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Eating – The Périgord is one of France’s true gastronomic delights Foie Gras; Walnut salad; Magret de Canard (duck); Truffles; Smoked Salamis; Cêpes; Strawberries............. and the list goes on!


Wines – with numerous Chateaux and Wineries, the local Bergerac, Pecharmant, Saussignac and Monbazillac wine estates are quite wonderful.....and so reasonably priced.


Walking – From Domaine Du Ruisseau, you can explore countless miles of stunning walks through unspoilt forests and countryside, by rivers, lakes and medieval bastide and hillside villages.


Sports - golf, canoeing, tennis, mountain biking, horse riding, zip-wiring, fishing, hot air ballooning, micro-lighting, paragliding, climbing – it’s all here.


Culture - Chateaux, Bastide towns, antiques fairs, music festivals and much more. Beynac, Castelnaud, Les Milandes, Puymartin, Losse ; picture-book stone villages including La Roque-Gageac, Domme, Brantôme, St Leon sur Vézère, Cadouin, Monpazier


Sarlat is a must see – an ancient and magnificently restored medieval town.


Visit the Department of the Lot - Lot with its famous villages of St Cirq Lapopie, Rocamadour and Puy l'Evêque.


Pre-History - the cro-magnon man region is the cradle of pre-historic sites in Europe with its incredible caves and cave paintings. Lascaux (a world heritage site), Font du Gaume, Rocamadour, Gouffre de Proumessac are all only 10-60 mins away.


Exploring -the Bordeaux region, St Emilion, Limoges, Toulouse, and many other attractions are only 1-2hrs away. Spain and the Pyrenees are less than 5hrs away.


Shopping –beautiful, vibrant street market s and specialist fairs happening every day of the week.


Chilling-out........................ !!

“….amazing how close everything is. Chestnut Cottage really is at the centre of a remarkable region which was so wonderful to explore”