The surroundings

Discover the Dordogne

The surroundings

Discover the Dordogne

Scenic cities

Surrounding the campsite there is a abundance of villages and cities. Some are close by and others about an hour drive away. Down below you can find summary of what the surroundings have to offer.


Sarlat-la-Canéda, also known as Sarlat, is a 45-minute drive from the campsite. It is a big city, with many shops, restaurants and cafes. On Saturday mornings there is a large marketplace where they sell a large variety of local products.


Brive-la-Gaillarde is a modern yet scenic city in the Dordogne. Brive is about 35 minutes drive from the campsite and can be reached via the motorway or via small countryroads. The city has various nice boutiques and coffee bars.


Terrasson is located on a mountain with a beautiful church as its highlight. Those who choose to drive or walk up the mountain from the other side will be rewared with a beautiful view of the city and the rest of the Dordogne. For the people that want to see how chocolate is made there is chocolate museum where you can make and taste your own chocolate.


Perigueux is the capital of the Dordogne. It is romantic city with nice shops and small boutiques. The city is easy to get to and is about a 30 minute drive from the campsite. The city also has an area dedicated to large shopping centers. Shop fun guaranteed!


Brantôme sometimes known as the Venice of Perigord. This romantic town is surrounded by water and definitely worth a visit.


For those who fancy a longer trip, Bordeaux is the perfect day out. This well-known city can be found about a two hour drive away from the campsite. Close to the city of Bordeaux lies a beautiful nature park and for those who want to go all out: the beach is an hour from here.

Tradition of flavors

For gourmands, Périgord is the place of gastronomy, its secrets of making truffle omelettes, porcini mushrooms, chanterelles or walnut oil are tasted with foie gras in all its forms. The gourmet visitor will leave their mouth full of unforgettable memories and flavors.

The caves of Tourtoirac

Even though Touroirac is not that big, it has a rich history. This can be seen, among other things, at the caves in this village. Accompanied by a Dutch, English or French guide you will learn everything about the discovery of the cave and the different types of dripstones, stalactites and stalagmites. Fun for both young and old!

Hautefort Castle

For lovers of the Middle Ages, Périgord is the region of a thousand and one castles! Hautefort castle and its French gardens, Bourdeilles castle, Castelnaud castle and that of Milandes will allow you to travel back in time and discover life in the Middle Ages.

Typical French flea markets

France would not be France if it were not for its typical french flea markets that you can find in almost every village. Around the campsite there are several villages where these flea markets are regularly arranged. Especially during peak season there is plenty to see and experience.

Museum of History

When walking trough Tourtoirac do not hesitate to walk into the museum of Araucania. Even though relatively modest, it is worth a visit for the story of an extraordinary man who died in Tourtoirac and whose kingdom to this day extends from Chile to the confines of Argentina.


Lovers of golf will not fall short during the holidays. Near the campsite is a beautiful golf course where you can hit a few balls.


There are many lakes, rivers and fishingponds in the area. These waters have many different species of fish and they are rich in fish. For those who are interested in throwing some fish on the barbecue in the evening, there are special fishingponds full of fresh fish. It is required that you bring your own fishingrod to be able to fish here. You can buy quality fishingrods for a reasonable price in the area.

Canoeing, climbing and speleology

In the nearby area of our campsite Vert’Auvézère will provide various activities. You can explore the Dordogne by canoe or go rock climbing with the guidance of experts. For nature and cave lovers they organize speleology: climbing through the caves of Tourtoirac while learning all about the different types of rocks, soil and more.

Outdoor karting

A beautiful outdoor go-kart track is a short 40-minute drive away. Fun for the entire family guaranteed! Both young and old can enjoy this race track. At the end of the race you get a list of lap times, so you know exactly who was the fastest!

Forest climbing park

Real daredevils can enjoy themselves in a forest climbing park near the campsite. The park has a dozen or so courses, including easy courses, difficult courses and courses for children. Fear of heights is not convenient here, because you can imagine yourself swinging and clambering up to some meters high in the trees.

The climbing park is equipped with a special safety mechanism. Safety guaranteed at this park.

A relaxing or maybe an adventurous holiday for the whole family?

Come visit Tourtoirac!