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The Dordogne has some quaint inns, characterful hotels and sumptuous châteaux perfect for family holidays. But for flexibility, space and reasons of economy, families are better off self-catering, whether in a humble gîte, a swanky villa with a pool or on a campsite. See also our feature Self-catering in France.

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Camping la Palombiere, Sarlat

A beautiful, award-winning campsite with children's pool and waterslides

Camping les Peneyrals, Salignac

A family-focused campsite, with fantastic pool complex with children's pool and bouncy castle

St. Avit Loisirs Campsite

A family campsite in the Dordogne with pools, kids’ club and quad biking.

Cottages in Dordogne and Lot

A fabulous choice of cottages, many of them baby- and toddler-friendly, in a classic family holiday destination.

Pierre & Vacances La Résidence du Lac

Apartments and houses on a lake shore in a leafy landscaped park, welcoming to kids and well-behaved pets.

Pierre & Vacances Belles Rives

On the banks of the Dordogne, with nearby watersports, horse riding, fishing and more, making this a top choice for a self-catering family holiday or break.