1. The Saturday farmer's market in the small town of Sarlat with wonderfully fresh vegetables and impressive, attractive local home-made dishes
2. The only place in the world where foie gras fried in its fat is almost tastier than one of my mothers, plus mushrooms are delicious.
3. Kayak tour on the Dordogne River with views of some castles
4. Driving slowly along the small roads of the peaceful, bucolic rural world, farms with old houses, shiny oak groves
5. The village of Belvés overlooking the Nauze valley
6. 10 kilometers southwest of Sarlat is the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, with an imposing castle and honey yellow walls
7. From the village of Beynac up to the castle - time travel to the Middle Ages
8. Dordogne is not as cool, hip, and fashionable as Provence, but it is more idyllic; the villages are more authentic, more natural with their rawness
9. At Rocamadour, the seven chapels of St. Amadour
1. Dordogne is also famous for its truffles, but I was not too fond of it there either; the taste and the smell were too intense
2. The cave visit was too complicated (les Combarelles)
3. Most castles are attractive because of their exterior and the view; the interior is not so spectacular.
4. The tourist information offices in the villages - it seemed to us - are never open.