The Black Perigord, named after the black oak forest, largely spread across the valleys of the Vezere and the Dordogne, will seduce you for centuries old history. Visits to Castles and bastides (medieval fortified villages) in varied landscapes offer riders memorable sights of this area as well as numerous culinary pleasures the area has many beautiful villages, magnificent castles and impressive cave systems.
In the Dordogne are the picturesque villages of Beynac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, La Roche Gageac, Domme and Sarlat. A little further south is the most beautiful village of Belves. Along this same stretch of river are the magnificent castles of Beynac, Castelnaud and Les Milandes, as well the caves at Domme, and the troglodyte dwellings under the main square of Belves.
There are so many wonderful sights to explore both on horseback and on foot. Riding horses between these villages and castles enables you to step back in time and follow medieval tracks and forest pathways as you are seduced by the landscapes and history of the area.
The Perigord is also famous for its food, particularly duck and goose products such as confit de canard and foie gras, as well as the infamous black truffles. Both red and white Bergerac and Monbazillac wines are produced in the region, so lovers of both food and wine will not be disappointed.
Explore the Castles and bastides (medieval fortified villages) of the Black Perigold with varied landscapes on this riding holiday. Visit the beautiful city of Sarlat and savour delicious french food and wine.