Around the Area

Les Bayles Gîtes

The many attractions through the valleys of the Vézère and the Dordogne will take you from prehistory through to medieaval times with numerous caves, châteaus, museums, gardens and other family friendly activities and visitor centres.  These include the world famous caves at Lascaux (only 15 minutes drive) and Font de Gaume at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (also only 15 minutes drive) where you can still see the original paintings if you get up early enough to get tickets!  Not far from these is the Château de Commarque, whose ruins were rescued from the undergrowth only a few years ago and are still being revealed.

La Roque Saint Christophe is a fantastic example of the use of a huge cliff dwelling used from prehistoric times right up until the beginning of the 20th century.  The views of this as you are canoeing down the Vézère river are spectacular.  The views of the different Châteaus, including Château de Beynac and Château de Castelnaud are equally spectacular if you choose to canoe down the Dordogne instead or by visiting the Jardins de Marqueyssac and the fortified village of Domme you will see breathtaking views of the winding Dordogne river hundreds of metres below.

Also there are many opportunities to sample traditional Perigordine menus including duck and Foie Gras, which the region is famous for and sample the world famous wines of Bergerac and Bordeaux.