A 50m2 swimming pool with its sun terraces is on site for the use of the guests

The Region
As you wind your way along the small country byways you will see an abundance of caves and swallow holes, museums, and thousands of chateaux, all paying witness to the more than 20 000 years’ of prehistory and history of the region.

Near to our gites you will find footpaths, fishing lakes, canoeing, tennis, horse riding, golf courses and gastronomic restaurants.

 
Medieval Sarlat:
Sarlat, which is known as one of the most beautiful of French historical towns, is about 10 miles from our gites.

The town, with its paved streets and passageways, is frequently used as a film location because of the authenticity of its lauze and tiled roofs, its gables, turrets and its elements of medieval and renaissance architecture. In the tourist season the town is alive with pavement cafés, street entertainers, boutiques and market stalls. On Wednesday morning there is a thriving farmers’ market in the main square where one can buy anything from a vast array of fruit and vegetables, to locally produced walnuts, foie gras, poultry and flowers. Saturday boasts an even larger market selling a diversity of goods and locally made products. The stalls spread from the main square with its farmers’ produce, down the main shopping street and into the large square in front of the Palais de Justice.

Sarlat is also a town of culture: there is the autumn film festival, the summer festival of theatre, and other cultural activities throughout the year.

The Chateaux:
Beynac (12th-17th C), Castelnaud (12th-16th C), Eyrignac (the gardens of the manor, 17th-18th C), Fenelon (14th-17th C), Fleurac (19th C), L`Herm (Renaissance), Losse (14th-16thC), La Cypiere, Les Milandes (15th-19thC), Montfort (15thC), Puymartin (15th-16th C), Salignac (13th-14th C)...

The Abbeys:
Cadouin, Limeuil, Paunat, St Amand de Coly, St Avit Senieur...
Archaeological Excavations:
La Micoque, Le Moustier, Le Regourdou, Castelmerle, La Ferrassie, Laugerie Haute, Laugerie Basse, Pataud, Le Ruth...
Prehistoric decorated caves and rock shelters:
Bara-Bahau, Bernifal, Cap Blanc, Combarelles, Font de Gaume, Lascaux II, Le Poisson, Pataud, Le Thot, Rouffignac, St Cirq de Bugue…
Troglodyte villages and sites:
Belvès, La Madeleine, La Roque St Christophe, La Roque Gageac, St Leon sur Vézère…
Eight of the most beautiful villages of the Perigord:
(Designated by the Association for the Most Beautiful Villages of France)
Monpazier, La Roque Gageac, Domme, Beynac, Belvès, St-Jean-de-Cole, St-Léon-sur-Vézère, Limeuil
Caves and swallow holes with crystal formations:
Grottes de Carpe Diem, Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Grotte de La Halle, Grotte de Grand Roc…
Museums:
Belvès (Perigord Noir museum of organs and hurdy-gurdies), Beynac (archaeological park), Le Bugue (Perigord Noir Aquarium, The Village du Bournat, House of Wild Life), Cadouin (Museum of bicycles), Castelnaud la Chapelle (Walnut Eco-museum), Daglan (Exhibition of Dry Stonework), Domme (Museum of folk art and traditions, Porte des Tours, Templers’ Prison), Hautefort (Museum of Medicine), La Cassagne (Tithe barn, SEM Museum), Les Eyzies (National Museum of Prehistory, Speleological Museum, Abri Pataud site museum, Botanical Garden), Limeuil (Gardens and museum), Molières (Bastide’s region Walnut museum), Montignac (Eugène Leroy Museum), Nojals et Clottes (Bee-hive school) Payzac le Moustier (Exhibitions of fossils and prehistory), Salignac Eyvigues (Open-air living museum of Folk art and Traditions), Sarlat (Automobile Museum), Thonac (Le Thot, Cro-Magnon Exhibition, Animal Park and Museum), Tourtoirac (archaeological exhibition), Tursac (Prehistoparc)…….
 
 
 

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