Explore the region

The Périgord has a lot to offer, with some of the most beautiful tourist sites in France, as well as typical villages nearby, less touristy but full of charm and wonders to discover.

Our neighbours, the Lot and Corrèze, also have a wealth of treasures to offer, giving you the chance to discover the surrounding countryside on your way there.

Nature is waiting to welcome you with open arms, thanks to its many hiking trails. If you’re into outdoor activities but not a keen walker, the Souillac golf course and water sports on the Dordogne, Vézère or Lac du Causse await you.

Our region is renowned for its gastronomy, and we can recommend some excellent local producers and restaurants to suit all budgets.

Close to the major sites of the Périgord Noir

Sarlat (25 km), site of the Lascaux caves (30km), 35 km from Les Eyzies (Croc-Magnon Man), and the world-renowned prehistoric sites of the Vézère valley; 20 km from the Dordogne valley (canoes, barges…) and its dozens of prestigious châteaux (Castelnaud, Beynac, Commarques…).

Beynac overlooking the Dordogne river

The surrounding villages are full of wonders

The magnificent and typical little villages nearby such as Nadaillac, Paulin, La Cassagne, Terrasson, Saint-Geniès, Saint-Amand de Coly and many others offer wonderful opportunities to explore the diversity of local architecture and how it has evolved over the centuries.

Not forgetting some of the most beautiful gardens in France: the gardens at Eyrignac (15 km), “de l’imaginaire” at Terrasson (15 km) or “suspendus” at Marqueyssac (40 km), a more distant one overlooking the Dordogne valley and offering a unique view…

For those looking for a different way to recharge their batteries, there are a number of Buddhist centres, including the Dhagpo Kagyu Lang European Centre for Buddhist Studies and Meditation, in the commune of Saint Léon sur Vézère.

Numerous museums, including the international prehistory museum at Les Eyzies, and caves, such as the impressive Gouffre de Padirac, will also attract your curiosity … and your need for coolness on a hot day.

Golf lovers will not be left out with the Souillac Golf Club (20 km): in the north of the Lot, on the border of the Dordogne and Corrèze departments. Magnificent 18-hole golf course with 9 swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurant…

The Lot and Corrèze close to you

Rocamadour (Unesco World Heritage Site) and the Padirac chasm (45km) are just some of the major sites in the LOT, while Collonges la Rouge (34km) and Turenne (21km) in CORREZE are among the most beautiful villages in France.


rocamadour clifftop village
Padirac caves

Do you like hiking ?

Take a walk on the many signposted paths, including several self-guided circuits around the village: 1.5, 5 or 8 km of nature walks!