What's the area like?
The Dordogne region in south western France is about 8 hours drive from Calais – or you can fly into Bergerac right in the heart of the region from quite a few UK airports – the flight time is less than two hours. It is one of France’s most popular holiday destinations, with more than 3 million tourists visiting each year. As well as its traditional French architecture and beautiful countryside, the Dordogne is known as a gastronomic hotspot – you’re never far from a tasty bite to eat or a delicious glass of wine, nearly all home grown. It is estimated that more than 20,000 Brits have a home here, out of the population of 414.000 people in Dordogne.