The Region

The Dordogne

The Dordogne, is a district (department), in the region Aquitaine which owes its name to the river of the same name, was created during the French Revolution on 4th March 1790, on part of the former province of Perigord.
The Dordogne is the 3rd forestry district in France with 45% of forest. Thanks to its location, it benefits from a particular temperate climate, making it a nice area to live in all seasons.

The Perigord Noir (Black)

The Perigord Noir is located southeast of the Dordogne. With the Perigord Vert (Green), Blanc (White), and Pourpre (Purple), it is one of the four major entities of this tourist area.
Of the four Perigord, the Perigord Noir is the one who has the most important tourist attractions. With its landscape, it's rivers and sites, it is an ideal location for holidays, short breaks and long weekends.


Cenac-et-Saint-Julien, located at the foot of the village of Domme at the edge of the Dordogne, is 7 miles (11km) from the town of Sarlat-la-Caneda and 11 miles (18km) from the town of Gourdon.
It is also close to tourist attractions such as Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac, the Château des Milandes and the gardens of Marqueyssac.

Cities and villages to visit around Cénac-et-Saint-Julien

The village of Domme
Situated 5 km from the castle of Maraval, Domme is a medieval town overlooking the Dordogne valley and offering an exceptional panoramic view. Domme is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

> See the Domme Tourist Office website

The village of La Roque Gageac
Superb village on a rocky hillside, la Roque Gageac, located 6km from the castle, is also classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

> See the page of la Roque Gageac on the Sarlat tourist office website.

The city of Sarlat-la-Canéda
The unavoidable town of Sarlat is 12km from the castle. Its incredible wealth of historical and classified monuments and the beauty of its town centre make Sarlat a must for tourism in the Périgord.

> See the website of the tourist office of Sarlat

Rocamadour is a medieval town located in the Lot about 50 km from the castle. Classified as a great exceptional site, it is one of the most visited places in France, with 1.5 million visitors per year.

> See the site of the city of Rocamadour