Welcome to Domme, welcome to the heart of the Black Périgord: around 1281, King Philip III, known as 'the bold,' decided to create the bastide of Domme on 'la barre,' the cliff that overlooks the Dordogne River by more than 150m. The charm of Domme is undeniable, there reigns a particularly calm and serene atmosphere, which soothes the soul as fully as the exceptional panorama of the Dordogne valley, which reveals the castle of Montfort, the village of La Roque Gageac, and the castle of Beynac. But fate has offered many other treasures to Domme         Welcome to Domme, welcome to the heart of the Black Périgord: around 1281, King Philip III, known as 'the bold,' decided to create the bastide of Domme on 'la barre,' the cliff that overlooks the Dordogne River by more than 150m. The charm of Domme is undeniable, there reigns a particularly calm and serene atmosphere, which soothes the soul as fully as the exceptional panorama of the Dordogne valley, which reveals the castle of Montfort, the village of La Roque Gageac, and the castle of Beynac. But fate has offered many other treasures to Domme

Heritage & tourism


The charm of Domme is undeniable, with its special atmosphere of calm and serenity, which soothes the soul as much as the exceptional panorama over the Dordogne valley, revealing the Château de Montfort, the village of La Roque-Gageac and the Château de Beynac.

But chance has provided Domme with many other treasures, which can be discovered, just like the village, by following one of the many guided tours: for those who love discovery, a natural cave stretches beneath the village, 20 metres deep and 450 metres long. It's made up of a string of chambers that reveal themselves to visitors, one after the other, in a rare profusion of crystallisations. A panoramic lift up the cliffside takes you back to the village. Discovered in 1912 by children, this jewel of nature had lain dormant in the hollow of the cliff since its creation in prehistoric times.

A few thousand years later, unfortunate Templars were imprisoned, awaiting death, in the Porte des Tours. Their destiny and their faith led them to carve moving, more or less mysterious testimonies on the walls of their dungeon, making this former prison a unique site in the world. The iconographic reading of these signs and their possible interpretation cannot leave anyone indifferent and fills the history enthusiast and the simple curious alike with the same emotion.

A few hundred years later, our grandparents led hard and tough lives in the streets of Domme, long before the reign of electrical machines. The Museum of the Place de la Halle will immerse you in this universe, so close yet so distant, thanks to numerous recreated scenes. A multitude of objects from ‘yesteryear’ will help younger visitors discover what older visitors experienced in their youth. It's a unique opportunity to share memories, revive the past and perpetuate history.


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Château du Roy Porte des Tours The panorama Aerial view

For more information or to discover the countless sites dotted around the heart of the Périgord Noir and the Dordogne valley, visit the Tourist Office website.

Many events and festivals punctuate life in the Domme region. You can find a list by consulting the document below, or by visiting the Culture Office website below.


Welcome to Domme, welcome to the heart of the Black Périgord: around 1281, King Philip III, known as 'the bold,' decided to create the bastide of Domme on 'la barre,' the cliff that overlooks the Dordogne River by more than 150m. The charm of Domme is undeniable, there reigns a particularly calm and serene atmosphere, which soothes the soul as fully as the exceptional panorama of the Dordogne valley, which reveals the castle of Montfort, the village of La Roque Gageac, and the castle of Beynac. But fate has offered many other treasures to Domme... .
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