Must see

Around our house within a radius of 50 km:

Castles

  • CASTELNAUD, museum of war in the Middle Ages (7 km).
  • BEYNAC, One of the most beautiful feudal fortresses of Périgord (10 km). 
  • LES MILANDES, known worldwide thanks to Joséphine Baker (11 km).
  • PUYMARTIN, mythological cabinet unique in Périgord (20 km).
  • COMMARQUE, castle and troglodyte habitats  (26 km).
  • LOSSE, jewel of the Renaissance and remarkable garden (34 km).
  • FENELON, feudal fortress surrounded by three fortified enclosures,
    important collections of furniture and objets d'art (18 km).
  • BIRON, one of the four baronnies of Périgord, major site of Aquitaine (46 km).

 

The bastides

New towns of the Middle Ages, built during the XIIIth and XIVth century.

The French bastides (principal founder Alphonse de Poitiers, count of Toulouse and brother of Saint Louis):

  • DOMME,VILLEFRANCHE-DU-PERIGORD.

The English bastides (principal founder Edouard 1er Plantagenêt, Duke of Aquitaine):

  • BEAUMONT-DU-PERIGORD, MOLIERES, LALINDE, MONPAZIER.

The best preserved bastides: MONPAZIER, DOMME.

The circuits of the valleys

  • The Dordogne valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Sainte-Mondane to Lalinde (around Domme, via Monfort, La-Roque-Gageac and Beynac).
  • The Dordogne valley from Bergerac to Saint-Emilion

  • The valley of the Vézère de Montignac (Lascaux IV) to Limeuil (via Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac, La-Roque-Saint-Christophe and many prehistoric sites).

Remarkable sites, towns and villages

  • Domme, a medieval bastide, one of the most beautiful villages in France, has towers: the prison of the Templars in 1307 (engravings).
  • Sarlat, city of art and history (12 km).
  • Beynac (10 km).
  • Castelnaud (7 km).
  • La-Roque-Gageac (5 km).
  • Montfort, cingle and castle (7 km).
  • Rocamadour, medieval city and famous pilgrimage (49 km).
  • Monpazier (38 km).
  • Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère (39 km).
  • Saint-Amand-de-Coly (35 km).
  • Limeuil (35 km).
  • Trémolat, village and cingle (41 km).
  • La maison forte de Reignac (34 km).
  • Les cabanes du Breuil (14 km).
  • Abbey of Cadouin chef-d'oeuvre de l'art gothique flamboyant (35 km).
  • Abbey of Saint-Avit-Sénieur (42 km).
  • La Roque-Saint-Christophe, the largest troglodydian site in Europe (38 km).
  • Chapel of Montferrand-du-Périgord frescoes of the 15th century (37 km).

Caves, chasms and Prehistory

  • Domme.
  • Cave of Lascaux 4 International Center, complete replica of the famous cave decorated with polychrome paintings aged 17000 years. We advise you to plan your visit to Lascaux IV: http://www.lascaux.fr/en
  • Cave of Font-de-Gaume polychrome prehistoric frescoes.
  • Abri Pataud, excavation site and museum.
  • La Roque-Saint-Christophe fort and troglodytic town.
  • Grotto of Pech-Merle most beautiful cave of Quercy.
  • Grotte du Grand-Roc natural masterpiece, concretions and crystals.
  • The Thot museographic space and animal park.
  • Proumeyssac's hole crystal cathedral.
  • Pradirac's hole.

Museums

  • National Museum of Prehistory of the Eyzies exceptional collections and reconstitutions.

  • Museum of the Middle Ages in Castelnaud.

  • Vesunna Gallo-Roman museum of Périgueux exceptional murals.

  • National Tobacco Museum, Maison Peyrarede in Bergerac.

Gardens

  • Exotic garden of La-Roque-Gageac, Mediterranean vegetation at the foot of the cliff (open all year, 5 km).
  • Park and box gardens of Caudon, Domme (5 km).
  • Gardens of the Albarède, charm and poetry in the valley of Céou, Saint-Cybranet (6 km).
  • Hanging gardens of the most visited Château de Marqueyssac of Périgord with its new arrival, the allosaure "Kan", Vézac (open all year, 9 km). Candlelight visit every Thursday evening in July and August (except weather). Provide a picnic.
  • Carsac-Aillac Gardens, dedicated to lotus and water lilies (10 km).
  • Gardens of Cadiot, English, Italian and ornamental orchard, Carlux (20 km).
  • Gardens of the Manoir d'Eyrignac, exceptional French gardens, Salignac (open all year, 25 km).
  • Jardin de Planbuisson, botanical garden and unique collection of bamboos and grasses, Buisson-de-Cadouin (30 km).
  • Panoramic gardens of Limeuil, at the top of the village classified "most beautiful villages of France", overlook the confluence of the rivers Dordogne-Vézère (35 km).
  • Gardens of the Chartreuse du Colombier, refined gardens of the 17th and 18th century. Surrounding a house in the fields, Paunat (39 km).

More informations

  • Michelin green guide “Périgord Quercy Dordogne”
  • Michelin green guide “Le pays des Bastides en Périgord”
  • L’Aquitaine “le bon côté du Sud”: http://www.tourisme-aquitaine.fr/