On the banks of the Vézère river, Le Bugue is a typical Périgord village ideally placed to visit the largest sites in the Dordogne. There are shops, a famous market, many leisure activities and important tourist attractions. A perfect destination for camping in the Dordogne.
Le Bugue, a commune on the banks of the Vézère
Inhabited since prehistoric times, the territory of Le Bugue is like the Black Périgord as a whole: rich in a long historical and protohistoric past, which is revealed through a magnificent heritage. Nestled between the hillside and Vézère, the village is often considered as the gateway to the Valley of Man. Its Tuesday market, renowned since the Middle Ages, attracts shoppers from all over the region. Its location on the banks of the river has allowed the development of many outdoor activities: you can fish for whites and predators, start canoeing excursions to Les Eyzies, Tursac or Le Moustier, try out the Big Bird, Europe’s highest air course, or simply enjoy the family joys of mini-golf! Finally, marked trails allow hiking enthusiasts to make pretty loops around Le Bugue.
Le Bugue sur Vezère, a major tourist destination in the Périgord
Gateway to the Vézère, Le Bugue is a key tourist destination for discovering the Dordogne and especially the Périgord Noir. Its preserved environment on the banks of the river and the richness of its heritage make this small Périgord town an essential site in the valley. 600 metres from the city centre, the Bara-Bahau cave combines natural concretions, human engravings and traces of cave bears’ passage. On the banks of the Vézère, the Parc du Bournat recreates a Périgord village from the 1900s: discover the old trades, but also the rides and attractions of the time! Just next door, the Aquarium du Périgord noir is dedicated to fresh water. The largest in Europe in its category, it takes you to meet more than 6000 specimens, on 4000 m2 of site. Open-air pools, alligator park or turtle park, the aquarium du Bugue is distinguished by its exceptional facilities and an unspoilt passion for 30 years.