What 'n when
hen is the best time to visit?’, is a question we were being asked often. Sounds like a simple question, the answer isn’t that simple though. The best time to visit depends a lot on what you would like to do 'n see. Unlike cosmopolitan cities, life here is very much attached to the climate, natural resources and terroir.
Every season offers different attractions and an experience on its own. On this page we bring together the information regarding the climate, tourist seasons (European school holidays), opening and closing of major attractions as well as seasonal products, activities and festivals.
The Dordogne is located in the Southwest of France, which means a pleasantly moderate climate with the cooling influence of the Atlantic in Summer and warming effects in Winter. It does not have the extreme heat and drought of the Southeast (no Mistral) with its heatwaves and forest fires, but a regular supply of rain (normally in patches you can plan around) keeping the landscape green and air clean.
Luckily there are plenty of attractions for those 'rainy days' like the (natural and prehistoric decorated) caves, underground rivers, and other subsurface cultural and natural heritages or city trips.'