Each area of the Dordogne has its own characteristics and nowhere is this more clear than in the towns and villages scattered through the countryside of the Dordogne region.
Some of our favourites are shown below (some are quite sizable, some little more than a cluster of houses around a church) - spend some time exploring! See the individual place details for a location map and list of places to visit nearby:
As well as the larger towns in the Dordogne region, there are of course dozens of small villages to discover and explore.You can see a good selection of these at 'Dordogne villages'.
I recommend you try and use the smaller routes where possible, passing through the quieter countryside and hamlets, where many small villages will have just a few houses but will be every bit as beautiful as the larger, more well known towns.
Note: Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne is not in the Dordogne department - See Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne in Limousin!