Vitrac is a perfect destination for a nature getaway. It is a village where hikers and canoeists can flourish on the Dordogne. These activities allow holidaymakers to enjoy sharing unforgettable moments with family and friends in the heart of green surroundings.

Your stay is also an opportunity to discover the jewels that make up the richness of the heritage of this village near Sarlat. With its medieval city and its abbey classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site, you will enjoy walking and visiting the heart of this South West village.

Where is Vitrac located?

Vitrac is a village of some nine hundred inhabitants in the Dordogne department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
The village is close to many popular holiday destinations, including La Roque-Gageac, Beynac and Castelnaud, three medieval towns that are among the “most beautiful villages in France”.

Vitrac is also close to Carsac-Aillac and Sarlat-la-Canéda, “city of art and history” and capital of the Périgord Noir.

What to do in Vitrac-Montfort en Périgord?

Vitrac can be a stopover or a starting point for discovering the Périgord or when you want to visit the Dordogne, especially as the town is ideally situated between Sarlat and Domme. The village is appreciated for its rich historical and cultural heritage.

Among the places not to be missed in Vitrac Bourg is the church of Saint-Martin. The building has been listed as a historical monument since 1925. Many visitors are also interested in L’École Buissonnière, a former school converted into an art gallery and café.

At Vitrac Port, on the other side of the Dordogne, there are several canoeing bases, including Loisirs Canoë. There is also a small pebble beach where locals and holidaymakers alike enjoy the summer heat and coolness of the river and its clean water.

The hamlet of Montfort is also a must. The private castle is not open for visits, but you can still admire the beauty of its architecture and take a photo. The hamlet has other treasures to offer visitors, including La Roche Percée, which offers a breathtaking view of the valley, the Dordogne River and its nature park where picnic tables are available. The stay can also be an opportunity to discover an old wash house below the village, on the banks of the Dordogne.

Canoeing from Vitrac

Canoeing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in and around Vitrac.

It is an opportunity for holidaymakers to share unforgettable moments with family and friends. Sailing along one of the most beautiful rivers in France is above all an original way of discovering a whole mosaic of green landscapes. Several leisure centres offer canoe trips from Vitrac. For a Vitrac-Beynac trip, for example, holidaymakers pass through the bastide town of Domme and La Roque-Gageac, two medieval towns that are among the “most beautiful villages in France”. The trip also allows them to discover the castles of Castelnaud and Marqueyssac, as well as Fayrac.

The tour ends in Beynac, the last of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, where they have the chance to discover a medieval castle that offers a breathtaking view over the Dordogne valley.