Attractions in the area

Le Plongeoir is nestled amongst the trees at Du point Le Garrit just outside St Cyprian.  It is a beautiful base where you can rent a canoe and paddle down the Dordogne River along with a pre ordered picnic!. The routes they cover, are over the most popular stretch of the Dordogne river.  Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, the fabulous chateaux’s…

Tremolat for its size has a number of eateries, restaurants and a quaint little wine bar. The one is visiting Tremolat you are definitely not short of a choice.   THE VIEUX LOGIS hotel has a Michelin star restaurant. This award has been presented to their their fantastic chef, Chef Vincent Arnold.     This cosy restaurant was once a tobacco…

How to choose a good wine at a good price whilst holidaying in the Dordogne So,  you’ve arrived in the Dordogne and decided to purchase a few bottles of wine.  Where to start?  You have stopped off at a “Cave” such as Julian de Savignac in Le Bugue or you find yourself staring at rows upon rows of hundreds of…

TREMOLAT VILLAGE This beautiful village is only a 15 minute walk from The French Country Cottage – Les Chouettes.  Considering the size of Tremolat it has 4 restaurants in the centre.  The well known Le Vieux Logis is a 4 star hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant.  The tapas menu offers a plate of delicious art for every course  One…

Discovering the Dordogne River by Gabarre is a wonderful way to see beautiful Chateaux and castles.  You receive amazing insight during the hundred year war, how the French were able to keep an eye on the English and vice versa.  They each had property that was able to watch and report on the activity of the other.

Sarlat is a beautiful example of the Renaissance and medieval era.  It was formed in the 9th Century and is built around a Benedictine Abbey.  Try to take the time to wander through the city to admire the fine homes, one of the most famous is the mansion of Ettienne La Boetie.  La Boetie was a well known Judge and…

Truffles in the Dordogne – THE BLACK DIAMOND Its that time of year again – visit the Dordogne in January/February and learn how to find the beautiful black truffle.  The market in St Alvere is the place to visit.  There are lessons on how you use the truffle in your cooking – Ask us how and where. Whilst visiting the…

The valley of the Dordogne The amazing variety of landscapes must of been very appealing to early man who decided to settle in this fertile region of the Dordogne.  It offers a wonderful mild climate, sprawling valleys, and secret shelters, countless streams, the beautiful Dordogne and Vezerre Rivers and interesting woods and forests.  It is no wonder that this beautiful…

Spring has sprung in the Dordogne.  Enjoy lovely warm days without the crazy masses of Summer time.  The warmer temperatures are great for bike rides through the countryside, or simply pack a delicious picnic and take off for a few hours of rambling through the countryside. The canoe companies are all up and running.  Why not hire a canoe and…

If peace and tranquility is what you are looking for, take the time to visit the charming village of LIMEUIL This is where The Dordogne River and The Vezzerre Rivers meet. Pack a picnic and enjoy the lovely view from the banks, or simply pull up a chair on the deck of the local restaurant.          …

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