The place is charming. In the north of the department, Brantôme was built on a meander of the Dronne, at the foot of a cliff with a wooded summit. The water and the foliage serve as a setting 
to this medieval "Venice of the Périgord" where old houses, Renaissance pavilions, mill, bent bridge, dolmen, lantern of the dead... seem to summarize the heritage of the region. At the edge of the river is an elegant Benedictine abbey. Its conventual buildings date from the 18th century. Overlooking it, the Romanesque campanile would be one of the oldest in France.
Behind the abbey, you can visit a strange troglodytic sanctuary, the cave called "of the Last Judgment", whose high-reliefs would include motifs from the Gallic period.