Historically a bustling river transport town, this first-ever English governed bastide in the Périgord has pursued its vocation for trading and as a stopover town between Bergerac and Sarlat…
Located along the banks of the Dordogne River, it invites you to explore its various tracks and trails or to enjoy a picturesque tour along its towpaths, on foot or on a bike.
Why not take time out and observe the swans along the Dordogne River or climb up to Saint-Front’s Chapel and get a bird’s eye view over the town.
Be charmed by the Legend of the Coulobre, this dragon hiding in the depths of the river…
The market, an institution...
For over 700 years, every Thursday morning, the whole little town comes to life, market traders unpack their wares and the streets overflow with colours and aromas. Early morning, with the first rays of the sun, regular customers stroll around the stalls, chat to traders and local residents... The market gradually gathers momentum, starts bustling, the sun peaks and warms the streets...
The market extends from the town hall right up to the historic central square of the bastide. Here, you will find a wide range of local produce as well as an array of other products...
The Dordogne River’s side channel
To make navigation easier on the Dordogne, a choice communication axis for Southern Périgord since the Early Middle Ages, the Canal de Lalinde was dug between 1838 and 1843 between Mauzac and Tuilières. Locks, catchments, aqueducts and lockmasters’ houses were built along the watercourse.
However, with the arrival of the railway and roads, inland waterway freight transport decreased and the canal fell out of use.
Today, its potential is being promoted. It has become a highly-popular fishing and walking spot.
Explore the 15 km of towpaths and discover this great civil engineering achievement in lush, natural surroundings.
Guided visit of the bastide
You will be told the history of this English bastide on the Dordogne banks...
All year long fro goups (from 12 people) by reservation.
Information and booking: Lalinde Tourist Office on 05 53 61 08 55 - firstname.lastname@example.org
A vibrant town...
Lalinde is a town that bubbles over with initiatives and events organized by its numerous associations
The Tour de France
Last 11 of July 2017, The Tour de France passed through the town during its Périgueux – Bergerac stage. To celebrate the occasion, a variety of events taked place throughout the day.
Lalinde 50 km race
The Association les Marcheurs de la Vallée Dordogne organizes this race during the first weekend in March. Although there is no official ranking, it is one of the first races of the year in the department and a great warm-up for what is yet to come!
Wine & Solidarity Festival
The Bastides du Périgord Lions Club has been organizing this event, every August, for over 25 years. Some 70 exhibitors from all over France, specialized in regional wines & products, will invite you to taste their products in a friendly atmosphere. Simple yet top-quality catering services are on-hand throughout the day. Three days devoted to regional products.
The Tradigordines Festival
This traditional music celebration will be held this year from 4 to 6 August. The Périgord has an incredibly rich repertoire of traditional music and it was only natural for it to create this festival to promote and enhance its heritage and to discover the heritage of other regions and countries. Concerts, balls, exhibitions, conferences and much more!