La Badoussie DommeIs one of the most famous Bastides in the region, with most of its 13th Century ramparts, including three fortified gates, still intact. It was a one-time base for the Knights Templar, whose graffiti can still be seen in the towers by porte des tours (where they were imprisoned in 1307). The village is so picturesque that it has become quite touristy but the stunning panoramas of the Dordogne valley and river are worth a look.

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