Local Area Information

PLACES OF INTEREST

Local Towns and villages

  • SARLAT – Fantastic medieval town with cobbled streets, ancient buildings, restaurants, shops, bars and a bustling market on Weds and Sat mornings. Film and jazz festivals at certain times of year. Street entertainment in Summer months. Cinema showing some films in their original version.

  • DOMME – Walled medieval village with fantastic views and its own underground caves. Children will enjoy the miniature train ride.

  • LA ROQUE-GAGEAC – picture-book village beside the river

  • BEYNAC – explore its cobbled streets and imposing castle that was home to Richard the Lionheart. Or take a scenic boat trip along the river.

  • LES EYZIES – On the river Vézère. Home to the museum of pre-history and Cro-Magnon man.

  • PERIGUEUX – Capital of the Dordogne. An hour’s drive but worth the trip to see its historic area, restaurants and shops.

  • ROCAMADOUR – Actually in the Lot, but close by (35 mins). Spectacular medieval village built into cliff face. Children will enjoy the monkey forest

Castles and Gardens.

  • Beynac

  • Castelnaud

  • Chateau des Milandes (Home of the opera singer Josephine Baker)

  • Les Jardins de Marqueyssac – beautiful garden walks with panorama of the Dordogne valley. Candlelit walks on Thursday evenings in high season. – 30 mins

  • Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac – 15 minutes from the house

  • Les Jardins de Cadiot – tranquil gardens in nearby Carlux – 10 mins

The Area

The Dordogne 'departement' has the highest number of listed historical monuments in France after Paris!

The area is dominated by pre-history, beautiful architecture and gastronomy. Whether you wish to visit caves with their drawings dating back 20,000 years, picnic on the banks of the Dordogne river or visit the local markets with some of the best produce in France, all can be done easily from Le Grezier.

The departmental 'capital' town of Perigueux is just over an hour away and the pedestrianised medieval city with its superbly restored lanes and squares around the cathedral is a great place for a coffee or lunch. The town has extensive Roman remains which are well worth exploring along with the excellent produce and food markets in the medieval city on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you require some 'retail therapy' the large shopping complex at Trelissac as you approach Perigueux will be worth a visit too!

There are many pre-historic sites and caves in the area, the most important of which are located in the Vezere valley - Lascaux at Montignac is the most famous followed by the caves at Les Eyzies - all are within easy reach.

The pretty town of Sarlat with its warren of alleys, virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages, lined with warm ochre stone houses must be seen and the medieval village of Domme perched on its rocky peak is easily accessible across the River Dordogne. World famous Rocamadour built on the side of a cliff can be visited further away to the south.

The great activity around all of these tourist sites makes Le Grezier all the nicer to come back to as the area surrounding the house has been overlooked by many of the less attractive developments of the last century.

CAVES

  • Lascaux - Montignac 35mins. Famous cave paintings

  • Le Gouffre de Padirac, 30 mins

  • La Roque Saint-Christophe, 45 mins - prehistoric cliff dwellings

  • and many others

Highlights
  • Peace,Tranquility and Relaxation!
  • Close to the lovely medieval town of Sarlat
  • In the beautiful Perigord Noir.
  • 4 large bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Large fully equipped kitchen
  • Fabulous views all round
  • Cot and high chair if required
  • Exceptional value and quality
Location
LE GREZIER
Guest Comments
Le Grezier is a lovely property - beautifully renovated, extremely well equipped and perfectly located for many of the attractions of this part of South West France. The excellent pool and garden prov ... — Richard Barker, 19 Aug 2014
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