Domme – A Little History

Domme was, like so many towns along the Dordogne, founded on un-inviting sheer cliffs primarily to keep invaders at bay. Two main public places – Place de la Halle and the Place de La Rode – preserve the telling signs of the medieval origins of Domme.

Domme has been the site of bitter disputes throughout history, most notably during the 100 years war and the wars of religion.

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Domme – Plus Beaux Villages de France

Domme is now classified as one of the plus beaux villages de France. Here is what they have to say:

“Some ten kilometres south of Sarlat, Domme is perched on a breathtakingly high cliff that allows it to enjoy an exceptional view of the Dordogne valley and the neighbouring Most Beautiful Villages of La Roque-Gageac and Beynac-et-Cazenac. This creamy-stoned “bastide” or fortified village boasts a successful combination of architectural, natural and gastronomic heritage typical of Périgord Noir.”

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Domme – Restaurants and Cafés

A trip to Domme should undoubtedly be rounded off with lunch or dinner. There are plenty of stylish cafés and restaurants to choose from such as Cabanoix et Chataîgne, a traditional place with nice, modern twists. They offer good value food with a strong emphasis on local produce ‘selon le marché’, which translates literally as according to the market.

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