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Discover the Region

The greater region has a wealth of day trip activities to offer. It is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, picturesque villages, culinary delights and access to some of the most celebrated medieval châteaux in southwest France, such as Beynac, Castlenaud, Hauteforte and Milandes.  The world-famous gardens of Marqueyssac, Eyrignac and les Jardins d'Imaginaire delight in all seasons.   Not to be missed are the historic market towns of Sarlat, Périgueux, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Brive, Brântome and Rocamadour. Also in close proximity are the important pre-historic sites of Rouffignac, Lascaux, Grotte du Pech Merle, La Roque St. Christophe and Font de Gaume.

Outdoor pursuits such as cycling, hiking, camping equestrian sports and river-based activities such as fishing, kayaking and canoeing are all popular.  Proximity to the Dordogne River and all it has to offer in terms of sport, historic sites and famous gastronomic fare is an important aspect of the location.

An additional treasure in the area is the Perigord-Limousin Natural Regional Park which provides a 2000km grid of walking paths in addition to a well-developed program of thematic walks and educational opportunities.

The proximity of two major French Autoroutes, the A-20 and the A-89 allow for ease of access to sites with in the region, and the opportunity to explore areas further afield: north to Paris and the UK, west to skiing in the Massive Central and Lyon beyond, east to Bordeaux and the Atlantic coast and south to Provence, the Mediterranean coast and Spain.