Local Area Information

St. Séverin is only 1.5 miles away for the local Boulangerie, small supermarket, bank, restaurant and bars. Only seven miles away, Riberac has all necessary facilities, including large supermarkets and several restaurants. Dating from the 9th century and set in the Dronne valley, Riberac is at its best on a Friday; market day for reputedly the biggest market in Perigord.

 

Aubeterre is one of the most beautiful villages in France. The views from the village, perched on a hill, are superb. The small village square has tables and chairs under the shade of the trees where the restaurants serve traditional fare.

 

 

There is a 'river beach' at Aubeterre with canoe & kayak hire close by - the river here is navigable for many miles - and long trips can be had courtesy of the 'hire company' transporting you and the canoes by road; you paddle back! There is good fun here for children of all ages - the beach, a playground and tennis courts.

 

 

Brantôme (24 miles away) is an attractive town near the northern edge of the Dordogne department, sometimes known as the Venice of the Dordogne. The town has a nice mix of medieval and renaissance architecture to admire and is classed as one of 'les Plux Beaux Detours' in France.

In addition, there are many fine restaurants.

 

St-Emilion is a beautiful medieval town with steep hilly cobbled streets running through ancient limestone buildings. It is, of course, world famous for its fine wines and you can visit many Chateaux in the area and those surrounding such as Medoc, Graves and Pomerol. Enjoy the 'degustation' and buy wonderful wines to bring home.

 

Perigueux really comes to life on Wednesday and Saturday mornings when there is a fois gras and truffle market on place St-Louis in Puy St-Front (November to March) and a food market near the Cathedral on Place de la Clautre. The best medieval street is the Rue Limogeanne, where rows of restored Renaissance houses are now used as boutiques, which leads to the Musee du Périgord, one of the best prehistory museums in France with Gallo-Roman mosaics, portraits of the twelve Caesars and other such artefacts.

 

River Dordogne This beautiful river is the classic Dordogne, with its limestone cliffs, castles (such as Beynac) and picturesque villages such as Domme and Castelnaud, and also its world-famous caves with their prehistoric paintings. There is a museum of prehistory at Les Eyzies, while the grotto at Lascaux boasts the world's most famous prehistoric cave paintings.
Canoeing on the river is an unforgettable experience.

 

Bergerac on the north bank of the Dordogne is a largish town with a beautiful medieval centre with many half timbered houses. It was home to the famous Cyrano de Bergerac. There is a river port where wines were shipped to England and tobacco to many parts of the world. The surrounding countryside consists of vinyards and fields of cereals and tobacco. The town has a famous museum of tobacco.

 

 

There are a number of golf courses in the area. The closest (5 miles) is a delightful nine hole course at Manoir de Longeveau. There are fine18 hole courses at Périgueux (26 miles) and Angoulème (27 miles).