The Périgord Noir

At Bagnegrole, you will be at in the heart of history and gastronomy.
The Dordogne where people have lived since prehistoric times,
boasts more than 1001 castles and manor!carte-tourisme


Saint Cyprien is situated in the centre of the richest part of the history and gastronomy of the Dordogne. The Périgord Noir, where you can find, letting out from Bagnegrole, excursions walking, by bicycle, on horseback or by car, to the beautiful valleys of the rivers Dordogne and Vézère and where you will find castles like Beynac ( the famous one in the films “Les Visiteurs” and “Jeanne d’Arc”), les Milandes ( former property of Joséphine Baker) and Losse castle …

The Dordogne, Valley of 1001 castles

Dordogne on the water

The river Dordogne is a fantastic holiday spot, you can take a swim, go canoeing or take a boat trip on a “gabarre” as in the film “la Rivière Espérance”.

Caves & prehistory, medieval villages and gardens

Prehistoric Caves and places to visit : Font de Gaume, Lascaux, Le Grand Roc, la Madeleine, la Roque Saint Christophe… and the world capital of the prehistory : les Eyzies.
Superb gardens like ‘les jardins de Marqueyssac”, “les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac” and “les Jardins de Cadiot” where a walk becomes a magical moment.

Villages of golden stone often classified amongst the finest in France (la Roque Gageac, St Léon s/vézère, Cadouin with its magnificent cloister,) Bastides : Domme, Montpazier… The beautiful medieval town of Sarlat (Cathedral St Sacerdos, Manor house of Etienne de la Boetie, friend of Michel de Montaigne).

Loisirs, activités et animations en Dordogne

It’s almost impossible to make a complete inventory of all the leisure activities around St Cyprien, for example, we didn’t mention the golf courses, festivals of music and cinema, the aquarium and the village of Bournat in le Bugue and other theme parks (prehistoric, adventure trail in the forest for all the family) neither we spoke of the adjoining “département” , the Lot and its world famous sites : Rocamadour and the “Gouffre de Padirac”.

Don’t miss to taste the famous gastronomy of the Périgord : the foie gras, the truffles, the wine… You will savour them in nice inns and restaurants, or picturesque country markets, and discover the secret of its reputation.


For more information on where to go, or the activities and entertainment in the Black Perigord, you can consult the following websites :

Vézère Valley Tourist office  –  Tourist office of Sarlat  –  A Guide to tourism in the Dordogne