From the design and development of the museum space to its educational content and training for its guides, Semitour is home to many specialists in the field. They bring expertise that benefits all of us.
Semitour Périgord, the Dordogne’s largest tourism company, is intrinsically involved in the economic development of the region through the management of its famous cultural sites. To a certain extent, these are the face of the Dordogne to the outside world.
Semitour Périgord is a standard-bearer for innovative tourism.
It is the company’s goal to share, preserve and sustainably promote the different sites it manages, so everybody can enjoy the wealth of culture and heritage in the Dordogne.
Day to day management
From visit design to managing the flow of people, all the way to the roll-out of related services and infrastructure, Semitour plays a key role in hosting visitors and operating the business side of the sites.
Sustainable development and promotion
Over and above the conservation, maintenance, restoration, and safety of its sites, Semitour has implemented a strategy to improve and promote sustainable development for the whole region.
Whether children, teenagers, adults, senior citizens, alone or in a group, novices or specialists, local or from far-flung climes, our visitors are hugely diverse and Semitour is proud to be able to adapt its offer to each and every one of them.
Our future is enlightened by our knowledge of history and, thanks to the use of new technologies, Semitour has proved time and time again that the opposite can be true, too (augmented reality, digital and interactive technologies).
A network of partnerships
Semitour Périgord also leads a network of partners called the “Grands Sites du Périgord”, which brings together 20 major tourist sites in the Dordogne, including chateaux, caves and gardens. With a network of more than 500 distribution points and a joint communications strategy, the group affords each partner greater visibility.
Who we are
In order to boost tourist numbers and optimise their revenue, while at the same time remaining a true a public service, the Conseil Départemental de la Dordogne decided (following deliberation N°: 97184 from 24 January 1997) to create a semi-public, local tourism company which would gradually take over the role of the Departmental Tourist Office.
Semitour Périgord was created upon the initiative of the Conseil Départemental de la Dordogne, with the intention of it taking over from the Departmental Tourist Office .
For 20 years, Semitour Périgord has been entrusted by the Departmental Council with the management of major cultural, accommodation and leisure sites.
Semitour took over the Atelier des Facsimilés du Périgord (a replica workshop) in Montignac and created a subsidiary company whose aim was to create replica cave paintings, scenography design and to produce associated decorative objects.
Semitour Périgord has been registered with the Registre des Opérateurs de Voyages et de Séjours (Register of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators).
Its aims are to place the visitor squarely at the centre of all projects; to inject a boost of energy into site management, notably by hosting visitors professionally and effectively; to improve the quality of all our tourist and cultural offers, and to increase economic viability.