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Destination guide

Domme is pure drama

Domme is the quintessence of the French bastide. Clutching a jagged outcrop of rock like a limpet, it keeps watch over the curves of the Dordogne River, just as it has done since the 1280s. If you can manage to find a way in through the streets and imposing gatehouses, you'll quickly be taken by the stone-faced country architecture, tree-shaded squares and gorgeous belvederes that cast their gaze across the undulating greenery of southern France. Domme holiday rentals can be found clustering in the old centre or dotting the handsome backcountry with their pools and farmhouse looks.

Things to do

Going underground in Domme

What's on the surface is only half the story in Domme. This historic hill town sits on a high crag that's carved through by some of the most fascinating caves in all of France. They're known as La Grotte de Domme and shoot for 100s of metres through the rocks below the streets. Delve inside those and you'll soon be gawping at colossal stalactites and contorted mineral formations, witnessing curious underground lakes and stooping low into hidden caverns and tunnels. It's one for the whole family.

Activities

Taking things slow in Domme

Don't pack the itinerary too tight. Domme's days of fending off English invaders are long gone, which means it's now really all about taking things easy and enjoying the layers of history that the old bastide has to offer. If you've managed to bag yourself one of the enchanting Domme holiday rentals in the heart of the town, you can hop between traditional bistros and wine bars, munching on escargot and truffle-infused stews in the shadow of medieval gatehouses. Others might have a pad in the surrounding countryside, opening up long hikes along the Dordogne, canoeing or horse riding.

Weather

Craft your days in Domme

The perfect time to come to Domme depends on what it is you want to do. If you're eager to bag a luxury Domme holiday rental with a pool and just laze under the rays of southern France, it's certainly best to book for the summer – anytime between June and August should be perfect. If you're more into sightseeing and touring deep caves, cycling along the Dordogne and adventuring in the surrounding hill towns, months like May and September in the spring and autumn could be better alternatives – they aren't so hot and attract fewer fellow visitors.

Natural features

Beauty on the Dordogne in Domme

Wide vistas of verdant farmland and vineyard spread out from the miradors of Domme. An old bastide town, this one's famed for its high perch on a rocky bluff – a natural fortress built from stone. Domme has some nuances up its sleeve though. Its peak is carved through by endless cave systems and grottoes, all now open to the public. Down in the valley below is the beautiful Dordogne River. Walks and canoe trips along that reveal some seriously pastoral landscapes of meadows and rolling hills.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Domme

The nearest airport is in Brive-la-Gaillarde (BVE-Brive - Vallee de la Dordogne), located 26.3 mi (42.3 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Domme?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,608 holiday lettings around Domme. From 186 cottages to 836 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Domme?

There's something inherently pleasant about escaping to the country. If you're a city slicker yearning for a rural living experience, we can give you a helping hand. HomeAway has 980 rural holiday properties in this destination. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has oodles more rental options to discover, including:

  • 585 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 545 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 196 waterfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Domme?

If you want an authentic holiday experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 788 houses listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £38 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 217 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Cottage: 199 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 71 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.

Can I stay in Domme in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable escape is hanging out with friends and relatives in a fantastic new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a big group, HomeAway can help you. Currently, house holiday rentals are popular for big groups of travellers here, and we have 193 available on our database. If you're planning on travelling in a big group, the rental options that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 346 rental accommodation suited to that size. Stay a night for as little as £28.
  • After a holiday rental for 8 people? We have 202 that will serve you well. You can get one for as little as £50 a night.
  • Seeking out properties for rent to suit 5 people? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 137 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £37 a night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you book your Domme adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Domme?

Friends are the family we choose. Rejuvenate the bonds with the ones you hold dear and secure a value-packed stay with HomeAway. Quartier de Verninac is a good area to look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 18 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £50 per night. Another 18 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Quartier de l'Abbaye. With an average price of £50 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth telling your friends about.

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