The golden stoned village is crammed with small artisans' shops and is extremely well preserved.
Unusually among the bastide towns, Domme retains part of its original fortified walls and the gateways into the town.
It was an important fortified place in medieval times, the village adorned itself with rich manors in the Renaissance period, such as Jean tarde’s manor.
The village streets blossom with tropical and mediterranaean plants.
) 103 metres to the river and then proceeds with an underground boat trip which takes visitors to the cathedral-like Grand Dôme which is 94 metres high.
The tour lasts about one and a half hours and covers 2km. Cirq Lapopie was the first place in France to have a preservation order on the entire medieval village.