint-Robert, the castle of Turenne, Rocamadour and Sarlat-la-Canéda are among the activities to do.
- The family
The activities, the camping, the environment… everything is there to make your family stay perfect
- The calm
Far from the urban hubbub, the campsites in the Lot allow you to recharge your batteries.
The campsite Le Gibanel offers you low-cost rental accommodation.
Tourist activities in the Dordogne Valley
With an incredibly rich historical heritage and an exceptional natural setting, the Dordogne Valley is full of tourist attractions: between prehistoric sites, medieval villages, castles, natural sights and gourmet gastronomy, your stay promises to be full.
From the campsite in Corrèze, come and discover this magnificent region. For unforgettable vacations in Corrèze, choose our campsite le Gibanel !
The Dordogne Valley is famous for its incredible density of castles: don’t miss the towers of Merle and the castles of Castelnau-Bretenoux or Fénelon, Montal for the Renaissance, or the castles of Hautefort and Pannonia representing the 17th and 18th centuries.
A land of art and history, the Dordogne Valley is also rich in exceptional sites, from prehistoric heritage to the highest places of the Middle Ages. Paleontology and prehistory enthusiasts will appreciate the cave paintings of the Merveilles, the Neanderthal Man Museum in La-Chapelle-aux-Saints, and the Archéosite des Fieux in Miers. The architectural heritage of the towns also bears witness to life in the valley during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: among the must-see sites is the enchanting religious town of Rocamadour.
The natural heritage is among the richest and most varied in France. The important network of waterways, partly underground, has given birth to the most beautiful caves with concretions: during your stay, consider visiting the caves of Lacave, the caves of Presque, as well as the unmissable Gouffre de Padirac.
Rivers in the Dordogne Valley
We have listed below the rivers of the Dordogne Valley:
- La Dordogne
- La Maronne
- La Cère
The Dordogne Valley is a wonderful playground for water sports enthusiasts. The ten dams which punctuate its bed have given birth to large stretches of calm water suitable for swimming, fishing, boat rides and family practice of paddle, pedal boat or canoe. These dams are also points of interest to visit, to discover the mechanisms of hydroelectricity and enjoy breathtaking views. In other places, the waters of the Dordogne are lively, favoring the practice of hydrospeed, sport kayak and adventure courses.
The most beautiful villages in the Dordogne Valley
The Dordogne Valley is home to many charming villages.
Among them, several are classified “Most beautiful villages of France” and deserve your attention for their beauty and for the richness of their heritage:
- Autoire, also known as the “little Versailles
- Carennac, whose Renaissance houses line the river around the Château des Doyens
- Collonges-La-Rouge, the “city of 25 towers” of red sandstone
- The medieval village of Curemonte, with 3 castles, 3 churches and 3 fountains
- Loubressac, a perched village which offers a unique panorama on the valley.
Historical heritage of the Dordogne valley
The Dordogne valley is known for its churches, manors, gardens and castles. Among the most famous are the castles of Castelnaud and Beynac, which were sworn enemies during the Hundred Years War; the castles of Fénelon and Rocamadour also attract many visitors, as do those of Hautefort, Pannomie and Vassinhac.
It is in this beautiful residence that Josephine found refuge at the beginning of the German occupation. It was also here that the woman known as the “Black Venus” was visited by an officer of the French Military Intelligence, who offered her to become an “honorable correspondent” – the American artist did not appreciate being called a “spy. She carried out numerous intelligence missions with high-level political and military officials, including Mussolini.
The Dordogne valley also seduces by the authenticity of its villages, and more particularly the five that are part of the “most beautiful villages of France”. Three are located in the north of the Lot, in Occitania: Autoire, Carennac and Loubressac; the other two are located in the south of Corrèze, in New Aquitaine: Collonges-la-Rouge and Curemonte.
The Dordogne valley : prehistoric site
The prehistoric sites that are the caves and the chasms make the richness of the heritage of the Dordogne valley. Some of these sites are widely known, even beyond the French borders, in particular the chasm of Padirac and the cave of Lascaux; we can also mention the prehistoric cave of Merveilles, the caves of Lacave or the caves of Cougnac. These places contain in particular several rupestral paintings dating from twenty or three thousand years and representing animals and objects of the everyday life, as well as human figurations. These are all works that inform us about the way of life and the environment of the first human communities established in Europe.
Castles in the Dordogne Valley
The Dordogne valley is home to several castles that have played a role in the history of the region and the kingdom of France. Among the most visited buildings are the Tours de Merle, a 12th century citadel overlooking the Maronne River. Visitors are also interested in the castle of Vassinhac, a restored 16th century building where one can discover several period furnished rooms, among which the Louis XVI lounge and the bedroom of the writer Colette. Several other castles are worth a visit in the Dordogne valley, in particular the castles of Fénelon and Hautefort, but also those of Milandes, Castelnaud, Rocamadour or Beynac.
Beaches and swimming in the Dordogne valley
The beautiful sunny days of the summer period – where the temperature often exceeds 30 degrees – make the lakes, streams and small creeks and waterfalls very popular with locals and holidaymakers alike. If the Dordogne is a delight for fishing and canoeing enthusiasts, the valley has many other swimming spots, including wild streams and waterfalls, lakes surrounded by forests, water parks and slides…
The beautiful sandy and pebble beaches are also ideal for swimming, napping or picnicking with family and friends. Families can choose from several supervised beaches: Gluges beach, Tauriac lake, Coiroux lake in Aubazine, Miel lake in Beynac… The valley also has many wild beaches, those little secret spots along the river: Magali beach in Liourdes, beach of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, beach of Montvalent, beach of Creysse… The waterfalls also make the happiness of the holiday makers: waterfall of Autoire, waterfalls of Murel in Albussac, waterfall of Vieyres in Lamativie…