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Visit Campagne

Campagne is a picturesque little village not far from Les Eyzies de Tayac.

As you arrive in the village you are greeted by the sight of the large 15-18th century Chateau set in the middle of a peaceful park with a backdrop of the imposing cliffs of the Vezere valley.

Explore Campagne

Campagne is a small village but it is very pretty and with its castle and grounds it is definitely worth a visit and so if you are in the area take a drive to see it. Take a walk up the steep path leading to the graveyard at the side of the village. From here you get a superb view overlooking the wonderful mixture of roofs on the buildings below.

Dordogne village of Campagne

The village may be small but it is very pretty with its stone houses and perigordine roofs. In the centre of the village are a couple of restaurants with inviting terraces to sit out and enjoy lunch or a coffee in the sun.

The church, which dates back to the 12th century, has one of those flat bell towers that you occasionally see in the Dordogne. This one has space for three bells though one is missing. Next to the church is a lavoir where villagers once washed their clothes.


Chateau de Campagne

In between the church and the lavoir is the entrance to the Chateau de Campagne and its grounds. The beautiful 15-17th century chateau is now owned by the department after being donated by its last owners and has been extensively renovated.

The grounds have also undergone renovation and a garden walk has been created with, in particular, a lovely section by a stream planted with lots of shrubs and 5000 perennials.

The park also includes a decorative vegetable garden, a labyrinth and has many mature trees. The grounds are free to visit and open most of the year.

castle of Campagne

Behind the village a rocky hill rises up, part of the cliffs of the Vezere valley and on the top of this are some remains of a fort and a troglodyte village. This area is very wooded and is criss-crossed with pleasant walks.

Roc de Marsal

In the commune there is an archaeological site called the Roc de Marsal where the remains of a 3 year old Neanderthal infant was found. The skeleton can be seen at the Musée National du Préhistoire at Les Eyzies as can a reconstruction of what the child would have looked like.

The 70 000 year old remains are in excellent condition and the Roc de Marsal is thought to be one of the oldest burial sites in the area.

Places to visit nearby

Campagne sits between the attractive riverside town of Le Bugue and Les Eyzies which is at the heart of the prehistoric sites of the Vezere valley.

The beautiful river loops at Tremolatand Limeuilare close by along with a couple of viewpoints to get good views.

See our guide to the key places to visit around Les Eyzies for more ideas for your holiday.

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Map of Campagne and places to visit


Campagne places to visit

Gardens of the Chateau de Campagne

Gardens of the Chateau de Campagne

The gardens of the Chateau de Campagne are very pretty as are the views of the stunning castle.

Gardens of the Chateau de Campagne guide
La Grotte du Sorcier

La Grotte du Sorcier

Home to one of the rare representations of a human figure by prehistoric man.

La Grotte du Sorcier guide
Gouffre de Proumeyssac

Gouffre de Proumeyssac

An impressive cave of natural formations.

Gouffre de Proumeyssac guide
Le Bugue

Le Bugue

Le-Bugue is a vibrant market town on the edge of the river Vézère.

Le Bugue guide
Les Eyzies

Les Eyzies

Les Eyzies is an attractive village at the heart of the prehistoric sites of the Vezere valley.

Les Eyzies guide
The Aquarium

The Aquarium

The Aquarium at Le Bugue is a freshwater aquarium and also has an alligator park.

The Aquarium guide