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A hotspot for both budding historians and fans of French cuisine, the Dordogne is a wonderful choice for a camping trip that’ll allow you to experience all that the picturesque southwest of France has to offer. It’s a beautiful department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine characterised by magnificent châteaux, meandering rivers and traditional towns made of golden stone that house centuries of fascinating tales.

Embrace the natural settings of our campsites in Dordogne, blending seamlessly into the gorgeous landscapes and offering top facilities including great swimming pools, recreational amenities and modern accommodation.

Camping Holidays In Dordogne

Float gently down the eponymous river of the department in a kayak or amble along the meandering paths that follow the flow. Explore charming countryside marked by dense woodland, sleepy villages bursting with nostalgia and majestic castles steeped in history. Camping in Dordogne is your ticket to discovering the very best of France.

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Soleil Plage

South West France | Sarlat
8.7/10 (319 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
On the banks of the DordogneClose to medieval SarlatFabulous pool complexPerfect for exploring the r...
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until 7 days before arrival

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Aqua Viva

South West France | Carsac-Aillac
7.1/10 (118 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Small, family-friendly campsitePerfect for exploring the DordogneFishing lake 200m from siteLovely, ...
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Le Mas

South West France | Les Eyzies De Tayac Sireuil
7.4/10 (126 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
1001 castles in PérigordGreat pool with water slidesClose to SarlatNearby Lascaux grotto to explore...
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Carbonnier

South West France | Saint Martial de Nabirat
6.8/10 (25 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Ideal for familiesFantastic pool complexClose to St Martial de NabiratDirect access to fishing pond
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Coucou

South West France | Nailhac
8.9/10 (17 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Swimming poolAccess to a lakePeaceful & shaded campsite2km from Château de Hautefort
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until 7 days before arrival

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(1) Amendments up to 7 days before arrival without giving any reason are only valid for campsites with the Vacanceselect or Tohapi logo and for accommodation with the blue tent symbol. Any amendments made within six weeks of departure, the holiday cost applied will be at the same or where applicable, at a higher rate. (2) If it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination, it is possible to change to another campsite or period free of charge from 10 days before arrival. If you want to change to another destination, this only applies to accommodation with the blue Vacanceselect logo. These can be found on the campsite page in the accommodation overview. If, according to the FCDO, it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination 10 days before arrival, you are entitled to a full refund (of course, in this case you can also change your booking free of charge as described above). If we have to cancel your holiday because of circumstances relating to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund.
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Our Best Campsites In Dordogne

We offer the best Dordogne campsites at the best possible prices, close to many of the region’s key attractions. Five-star Soleil Plage sits just a stone’s throw away from the Dordogne River, providing ample opportunity for sunbathing, swimming and water sports.

If you’re planning a family camping holiday in Dordogne, consider the Carbonnier campsite that offers a packed events programme, a petting zoo for little ones and a location just five minutes from the traditional village of Saint-Martial-de-Nabirat.

Alternatively, experience a woodland retreat at Aqua Viva in Périgord Noir where you can stay in family size mobile homes or an idyllic lodge, and enjoy access to a fantastic selection of facilities and amenities.

Things to do when camping in Dordogne

From impressive hilltop fortresses like Château de Beynac and Château de Castelaud-la-Chappelle to the ancient Palaeolithic cave paintings at Lascaux, the Dordogne is bursting with historic sites.

For many visitors the biggest draw of a Dordogne camping holiday lies in its gastronomy, with truffles, duck confit, walnuts and pumpkin cake served up in many eateries and usually accompanied by a huge variety of local wines.

If you’re keen to spend as much time outdoors as possible, one of the most pleasant ways to explore this region when camping is by hiring a canoe and taking to the Dordogne’s waterways. Cycling is another popular option, with bike trails found along the rivers and through the wooded areas of Périgord Noir.

One of the most pleasant things to do on a visit to the department is to discover the brilliant botanical wonders in the gorgeous The Marqueyssac Gardens, Eyrignac Manor Gardens, Panoramic Gardens of Limeuil and The Water Gardens of Carsac.

With the lush Loire Valley to the north and the Pyrenees mountains to the south, the Dordogne region couldn’t be better positioned for those seeking dramatic scenery and quintessentially French attractions.

The Vézère Valley is perhaps the most popular location in the Dordogne thanks to its pre-historic cave systems that were given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Another key area is Périgord Noir that’s known for its thick forests and numerous medieval castles.

The more northerly regions of the Dordogne are where you’ll find vineyards - particularly around the town of Bergerac. When it comes to food, medieval Sarlat is particularly popular thanks to its incredible market that’s been around since the Middle Ages..