We are in Dordogne and you know what that means – photo updates time!

It’s our very first time visiting and now that we’re here, we honestly don’t know what took us so long to visit. Seriously, everyone (back at home) we’ve been speaking to about this area keeps going on about how beautiful the area is and how much they love it.

I have no idea why no one had told me all of this before we visited! To spare you the same experience, here are 10 things you need to know about visiting the stunning Dordogne Valley in France.

We’re gonna be quite busy over the next couple of days so I’m gonna be relying on Snapchat a lot more. If you’re even remotely interested in visiting the Dordogne Valley, come drop by (our username is HandLuggageOnly) and see what its like! 🙂

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1.) The buildings here are old! Like really old and steeped in a lot of history! This of course leads me on to my next point…

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2.) It’s absolutely beautiful here! Like seriously, every little corner you turn is an unexpected and rather delightful surprise. Even the villages locals thing are just run of the mill are pretty spectacular.

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3.) The food is pretty great here too! Turns out the region is known for its gastronomy! Gastro-holiday anyone?

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4.) The weather is actually quite good! Granted today was a cloudier day than normal (with sunshine popping it’s head out every so often) but the temperature meant that, despite the clouds, this is still t-shirts and shorts weather (which is a lot more than I can say for London!)

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5.) There are almost a 1,000 castles here meaning your dreams of living in a castle or perhaps even staying in one overnight is bound to come true here.

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6,) There are more UNESCO World Heritage sites than you can shake a stick at!

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7.) The people are very friendly here. The laidback charm of the region means that people here are more likely to stick around to have a conversation with you, point you in the right direction if you’re lost or even help you find the best restaurant nearest to you!

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8.) This is the kinda place where you’d wanna get lost in the cobble streets of its many beautiful villages.

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9.) The best airports to fly into for the region are Brive or Bergerac.

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10.) The Dordogne Valley is located in the South West of France… which probably explains the warm weather here.

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It’s safe to say we’ve been very impressed so far with this part of France! It’s definitely been a brilliant eye opener and we look forward to finding out more about the region! Don’t forget to pop into Snapchat (@ HandLuggageOnly) and let us know what you think.

Here are the rest of the photos! 😉

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12 comments

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These pictures are amazing! I hadn’t heard much about this area of France before but now I need to go and stay in a castle 🙂 Can’t wait to follow along on Snapchat!

HandLuggageOnly
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Awwww – thanks so much Kassie.

We had such an amazing time, it really is such a beautiful area of France… we didn’t want to leave. Haha!

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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Stunning photos! And you get to stay in a castle?! That sounds like a fairytale =o)

http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

HandLuggageOnly
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It was Uh-maaaaazing! It really was like a fairytale… especially the picturesque little towns. 🙂

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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This looks amazing! I’d never heard about this area – this is why I love your blog, it always makes me discover new destinations to visit.

HandLuggageOnly
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Awwww – thanks so much Rebecca! That means so much to us! 🙂

So glad you like it as much as we did… we struggled to board the plane back to London. Haha!

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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Yaya, this post is a dream! The Dordogne Valley is something special, it’s so unspoiled and perfectly picturesque that it seems unreal. I appreciate how you guys took us around with you on SnapChat too, seeing the village and country in motion was a treat. HLO is a jewel!

Esmé Xo | http://TheFive.Es

HandLuggageOnly
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Thanks so much Esmé! It is such an unspoilt area of France… I’m so glad you liked it as much as we did!

We had so much fun, we probably bored you with far too many Snapchats but it was all toooooo good! 🙂

Big hugs,

Yaya xx

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What a stunning part of France!

HandLuggageOnly
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It really is so beautiful Angie! 🙂

xx

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