Cantegrel, two lovely houses set in 4 acres of land at the edge of a wood, carefully restored and furnished with French antiques. The position is absolutely unique on a cliff top overlooking the river Dordogne. You will enjoy complete privacy in that romantic location. The two houses are rented together as an ensemble and they are ideal for 6 people. A sunny terrace and a large yard will allow you eating outside and sunbathing. Beauty and peace, those are the two words which describe Cantegrel best !
Sport: Straight from Cantegrel enjoy long walks in the countryside. You can also ride horses ; canoe on the river Dordogne, Vézère or Céou ; climb cliffs ; swim in the Dordogne ; fly over castles by plane, balloon, ULM ; play golf : 'le Domaine de Rochebois', 9 holes (Vitrac 15 km) and 'le Golf de l'Olivarie', 18 holes (Siorac 14 km).
If you wish to canoë on the river Dordogne, you'll find two renters on Enveaux beach, 1 Km from Bézenac.
An 'air park' on the same beach will delight kids and teen agers with tree-climbing, ropes, nets, passages on top of the trees overhanging on the river, etc..
Historic area: During the One Hundred Years war, the Dordogne was on the frontier between the English and French kingdoms. Several towns like Monpazier were built by England on a very special plan, the 'bastides'. When God set the castles in France, he put the most beautiful alongside the river Loire and then tired of his job he emptied all the rest of his bag on the Périgord. That means you will never have enough time to see them all ! The two local castles Beynac (4 km) and Castelnau are truly splendid. Michael Crichton's novel 'Timeline' takes place in the village of Bezenac, but in a more dangerous time than nowadays.
Les Eyzies de Tayac (15 km) is known as the capital of prehistory. 'The shelters of stone' last book of Jean M.Auel is located around Les Eyzies. Several famous painted caves are very near (Lascaux (40 km), Rouffignac, Font de Gaume).
Stalactites caves are also exciting to visit. (Proumeyssac chasm 17 km)
Gastronomy and festivals: 'Good food and wine, this is paradise on earth' said France's much loved king Henry IV. In Périgord eating well is a way of life, a source of pleasure and friendship. The country markets (Saint Cyprien 4km, Sarlat 15km), will provide all the quality products to make yourself the famous 'cuisine périgourdine'.
You will also find all around the different types of restaurants, from the cheap but excellent 'repas à la ferme' to the three stars table.
During the summer, there are many festivals, for example the theatre festival of Sarlat in July and August.