The Dordogne valley in Central South West France is where the river extends upstream from the department of the Dordogne, through the Lot and the Corrèze and on to its source in the Puy-de-Dôme mountains.
This area is one of outstanding natural beauty and diversity; dramatic limestone cliffs and steep gorges, undulating hills and verdant pastures, prehistoric caves and cascading waterfalls, majestic rivers and still lakes. It's just perfect for your French wedding!
Steeped in history and culture, there are numerous ancient castles, caves and monuments and many of France’s classified prettiest villages to explore. You can follow in the steps of Richard the Lionheart or travel to Rocamadour, a pilgrimage site on the route to Santiago de Compostela. Other places to visit include Sarlat, the Lascaux Caves, La Roque Gageac, Castelnaud, Collonges-la-Rouge, Bergerac, Brive and Beaulieu.
Enjoy some of France’s finest cuisine with specialties such as Limousin beef, duck, black truffles, cabécou goat’s cheese, walnuts, fruit clafoutis, stuffed cèpe mushrooms and sweet wine vin paillé. Weekly, bustling markets and a choice of gourmet restaurants and delicious seasonal produce await you here.
Whether you fancy navigating the river in a canoe or kayak, cycling or hiking along the thousands of kilometres of country trails, fishing the many lakes and rivers, enjoying a round of golf, discovering the rich variety of wildlife, trekking on a horse up into the hills or just relaxing amidst the peace and tranquility, the Dordogne Valley is the perfect destination for nature and outdoor enthusiasts.
Brive is ideally located at the crossroads of the A20 linking north to south and the A89 linking east to west. It is a comfortable day’s drive from the main channel ports.
There are frequent national and international flights from Bergerac, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Brive, Limoges and Rodez.
The fast speed TGV links Paris to Brive in approximately 4 hours.