Information & Facts
Dordogne experiences mild winters and moderate summers, which
can be long and very warm at times, making it the best time of year
to visit Dordogne and Lot. Average summer daytime highs range from
77°F to 95°F (25°C to 35°C) with occasional storms and showers.
Spring and autumn are mild with a higher chance of rain while in
late spring heavy rainfall can occur. Winters are generally mild
with short periods of cold weather with frequent rain.
French is the official language.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels,
though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major
credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques,
particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).