Bourdeilles:Bourdeilles is a great place for walking and there are a variety of routes. If that’s not your idea of fun it also has 2 chateaux, the first built in the 13th and 14th centuries whilst the other on the same site was constructed in the 16th century.
Walkers around the village will find the lovely 12th century church. A short distance behind the church the valleys panoramic views across the river and chateau can be enjoyed from the Promenade.
There are several routes to walk to the river and cross the 14th century bridge to find the Mairie and post office.
- Market time in Bourdeilles is Sunday morning.
- From April to September canoe hire is available in the village.
- Pony trekking is also available.
- An archery site is a 30 minute journey away.
- The supermarket in the village is open everyday and stocks a variety of produce.
- The village has four restaurants and a bar so places to eat out are available. Eating al fresco on a summer evening is amazing. The bar has barbecues with live music attracting hundreds and completely taking over the village square.
Please see our list with touristic links below.
Brantome - Venice of the Périgord
This is a major tourist attraction during the season. It has a canal around a central island making it ideal for canoeing although there is still the option to continue a course up the river by canoe. There is also an electric boat trip highlighting the many historical buildings around the canal.
The Jardin Tranquille is situated on the river bank and well worth a visit. There is a large imposing Benedictine abbey with caves dating back to the 8th century.
Market time is Friday morning when the riverside and squares are full of stalls.
Other local places of interest a short journey away are:
- Grotte de Villars.
- St Jean de Cole.
- Brantôme Police Horses and Friends.
This is the capital of the Dordogne and well worth a visit. As well as the many shops and restaurants the city has an amazing cathedral and medieval centre. Some areas date back to Roman times.
The narrow pedestrian only medieval streets are full of shops and stalls. The squares boast numerous bars and cafes catering for any budget.