There are so many things to see in Brantôme!
The remains of the Benedictine monastery in Brantôme (8th century) dug into the limestone cliff, the mysterious ‘Last Judgement’ cave and its monumental bas reliefs.
The Saint-Pierre de Brantôme abbey
Founded in 769 by Charlemagne, the abbey in Brantôme en Périgord was designated a historical monument in 1840. Situated at the foot of the cliff, according to tradition the abbey was consecrated by Charlemagne himself. There is a magnificent view over the town from the bell tower.
As you lose yourself in the streets of Brantôme en Périgord, you will often come across artisans’ shops. Go in and visit their world:
Eric Simonin, glass blower
His universe is nature. Eric Simonin transforms sand into mushrooms, jellyfish and butterflies. This glass craftsman pays tribute to nature, its beauty but also its fragility. He wants to raise our awareness and encourage us to have a different perspective on the diversity we no longer see and yet which makes up our world.
His workshop is located in one of the many caves at the foot of the Brantôme cliff – an ideal place where the glass is exhibited against a mineral backdrop.
François Devigne, cutler
The Dordogne has a long history of cutlery-making and one of its representatives, situated in the heart of the village, showcases all of his expertise.
François Devigne is behind the creation of the ‘Le Périgord’ knife. He transforms wood and steel into magnificent everyday companions, always looking for innovation; you will be amazed by his most recent creation, ‘Le Constellation’.
The ice-cream man of Brantôme
Craftsmanship can be tasty! You’ll realise this when you push open the door of Pierre Pares’ shop and discover his 51 artisanal ice cream flavours. From traditional flavours to the most suprising ones: try the foie gras ice cream! You will always find the perfect flavour to cool off in the Périgord sunshine.
La Maison Carteaud
Situated in the heart of Brantôme, La Maison Carteaud has been offering traditional, high-quality cuisine since 1932. You can choose between its fresh cooked produce, its preserves as well as its many regional products. Whether it’s to eat at the campsite or take back home as a souvenir, food lovers will find everything they are looking for.
The Truffle Ecomuseum
You can’t come camping in the Dordogne-Périgord without discovering our black diamond: the truffle. And the perfect place for this is the ecomuseum in Sorges, a few kilometres from the campsite. All of the mysteries of this mushroom – both scientific and gastronomic – will be revealed. In the museum shop, you can buy truffle in every shape and form: oil, salts, honey and, of course, the famous Périgueux sauce.
Truffle tasting on-site all year round.