Carennac on the river Dordogne

Carennac on the river Dordogne

Carennac is steeped in history, with its ideal position on the river Dordogne, it has a history seeped within its ancient walls.  Today, it attracts over 80,000 people a year to this quaint, Plus Beau Village – the top category only awarded to 150 in the whole of France.

Carennac is surrounded by Plus Beau Villages and Grand Sites – Autoire, Rocammadour, Louberrsac to name a few within minutes and Collanges la Rouges and Sartet within 30 and 90 minutes respectively

About Carennac

Carennac on the river Dordogne celebrates the St Clunian network of Churches,. Its Eglise St Pierre and the Chateau Droynes is a major attraction, as is the the medieval ton, retaining much of its historic charm.  Wider than the village, the river has many attractions, from Water cycling, to canoeing at your on pace to swimming to a water park.  There is so much to do here a week is not enough.

Things to do include:

  • Chateaus: Castlenaud and Montal, the brother and sister of castles within 15 mins of us
  • Canoeing with Carennac adventures, as well as Paintballing and high wire walks
  • Goffre de Padriac – France natural phenomenon of a limestone cavern with it’s own underground river which you have a boat ride on.
  • La Saule – a local waterpark which is a fabulous day out
  • Confectionary – we highly recomment Il etait une fois the best cakes for 100 miles – from €3.50 each
  • Villages of major interest – Autoire with it’s waterfall and ancient Chateua de Anglais, Collanges la Rouge, Beaulieau suer Dordogne, Rocamadour
  • Walking routes – we have a number of GR routes near us to see the breathtaking views
  • Homme de Neanderthal – a museum looking at the Neanderthal period
  • Festivals – Saint Céré and Figeac have a co-joint festival of music and art
  • Archaeology de Fiossé – a look at
  • Local music events with Ferrandow music
  • Golf – at the Chateau du Montal
  • Did we mention restaurants……
  • And there’s more…


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