This region of Dordogne offers a variety of sightseeing to suit all of our 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 can 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), and 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!
Cycle 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 representations of cave art dating from the Magdalenian (approximately 17,000 years BC)
The château de Puyguilhem inspired from the renaissance châteaux of 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 from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries
Perigueux (30km), the prefecture of the Dordogne, is a treat for visitors: 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 in 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