Swim in the beautiful, oak-fringed river Dordogne or one of our lovely pools complete with flumes and water slides. Enjoy something a little more cultural on the esplanade... Visit the wonderful historic sites of Périgord Noir including the medieval towns of Sarlat and Domme, the châteaux of Castelnaud, Beynac and Milandes and the prehistoric cave art at Lascaux and Les Eyzies. And don’t forget the region’s wonderful cuisine with its truffles, cèpe mushrooms and foie gras.
The + points
The lovely peaceful setting in the heart of Périgord Noir.
The water park and a host of other great facilities for all the family
The walking routes which leave from the campsite.
Le Tournepique at Castelnaud-La-Chapelle serves Basque and local Périgord specialities. Menus from €15 to €30.
Hôtel Restaurant du Château at Beynac.
A trip down the river Dordogne by canoe or in a traditional flat-bottomed barge or “gabarre” to see the most prestigious castles in Périgord.
The medieval town of Sarlat, rich in art and history, capital of Périgord Noir (15 km). The Château de Castelnaud and its museum of medieval warfare (3 km).
Mediaeval walk in Castelnaud: The route passes close to the Château de Castelnaud (a remarkable edifice and the most visited chateau in southern France) as it winds its way through the beautiful Dordogne countryside taking in a number of sleepy villages and some traditional Périgord-style houses before entering the winding always of old Castelnaud on the way back to its starting point at Tournepique.
The fortified town of Domme - the remarkable village of La Roque-Gageac crouching at the foot of towering river cliffs - Beynac and its mediaeval fortress - The Gardens of Marqueyssac at Vezac.
Night-time guided tour
Night-time guided tour of the mediaeval town of Sarlat from 1 July to 31 August.
How to get there and itinerary
From Sarlat - In Sarlat follow signs for Bergerac or Beynac (on the D57) and then turn off towards Castelnaud-La-Chapelle. In Castelnaud bear left after the bridge and take the first road on the right signed to the Château de Castelnaud. Follow the campsite signs for three kilometres.
From Bordeaux via the A89 (Périgueux/ Bergerac) motorway – Leave the motorway at junction 16 (Limoges/Brive-la-Gaillarde/ Trélissac/Boulazac/Périgueux-Est), then follow signs to Sarlat. In Sarlat follow signs to Bergerac or Beynac (D57) and then turn off towards Castelnaud-La-Chapelle. In Castelnaud bear left after the bridge and take the first road on the right signed to the Château de Castelnaud. Following the campsite signs for three kilometres.
From Lyon – Take the motorway towards the A89 (Paris/Riom/Bordeaux/Limoges) then switch to the A20 (Toulouse/Bordeaux/ Périgeux/Brive-La-Gaillarde). Leave the motorway at junction 55 (Souillac), then follow signs to Sarlat. In Sarlat follow signs to Beynac (D57) then turn off towards Castelnaud-La-Chapelle. In Castelnaud bear left after the bridge and take the first road on the right signed to the Château de Castelnaud. Following the campsite signs for three kilometres.
"Savour the great taste of Périgord Noir "
Nadège et Guillaume Strozyk
Manager Camping Lou Castel