The Rough Guide to the Dordogne & the Lot

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This practical travel guide to the Dordogne & the Lot features detailed factual travel tips and points-of-interest structured lists of all iconic must-see sights as well as some off-the-beaten-track treasures. Our itinerary suggestions and expert author picks of things to see and do will make it a perfect companion both, ahead of your trip and on the ground. This Dordogne & the Lot guide book is packed full of details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information and top time-saving tips, including a visual list of things not to miss. Our colour-coded maps make the Dordogne & the Lot easier to navigate while you're there. This guide book to the Dordogne & the Lot has been fully updated post-COVID-19 and it comes with a free eBook.

The Rough Guide to THE DORDOGNE & THE LOT covers: Périgueux and the north, Bergerac and around, Sarlat and the Périgord Noir, the Upper Dordogne valley and Rocamadour, the Lot Valley and around, south of the River Lot.

Inside this Dordogne & the Lot travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selected for every kind of trip to the Dordogne & the Lot, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Monpazier to family activities in child-friendly places, like Cordes-sur-Ciel or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like St-Cirq Lapopie.


Essential pre-departure information including the Dordogne & the Lot entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Includes carefully planned routes covering the best of the Dordogne & the Lot, which give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter of this Dordogne & the Lot travel guide includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for visiting deep cave formations resplendent with prehistoric art, marvelling at cliff-edge castles or sampling one of the many truffle-toting restaurants.


Rough Guides' rundown of Périgueux, Sarlat, Rocamadour, the Lot Valley's best sights and top experiences help to make the most of each trip to the Dordogne & the Lot, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, this Dordogne & the Lot guide book will help you find the best places, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter of this travel guide to the Dordogne & the Lot features fascinating insights into the Dordogne & the Lot, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy and the spectacular Sarlat-la Canéda.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Bergerac, Cahors and many more locations in the Dordogne & the Lot, reduce the need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of this guide book to the Dordogne & the Lot allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789195866
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 1/1/2022
Pages: 328
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

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4.7 out of 5, 24 global ratings

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Reviewed on August 21, 2022
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Loads of info great little maps, took on holiday for a quick reference. Loaded with info

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Reviewed on August 15, 2022
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Well written & informative.

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Reviewed on March 07, 2022
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quick service, informative guide. Looking forward to using it this summer.

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