These most delightful of gites are reached along a country lane,winding through cow pastures and flower meadows to where they nestles in the hills overlooking a wooded valley.
For many this blissfully quiet location will be an opportunity to do nothing but relax and recharge the batteries.For others it will be the perfect opportunity for walking,cycling or horse riding and enjoy the rich and varied wildlife - deer,red squirrels,kites,golden oriole,nightingales'nightjars,hoopoe,a miriad of butterflies and abundant wild flowers.
The pretty village of St.Pompon is 10mins. walk away and has all the basic shops,two bars and an excellant restaurant.It is worth taking time to sit in the square and do some serious people watching or saunter through the back lanes and soak up the ambiance. The village celebrates those long Saturday summer evenings with street parties - trestles and benches are set out,local food and wine sold at stalls,music played and dancing in the street - great fun.
The picturesqe village of Daglan is five minutes away.Here you will find the Petit Paris one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the area.Eat outside in the square - very French
The romantic cliff side villages of Beynac and La Roque Gageac are within a few minutes drive as is the bastide town of Domme with its wonderful views over the Dordogne.
The historic town of Sarlat with countless restaurants and colourful street markets is just a ride away and the Sunday street market et St,Cyprien takes some beating for atmosphere
A visit to this region would not be complete without time on a river.This might be paddling in the shallows, swimming to an island,picnicing on the banks,perhaps a boat trip from La Roque Gageac or better still floating down the river in a canoe. - its glorious Garden lovers are spoilt for choice,with the fantastic topiary gardens at du Manoir d'Eyrignac,at one end of the scale,to the lovely natural Jardins de l'Albrede at the other.The garden at Marqueyssac with its breathtaking views of the river and neighbouring chateaux is candlelit on Thursday evenings - Magical.
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The Dordogne is part of the Aquitaine region in the south west of France and is famed for its wonderful wooded valleys,glorious rivers and more than 1000 fairy tale castles. The area is steeped in history with many delightful medieval town and villages.The bastide villages and the history of the hundred year war are of particular interest. Visitors come from all over the world to see cave paintings in the prehistory settlement at Les Eyzies and Lascaux and to visit the many other undergroung caverns and caves in the region. The Bergerac area is renowned for its wines as is Cahors in the neighbouring Lot.Both offer wine tastings and tours.Nearer to home the Domme vineyard is building a sound reputation for the qaulity of its wines. For foodies there is an endless choice of wonderful restaurants offering such regional fare as truffles,foiegras,duck,wallnuts,cassoulet,cepes and much more. The whole area is rich in arts and crafts with many interesting galleries and studios. For retail therapy the cities of Bergerac Brive Cahors and Perigueux are all within reach. Other Activities: Hot air ballooning, canoeing, kayaking, boat trips, gliding.
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Nov 1 2013 - Jan 3 2014
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