Le Dorat is officially a 'cité de caractère' -
a 'city of special character or interest'. While it has all the
facilities you would expect to find in any moderately sized town, it
retains the character of a typical French village of the Limousin region.
There is a wide range of shops, hairdressers, chemists, a bank and
a post office. We have several restaurants of different
types, but bear in mind that we also offer you the facility to dine here in
the evening if you prefer.
If you wish to venture further afield, the city of Poitiers and the regional capital,
Limoges, are easily reached, either by train from the station here in Le Dorat, or by
car. Both have international airports, and journey time is under an hour either way.
Le Dorat, past and present.
Some of the historic buildings of Le Dorat, including the Porte-Bergère,
the 12th century Collégiale de Saint Pierre
and the Mairie or Town Hall.
Plus some images of the Le Dorat of today, including a view over the town at twilight.