Riberac, Dordogne – a pretty town with a lively weekly market!
Riberac is in the north of the Dordogne to the north of Mussidan. This is a quieter part of the Dordogne department but not far from the busy summer crowds to the south.
Dating from the 9th century and set in the Dronne valley, Riberac is at its best on a Friday at its market day for reputedly the biggest market in Perigord.
It’s a pleasant town in an attractive setting in the rolling countryside of the northern Dordogne region.
Riberac is a pleasant market town which is pleasant to explore, stop for lunch or a coffee or browse the shops along the high street. It is popular with all nationalities.
If you are travelling with children or want to work off some of the pounds gained eating the delicious Perigordine food there is a superb outdoor swimming pool at Riberac. It is clean and very cheap to visit.
There are two main attractions near the town – a large forest, the ‘Foret de la Double’; and lots and lots of Romanesque churches. Some examples can be seen at Festalemps, Faye and Siorac-de-Riberac.
Riberac makes a very good base for exploring this northern part of the Dordogne – don’t miss Lusignac, a very pretty little village with good views, a nice medieval church and a chateau.