Leisures and activities

For anyone who hasn't been to the Dordogne before, you're in for a real treat. The Dordogne has always been a popular holiday destination, particularly for those of you looking for adventure;

Aside from being an irresistible magnet for discerning holiday home owners, the long hot summers and its beautiful and rugged countryside also attract those looking for exciting activities.

With all the abundance of wonderful rivers the Dordogne is blessed with large numbers of companies who provide all the equipment for you to take up this sport or to develop your skills further. All ages are catered for too. With a great emphasise placed upon safety and using the correct equipment. The rivers are beautiful and what an opportunity to see them from a completely different aspect.

Horse riding
It is perfectly possible and easy to go hacking to your hearts content in some beautiful countryside with a lot of bridle ways-over 1,000 kilometres!

Sarlat market
In summer the Square will have musicians and street entertainers adding to the atmosphere. The produce market disappears at 1pm when the local cafes will then spread their tables and chairs into the square.

Sarlat turns into a huge market for products of all kinds : duck and goose goodies; goat and bovine cheeses; breads, walnut cakes, pastries; wines, brandies, and aperitifs.

The range of produce is wonderful, and the colours are a treat to behold.

Be that as it may, the Dordogne region has many of the finest castles in France, often in spectacular locations, and frequently surrounded by carefully manicured gardens with far-reaching views over the Perigord countryside. Many of the castles date from the turbulent times in the 12th-14th centuries and the wars between England and France.

Exploring rural France on a bicycle is certainly the best way to see the pretty villages and catch a glimpse of rural French life.

The Dordogne really excels, with fields of sunflowers that stretch as far as the eye can see, attractive woodland, meandering riverside lanes, and astonishing viewpoints that were made for leisurely picnics.

" La Borie Grande "
24550 Villefranche du Perigord - France
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