The French affectionately speak about their ‘douce France’ and la Belle’. Here you can see why. The weather is lovely, nature abundant, the landscape pretty and the local cuisine in the Périgord –as is the old name of the Dordogne– is legendary.
The Dordogne used to be a poor region. Thanks to tourism things are better now, but it is still essentially an agricultural area with its many small farms, fields and woods. Regional delicacies are produced here, walnuts, truffles, honey, duck specialities..
Don’t forget the many castles. Not far from where we are you will find Castelnaud, Beynac and the pretty chateau that used to belong to Josephine Baker: Milandes. They are all open to the public. Just south of Bergerac (40 km) lies the castle of Monbazillac, where the known sweet white dessert wine is produced. The French happily drink this wine before dinner too, with their foie gras. Medieval Sarlat (40 km) is a ‘must see’ as are the old fortified villages nearer to us created by the English, like 13th century Monpazier, famous for its architecture.
A few examples of activities in the surroundings
Nothing beats canoeing on the river, the kids will love it too. You will be dropped off up-river, paddle at leisure to a meeting-point where you will be picked up. Book at the reception.
Land of caves, for instance Lascaux is world famous. Very near to us you will find the stalactites of Maxange and the ‘chrystal cathedral’ of Proumeyssac.
Don’t forget the many castles. Not far from where we are you will find Castelnaud, Beynac and the pretty chateau that used to belong to Josephine Baker: Milandes.
There are 9– and 18-hole golf links, and castles where you can wine, dine and play golf too. Near to u you will find Golf de Lolivarie (18-hole) and Golf de la Forge (9-hole).