Flying over the Dordogne

There are many ways to enjoy the stunning countryside, châteaux and rivers, but flying over the Dordogne is one of the most spectacular.

If you’re staying at Le Mas & Le Mazet, we can arrange for you to take a 30-minute flight from a local aerodrome. The planes are 4-seaters, so they take the pilot and three guests.

Flying high over the Dordogne

After taking off, you’ll head towards Limeuil, where the Dordogne and Vézère rivers converge. Then you’ll follow the Dordogne river over the châteaux of Marqueyssac, Beynac and Castelnaud, which look amazing from above. You really do get a bird’s eye view of these centuries-old castles, perching on top of hills.

Flying over the Dordogne

You then go back to the start, over the village of Bélves, another one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. There the pilot will point out a stunning château and gardens which is owned by a French actrice.

We did get a bit of motion-sickness when we did it, so be warned!

Next to the airplane, ready to take off