As your stay is based
in the heart of the Périgord, you will find it quite easy to reach most of
the popular areas without any fuss.
The region is well known amongst other things for its Fois Gras, a local
duck liver pate, and also for its many varieties of wine.
A visit to some of the vineyards is a nice opportunity to sample the wine,
and see how it's produced.
Here are just a few suggestions you might like to try.
Generally the markets start at around 08:00 until about 13:00
you feel the need for some retail therapy, then head for the bigger towns
like Bergerac or Sarlat,
where you will find more variety of shops. Or you could spend a day's
shopping in Bordeaux,
which is easily reached by train from nearby Sarlat. The train journey
takes 2 hours.
Sarlat is a beautiful medieval town rich in history, where the shops are
open well in to the evening during peak months.
There are some lovely bars and cafés, that you can sit outside and watch the
world go by.
There are Hypermarkets near the larger towns, if you wish to buy in bulk for
instance, and are easily found.
Worthy of a mention, is the city of Périgueux.
Known as the Capital of the Périgord, here you will see some remarkable
architecture modern and old,
where some of the buildings are of Gallo-Roman times.
You can't miss the Cathédrale st-front, an Aquitanian domed church located
in the medieval quarter overlooking the market square.
Shops, Restaurants and Culture abound!
Canoeing, Cycling, Fishing, Horse Riding, Swimming, Walking, Quad Biking,
and even Hot Air Ballooning!
All these activities and more, are available locally, should you wish to try
There are many Restaurants to discover.
Depending on your tastes, you could spend an evening in nearby Sarlat,
where you will find a choice of fine dining amongst the splendid medieval