Description: Domme is a marvellous example of a walled bastide town with several fortified gateways in the town walls. It is situated high above the river with outstanding views of the Dordogne and the main châteaux in the area. Underneath the market square there is a cave with stalagmites and stalactites. There are a lot of tourist shops to browse!
Location: In the centre of the Dordogne, about 12km south of Sarlat. You will see signposts for “park and ride” car parks…..we recommend driving into the town itself (not on Thursday which is market day).
General Info: Even if it wasn’t one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, Domme would still be high on the list of places you must visit in the Dordogne. Tourist office website.
Our recommendations: This town is beautifully atmospheric in the evening and on market day. We recommend that you wander around some of the back streets to add to the atmosphere. Look out for Msr Jean Claude Malandain, Domme’s resident artist who has been painting and sketching views of Domme for the last 15 years or so. You will be able to buy some of his work in the local shops.
For the children: There are some gardens on the west side of the town with a small play area and small fairground rides in the market square overlooking the Dordogne.
Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Dordogne:
- Picnic Spots