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.


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.


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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Domme?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,485 vacation rentals near Domme. From 148 cottages to 70 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Domme for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Cottages in Domme?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 148 Cottages in Domme. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Domme include:

  • Villas: 70 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,040 rentals available
  • Flats: 201 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Domme?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 874 vacation rentals with pool available in Domme. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.