Saint-Cyprien: an authentic little town of character in the heart of the Dordogne

Located in the picturesque Dordogne department, Saint-Cyprien is a village that captures the essence of the Périgord Noir with its authentic charm and historic treasures. Nestled between rolling green hills and tranquil rivers, this village is an ideal destination for those seeking to discover the beauty of an old Périgord village.

A medieval and religious heritage

Saint-Cyprien takes its name from the Benedictine abbey founded in the 9th century, which played a central role in the development of the village. The abbey church, with its Romanesque architecture and delicate stained glass windows, is an impressive testimony to the region’s medieval history. Strolling through the village’s narrow streets, visitors can admire beautifully restored stone houses that tell the story of centuries of history and tradition.

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A lively, picturesque market

One of Saint-Cyprien’s highlights is undoubtedly its weekly market, held every Sunday morning. The market is a feast for the senses, with stalls overflowing with fresh local produce and Périgord specialities. Cheeses, charcuterie, truffles, walnuts and regional wines: every visit is an invitation to discover and savour the delights of the land. It’s also a place where residents and visitors can meet and exchange ideas in a warm and friendly atmosphere, and it’s the favorite market of the locals!

An ideal starting point for exploring the region

Thanks to its strategic geographical position, Saint-Cyprien is an excellent base for exploring the Dordogne’s tourist attractions. Just a short drive away, you’ll find iconic sites such as the Lascaux caves, the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud, and the medieval town of Sarlat. After a day of exploring, you’ll enjoy returning to the tranquility and comfort of Saint-Cyprien.