Lat: 44:48:10N (44.8029) Lon:1:12:53E (1.2146)
Domme is one of the most beautiful small towns in the Perigord region of the Dordogne, itself seen as one of the most picturesque areas in the south of France.
Domme is a historic bastide town dating back to the 13th century boasting many fortified gateways that enter into the town walls. Many people go there to capture the enchanting views of the dordogne river and to see the main chateaux.
The market square attracts not only the residents but many visitors who like to buy local produce. If you walk through the back streets, a local artist called Mr Jean Claude Malandain can be seen who has been painting and sketching the panoramic views of Domme for the last 15 years.
There are many local attractions to see, Domme has a beautiful view overlooking the river, You can stand on the balcony of a hilltop and see for miles. On the longest day in June you can watch the sun go down over the dordogne river; an image that will stay with you for ever.
Dine in the quiet restaurant enjoying your meal and sipping the local wine whilst taking in the same panoramic views as on the balcony.
There is a train that takes you on a tour of Domme; it leaves from the market and will take you through the streets of the village which takes about 20 minutes.
Another main attraction for tourists are the caves that are sited in the town centre, they are the largest to be found in the perigold region, and are made of limestone with stalactites and other interesting features including prehistoric remains. There are also many smaller caverns to explore nearby.
The picture above shows Domme at sunset on the longest day of the year.
By Sarah Davies