Activities in the Area

 Discover Corgnac Sur L’Isle and the surrounding areas

This region of Dordogne offers a variety of sightseeing to suit all of velorailour guests including canoeing, velo-rail, fishing, cycling, hiking, tennis and golf, plus a multitude of chateaux, and outstanding beautiful villages. ,  There are also many gourmet restaurants in the area, and we provide a useful guide depending on your palate!



Thiviers (4km), “Capital of foie gras”, is a pleasant town where you thivierscan find the museum of “foie gras” (fine goose or duck liver paté). It also has a bustling saturday market where you can buy all of the local produce plus a range of local bars and restaurants. There are also four supermarkets to choose from together with the main TGV line to Limoges/Bordeaux.


Bathing in Nantheuil de Thiviers (6,5km), rouffiac_plageand rouffiac plage (20k)- sandy beaches and shady park, supervised swimming, pedal boating, trampoline, bouncy castle ,wakeboarding (Rouffiac) playground, tennis and restaurant/snack bar for lunch and dinner. Open daily. Free admission!



IMG_1843Cycle the stunning Voie Verte from Thiviers to St Pardoux la Riviere – a traffic-free by-way, passing the beautiful and historic village of St Jean de Cole which is listed as one of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’. (Bike hire available locally) The medieval village of Saint-Jean de Côle (11km), is ranked among “The Most Beautiful Villages in France




Sorges (11km), “Capital of the black truffle”, welcomes visitors with its museum on ecology and its truffles trails



Villars Cave (12km) : decorated with stunning stalactites and natural villarsrepresentations of cave art dating from the Magdalenian (approximately 17,000 years BC)




The château de Puyguilhem inspired from the renaissance châteaux IMG_1899of the Loire valley stands proudlyin the valley- situated just outside the beautiful village of Villars.




The château at Jumilhac La Grande is a must see. Its construction dates IMG_1973from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries




Brantôme (25km), called the “Venice of Perigord” provides a framework Abbaye_brantome that is both romantic and relaxing with its canals- great for canoeing, but also historical with its abbey and vestiges




Perigueux (30km), the prefecture of the Dordogne, is a treat for Perigeuxvisitors: unique Byzantine cathedral that inspired the “Sacré Coeur” in Montmartre (Paris), the Gallo-Roman museum – it has an amazing Saturday market set amidst medieval cobbled streets -plenty of bars and restaurants line the square, perfect place to view life with a coffee or glass of vin rouge!



The Château de Hautefort is a French château and gardens located Hautefortin the town of Hautefort in the Dordogne. The château was reconstructed in the 17th century, and embellished with a Garden à la française



Don’t miss a day out at Beynac, Sarlat and Roque Cajac. Set in the Dordogne Valley, with five of the big chateaux in the region, plus amazing canoeing and villages to visit