The 'Pays des Bastides' organisation has been formed to promote the Bastides and medieval cities at the heart of Périgord.
Situated between Bergerac and Sarlat, in the south of the Dordogne department, the Home of the Bastides (medieval defensive 'new towns') offers the visitor a wealth of attractions - a rich architectural and natural heritage, numerous leisure activities, superb cuisine, delightful holiday accommodation, fascinating local arts and crafts.....and a warm welcome from the locals!
Come and experience a taste of medieval life in the heart of the Périgord: wander the narrow lanes of the bastide towns, admire the Romanesque and gothic architecture of our abbeys, brave the castle dungeons! From the craggy cliffs of the Dordogne valley to the vineyards of Bergerac, discover all the wonders that this region has to offer!
Whether you're looking for culture, outdoor activities or a gastronomic tour - our 8 Tourist Offices have all the information and practical help you need. Welcome to Dordogne Périgord!
Tourist map of Pays des Bastides