Camping in Perigord: explore the town of Nontron and Périgord Vert

France offers you the opportunity to discover a large number of different landscapes. Explore the Périgord Vert in Nouvelle-Aquitaine to take in some of them. The Dordogne department is divided into four parts and have all been given the name of colours: Périgord Vert (green), Périgord Blanc (white), Périgord Pourpre (purple) and Périgord Noir (black). 

Do you think of nature when you think of green? Come and discover the Périgord Vert, situated in the north of the Dordogne a nature’s paradise and you won’t be disappointed. Numerous rivers such as the Dronne, the Isle, the Auvezère and the Bandiat meander through the wooded and green landscapes and wait to be explored from the water by boat, kano, kayak or by land, on horse-back, bicycle or on foot. The choice is yours!

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Places to discover around the campsites in the Perigord Vert

Nontron and its surroundings are very popular with nature and culture lovers. The Regional Natural Park Périgord - Limousin was created to protect the natural heritage of this part of France, and a stay at a campsite is a great way to explore this beautiful area. The gently undulating hills are perfect for hiking and biking with your family, partner or friends. Go for a picnic along the river or in the forest, made up of fresh local products bought at the weekly farmer’s market. The Dordogne is known for its quaint hamlets and villages. Many deserve a visit and Saint-Jean-de-Côle is certainly one of them, classified as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France", stroll past the timber framed house and visit Marthonie castle with its 12th century towers overlooking the village main square. Take a moment to imagine yourself back in the Middle Ages. Why not take advantage during your holiday in the Dordogne to discover the charming village of Brantôme or Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière? Stroll through the streets of these picturesque villages and stop for a drink or an ice cream with the children on the village square before heading back to your campsite in the Perigord Vert for a refreshing swim and splash at the pool at the end of the afternoon. The choice is yours!  

If you choose to go camping in the Perigord, and more precisely in Perigord Vert – visit Nontron and discover the traditional craft of knifemaking for which Nontron is renowned well beyond the its borders. Originally an ancient Celt oppidum, it later became a Gallo-Roman castrum, then a fortress during the Middle Ages – of which a few ramparts remain. But it’s the local arts and crafts that form the focal point of the town and its galleries, workshops and exhibitions are well worth a visit.  

There are many more places to add to the list of places to visit for a great holiday in the Périgord-Vert.  If Sarlat-la-Canéda and the site of the Lascaux caves are on your to-do list, they are a couple of hours drive further south and can also be visited from your campsite in the Périgord Vert.   

Choose camping as a way to visit this part of the Dordogne. Whether you are looking for a pitch for your tent, caravan or camper, a comfortable mobile home or a safari lodge tent, you will find the right campsite for you. Starred or not, with a children's club or with a heated swimming pool, a restaurant serving traditional local dishes on site, the choice is yours. For a night or several weeks, find all the campsites available and book your stay in the Périgord now. Your holiday starts here.

Visit the campsites’ websites for more information and read the certified reviews of guests who have stayed at these sites in this part of the Dordogne to help you make your choice. Start planning your next holiday today!

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