In the heart of the Golden Triangle in Périgord Noir
Visit, admire, move, taste and relax in a well-preserved environment: Dordogne offers a host of sensations and emotions throughout the year!
Le Petit Manoir de Vitrac is located in the "Golden Triangle", a group of seven neighboring villages in Périgord Noir, located just south of Sarlat: Beynac and Cazenac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Cénac-et-Saint Julien, Domme , La Roque-Gageac, Vézac and Vitrac. They have been labeled since 2010 "Major Site in Aquitaine", because of the unity of the architectural and natural heritage of the Dordogne Valley with its landscape shaped by the river, its cliffs, villages and medieval castles.
In this exceptional area, you will find 11 castles, from Montfort to Beynac, as well as 4 villages classified among France's "Most beautiful villages": Beynac-and-Cazenac, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
Vitrac is also adjacent to Sarlat, historic capital of the Périgord Noir, whose medieval old city brings together the highest density of historical monuments in France outside Paris. Its narrow streets and large sunny squares, particularly busy on market days, offer a pleasant living environment throughout the year.
- Around Sarlat, the choice of major well-preserved sites is as vast as it is diverse.
- The Vézère Valley, wilder than the Dordogne, gathers from Montignac to Bugue many prehistoric sites, among which 12 are classified since 1979 as Unesco World Heritage sites. In this "Valley of Man", welcoming for millennia, Lascaux is the most famous site, nicknamed the "Sistine Chapel of Parietal Art".
- The Lot area, 30 minutes east of Vitrac, brings together on its dry, deserted plateaux other exceptional places like Rocamadour, Saint Cirq Lapopie or the chasm of Padirac.
And to the West, lovers of fine wines will not be left out, with the vineyards of Bergerac, then St Emilion, for a day of oenological getaway!
Athletes can practice water sports, swimming, canoeing and kayaking on the rivers and lakes of the region, climbing on limestone cliffs, horseback riding, hiking or biking, or aerial sports like the ULM or hot-air balloon.