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Tourist attractions & activities in the area

Chateau de Hautefort and gardensThe Chateau de Hautefort and its gardens are 4 miles away. Also at Hautefort the 'musée de medicine' and medieval village is of interest. There are several good restaurants in the town.  Market day is Monday.


Grotte de TourtoiracTourtoirac is a small village  about 3 miles from Fougeyrollas which is well known for it's ruined Abbey. In 2010 some spectacular caves which were only discovered in 1995, were opened to the public.


Excideuil's fortExcideuil is a busy market town about 6 miles from Fougeyrollas and offers a good range of shops including two supermarkets. Weekly market on Thursday morning. The main tourist attraction is the fort. In the summer local artists often have exhibitions in the fort.


The heart of medieval SarlatSarlat is well known for it's medieval town centre which featured in the film of Les Miserables. The Saturday market is the best in the region. There are also several acclaimed restaurants serving truffles and other Perigordian delicacies.

Cave paintings at LascauxMontignac
is a pleasant town on the river Vezere. In Montignac there are the Lascaux caves which have the oldest known cave paintings. Along the scenic route from Montignac to Les Eyzies which follows the Vezere river are several other sites of pre-historic and geological interest, notably Roque St. Christophe and Le Thot - Espace Cro-Magnon

Chateau Beynac on the river DordogneThe Dordogne valley is known for its chateaux, most of which played an important part in the 100 Years' War. The most spectacular of these are Castelnaud and Beynac.

On both the Vezere and Dordogne rivers boat trips and canoeing are very popular.

RocamadourRocamadour is one of the most popular tourist sites in France. Whilst at Rocamadour, as well as the Abbey and the Chateau, visit Eagles Rock. The 'Valley des Singes' and the Gouffre de Padirac which are close-by are also worth visiting.




Oradour sur GlaneOradour sur Glane is the site of a Second World War massacre by Nazi troops. Visitors can walk around the ruined village and visit the information centre where you can see films from the time and hear stories from survivors.


 Activities in the area

  • Walking - marked maps available

  • Horseriding - Cherveix Cubas & Tourtoirac

  • Cycling - hire bikes for all the family

  • Mountain biking - hire available in Cherveix Cubas

  • Fishing - Cherveix Cubas on the Auvezere river & Hautefort

  • Tennis - Cherveix Cubas

  • Golf - Essendrais, near Excideuil (5 miles). Perigueux & Limoges

  • Canoeing - Cherveix Cubas, Montignac, Domme & others

  • Quads - Hautefort

  • Adventure Park - Appel de la Foret at Thenon (12 miles)

  • Watersports - Rouffiac lake near Lanouaille (10 miles)

  • Paintball - Hautefort

  • Hot air balloon flights - Chateau Hautefort

Leaflets and brochures for many of the above activities (and others) are  in the information pack at the house. If you would like more information on a particular activity or attraction before you arrive please let us know.

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