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Things to See and Do and what our Guests
                           liked most 

The Perigord-Noir is filled with many fantastic attractions and they are numerous and there would be too many to put here.  So the gite is ideally located to capture all  


Below are some of our guests' favourite attractions and things to do.  There are maps and brochures available in the Gite to help you decide what you would best like to see. There most certainly is something for everyone.  The main sites are linked below, click on the Amber boxes.

Visit the Medieval town, interesting little shops and absorb the atmosphere

There are Markets in the region on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  The markets are in the morning and from 09:00am until midday and sometimes a bit longer.  The market in Cenac et St. Julien is on Tuesday mornings (great fruit & vegetables).  Doome market is Thursday morning (good eating stalls), Sarlat markets are Wednesday and Saturday (big market).  St. Cyprien market (big market also) is Sunday morning (we love this one too).  There are also special interest markets, good brocantes etc and see vide Grenier linked here.  These markets are throughout the year.  There is a special Christmas market in Sarlat every year

River and Lake swimming

Guests enjoyed local swimming areas, cooling in the chilled clean water late in the summer evenings, ask us for our favourite spots

Tracks directly from the Gite into the forest, great for the early risers some who enjoyed cross country running

Open all year around and a spectatular show! Thursday is market day and a cool drink on the square afterwards is always nice

Opens 1st Apr to 13 Nov, this is an outstanding site for those who enjoy deep caves, Guests combined this trip with Rocamadour

Opens mid Feb to end of Nov, interesting early cave dwelling to be seen with a later built dwelling to the front. Chamber of torture at the end is not for everyone

Opens Apr to Oct - Guests adore the canoe trip from Vitrac to Beynac

Open all year around, popular with the guests who love cave drawings

Open all year around and one of our favourite spots as with guests.  The little shops and restaurants at the foot of the castle are fabulous.  The castle has been undergoing renovations since 1966!  The Patisserie in Castelnaud-La-Chapelle is outstanding (Maison Carre)! So  call in to pick up something nice

Opens 1st May to 30 Sept and a nice escape

Opens Apr to end of Oct - stunning and one of many castles to see

Open all year around and clients adore the gardens both in summer and autumn.  In August late in the evening they light many candles and it is supberb

Opens Apr to Oct, a steep but wonderful climb to the top

Enjoy the local cuisine and ask us for our many suggestions on shops and restaurants

Visit the sacred city of Rocamadour, open all year around and really must be seen. You will return again!


Ask us for our favourite photo opportunities

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