Looking for things to do in Salviac? Unlike it’s close neighbours, it’s one of those relatively tourist-free spots that’s just waiting to show its best side to you. There are also a few great towns nearby, so there are lots of possible activities.
Where is Salviac?
This little town is in south west France, in the beautiful countryside.
7 Things to Do in Salviac, France
1. Meet the Locals
Salviac has a cute bakery, café bar, restaurant and a supermarket. Other than that, it’s pretty quiet. Use it as a chance to meet the locals and practice your rusty French.
Tip: Gourdon is a short 15-minute car ride from Salviac. It has a lot more shops and restaurants.
You can take an easy 3km walk around the nearby lake at Degagnac.
2. Take to the Air
Fly through the air above the castles and valleys, taking in the French landscape from dizzying heights.
This company offers a 15-minute flight experience and is about a 50-minute drive from Salviac.
Périgord Dordogne Montgolfières offers a perhaps more relaxing, but equally exciting, hot air balloon experience.
3. Visit Sarlat-la-Caneda
Flock here for the traditional and charming 15-16th century houses. It’s a great spot to get camera happy. Sarlat-la-Caneda is a 30-minute drive from Salviac.
Tip: Time your visit for the Saturday market.
4. Get Lost in the Labyrinth of the Hermit
Follow the tale of the last hermit who is resisting the modern world. He’s supposedly hiding in the corn maze. If you enter will you make it out to the other side? Who knows, but there’s talks of ice-cream and waffles in the maze, so I’m sure you’ll survive.
5. Go Foraging and Feasting
The region is famed for truffles, chestnuts and cepe mushroom. With lots of treks and hikes, it’s a good place to combine a walk with some productive foraging.
If that’s too much effort, sample some of the local delicacies in one of the many restaurants and cafes.
6. Visit France’s Prettiest Village
La Roque-Gaeac is a beautiful village that’s a frequent winner of France’s ‘Prettiest Village’ competition.
Perched under towering cliffs, it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular with the judging panel. It’s practically just one row of medieval houses that make up this village, but La Roque-Gaeac has a canoe centre, so if you like the water head down the Dordgone river and see the prettiest village from a different angle.
Tip: Visit early to avoid the coach loads.
7. Play at Cap Nature
Cap Nature is a 50-minute drive from Salviac. It offers energy burning activities for little ones as well as adults.
The acrobatic trail consists of eight pathways and 120 games involving zip lines, nets, barrels and more. Cap Nature also offers paintballing.
Have you visited this area? Do you have any recommendations?