Dordogne
Saint-Jean-de-Côle
Interesting
Saint-Jean-de-Côle The Essential
Interesting
Several businesses and a mine extracting high-quality quartz keep things thriving in this preserved medieval village (without spoiling it). Bordered by half-timbered houses, the streets retain their cobbles, its rooftops intermingle harmoniously, and the main square has a fine church with beautiful carved capitals, a market, a château and stone houses (the ochre hues of their walls blending nicely with the brown tiles of their roofs).