The marvels of our region :
The Dordogne and Vézère valleys, with their prehistoric sites : Les Eyzies, La Roque St Christophe...
Limestone caverns, geological chasms with rock and crystal formations, prehistoric shelters with sculptures and rock drawings : Lascaux II, Gouffre de Padirac, Grottes de Cougnac...
The fortified castles which are the historical witnesses of the disputes between France and England : the castles of Bonaguil, Beynac and Castelnaud. But there are also castles like «Les Milandes», once the home of Josephine Baker and her children...
The medieval towns and the «bastides» : very old, fortified towns, built according to a standard layout. Sarlat, Monpazier, Monflanquin, Villeréal...
The old country churches, often of Roman architecture, the cloisters and priories : some of them witnessed the passage of the Pilgrims ... the Abbey of Cadouin, Roc-Amadour
The vineyards of Bergerac, of Buzet, of Thézac and of Cahors.
Gastronomy ; the abundance of «the good things in life» : foie gras, potted duck, wild mushrooms, local cheeses, fresh fruit and plenty of vegetables.. the gourmet will find her heaven on earth.
The street markets with local farmers and their home grown products.
The parks and gardens, but mostly landscapes worthy of a painters palet or the artistic eye of a photographer.
Sport activities : golf, horseriding, walking, cycling, canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, cave explorations, etc. etc.
This region has a mild climate with lots of sunny days and just enough rain to provide a lush green countryside.
Spring normally starts early; you can often have meals outside in March.
The summers are generally hot and sunny, with bright blue skies.
Autumn can sometimes go on, with Indian summer temperatures until the end of October.
Winter will occasionally produce a frosty morning; snow is such an exception that if it happens everything comes to a standstill.