Please find below some useful links to help organise your trip.
A Must SeeCanoeing
Castles Canoeing - Canoe Dordogne
Rent a canoe on the Dordogne river. A number of different trip lengths are available. Paddle downstream and you will be picked up at the end and taken back to your car.
Canoeing - Canoe Vézère
Canoe on the Vézère river. AVCK are based in Les Eyzies. They will run you by mini bus up river and then all you have to do is paddle back with the current.
Caves Castles - Château de Beynac
The outstanding castle of Beynac is found in what is regarded as one of France's most beautiful villages. It featured in the movie 'Joan of Arc'.
Castles - Château de Castelnaud
The Château de Castelnaud, officially listed as a Historic Building in 1966, stands high over the Dordogne valley, with magnificent views of the châteaux of Beynac, Marqueyssac Gardens and the medieval village of La Roque-Gageac.
Cycling Caves - Font de Gaume
Amazing 20,000 year old cave paintings and a tour in English. A mere 15 mins drive from the cottage.
Caves - Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Visit the amazing limestone caves near Le Bugue. Guided tours depart every hour. There is also a good play park for kids.
Eating Out Cycling - Bike Bus
Bike bus offers mountain bikes, road bikes, childrens bikes etc. They can also provide you with a guide to show you some of the best trails.
EquestrianFlights Eating Out - Couleurs Cafe
Couleurs Cafe is located about 8 mins' drive away. The restaurant used to be an old water mill. Lovely sitting outside on the terrace in the summer for lunch or dinner.
Eating Out - La Savie
Small romantic restaurant located in a countryside setting. Offering excellent quality food.
Eating Out - Le Chèvrefeuille
Le Chèvrefeuille Cookery School and restaurant is run by an English husband and wife team who have been in the area for over 10 years. There is an intimate outdoor restaurant terrace which serves set evening meals 3 times a week. Ian, the Chef, is passionate about local ingredients and so buys from the weekly local markets. An excellent one day cookery course is also available.
Eating Out - Le Cro Marin
Great seafood restaurant in St Cyprien. The owners also run the fish shop next door and so know a thing or two about seafood. They also do a great kids' menu.
Eating Out - Vieux Logis
Extremely popular high end Michelin restaurant for a special occasion. Top Chef Vincent Arnould.
Gardens Flights - Easyjet
Fly to Bordeaux from Bristol, Glasgow, Belfast, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton. Bordeaux airport is an easy 2 hour drive away.
Flights - Flybe
Flights to Bergerac from Edinburgh, Southampton, Birmingham and Exeter. Bergerac airport is an hour's drive away.
Flights - Ryanair
Flights to Bergerac from Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool and London Stansted. Also to Bordeaux from Cork, Edinburgh and London Stansted. There is a now a new route to Brive from London Stansted.
Kids Gardens - Gardens of Marqueyssac
Amazing gardens perched high on a cliff with great views. The gardens cover 22 hectares and a maze of 150000 boxwoods. Candlelit events in the summer with music and theatre.
Gardens - Les Jardins d'Eyrignac
Stunning gardens set in the grounds of an historic manor house. Over 10 hectares of topiary sculptures as well as kitchen and flower gardens.
Gardens - Limeuil Panoramic Gardens
Beautiful gardens set in a picturesque village where the Dordogne and Vézère meet. It is also great for kids with lovely local ice cream for sale in the café.
TrufflesWalking Kids - Jacquou Parc
An outdoor park that kids will enjoy. There is a small water park area with slides and many animals to see.
Kids - Le Bugue Aquarium
Great for kids!
Just 10 minutes drive away, is an impressive cosy aquarium. Great if you happen to have a rainy day.
Kids - Soft Play Bergerac
If it rains and the kids are looking to burn off some energy, then there is a great soft play area close to Bergerac.
Wine Walking - Walking Dordogne
See the real Dordogne with 'Walking Dordogne'. Trekking, walking and mountain bike tours. A tour that even children will love.
Wine - Bergerac Wine Tours
Take a Tour of the famous Bergerac wine region and learn more about the terroir while tasting. Amazing ranking on Tripadvisor.
Wine - Cellar Tours
Luxury tour. A private driver will take you to family run wine estates where you will experience a wine picnic.
Wine - Julien de Savignac
Need to stock up on wine during your stay? This wine cellar is seriously tempting. Prices range from just a few euros for a bottle to many hundreds. Located in Le Bugue (10 mins drive).