Day boat on the Dordogne, near the village of La Rogue Gajeac
© ATOUT FRANCE/Jean Malburet
Day boat on the Dordogne, near the village of La Rogue Gajeac

The Dordogne has some quaint inns, characterful hotels and sumptuous châteaux perfect for family holidays. But for flexibility, space and reasons of economy, families are better off self-catering, whether in a humble gîte, a swanky villa with a pool or on a campsite. See also our feature Self-catering in France.

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Cottages in Dordogne and Lot

A fabulous choice of cottages, many of them baby- and toddler-friendly, in a classic family holiday destination.

St. Avit Loisirs Campsite

A family campsite in the Dordogne with pools, kids’ club and quad biking.

Pierre & Vacances La Résidence du Lac

Apartments and houses on a lake shore in a leafy landscaped park, welcoming to kids and well-behaved pets.

Pierre & Vacances Belles Rives

On the banks of the Dordogne, with nearby watersports, horse riding, fishing and more, making this a top choice for a self-catering family holiday or break.

Camping la Palombiere, Sarlat

A beautiful, award-winning campsite with children's pool and waterslides

Camping les Peneyrals, Salignac

A family-focused campsite, with fantastic pool complex with children's pool and bouncy castle