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Dordogne, France
Constant Things To Do

The Dordogne is awash with spectacular scenery and a raft of fascinating attractions and distractions, from medieval towns and roaring rivers, to monuments, castles and caves.

Discover bustling country markets, a wealth of wildlife and, of course, the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. And once you've eaten, work up your appetite again on one of the several walking paths and mountain bike trails next to the site.

In the summer months, a nearby lake has a swimming instructor, water toboggans, pedaloes and snack facilities.

Visit the 12th century castle of Chateau de Commarque in the Beune Valley

A treasure trove of castles

Only 45km east of Constant, Château de Commarque sits in the Beune Valley between the towns of Sarlat and Les Eyzies. The original castle and fortified village were constructed in the 12th century, with a keep added in the 16th century. During the summer, there are regular guided tours (in French) around the ruins.

Head 20km south to Château de Castelnaud, a fortress located just across the Dordogne River. This impressive medieval castle brings to life warfare in the Middle Ages, including exciting reconstructions, models, videos and themed events.

Nearby Château des Milandes was built in 1489 by the owner of Chateau de Castelnaud. With Renaissance architecture and gothic elements, this charming castle was bought by Josephine Baker in 1947. Learn about the entertainer's life and the castle's history, before enjoying the birds of prey show and a meal at the restaurant.

Walk around the Jardins de Marqueyssac which overlooks the entire Dordogne Valley

Magical gardens and local gold

The Jardins de Marqueyssac in nearby Vézac offer a pleasant change. The park, which overlooks the entire Dordogne Valley, is designed for walking. The attraction also runs a range of different events, from workshops to candlelit walks, and has a games area for children.

A little further east of Castelnaud la Chapelle, Château de Fénelon overlooks the village of Sainte-Mondane. The 13th-century castle was added to in the 16th century, with little of the original building remaining. It houses a collection of fine furniture, armour and weaponry.

Travelling 90km to the north-east edge of Dordogne, the 13th-century Chateau de Jumilhac is also worth the trip. The unique turret-covered castle is home to a gold museum, which includes works of art and a history of the local gold mining industry.

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