Location 

We are sure that you will find your time here enjoyable and relaxing. The climate is excellent, the air fresh, the countryside beautiful and spacious with plenty of interesting places to see. 
  
Our house is an ideal place to relax, yet is within easy distance of a good variety of shops. For larger shops, the small town of Montpon-Menesterol is only 4 kilometres away. 
 

The River Isle passes by the house and boasts excellent carp fishing facilities and watersports. In addition to this Lake Marcillac (8km long) is not far away and has pike, carp, pole, tench, and gardon.

 Other leisure and sports activities available include:

  • Water skiing
  • Canoe-Kayak
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Walks
  • Weekly market
  • Public Library

As you can see, tourism is well catered for, although the area is never crowded. If you love your food, the usual attractions of French cuisine are supplemented by being in the centre of the area for foie gras. Restaurants abound and are usually extremely inexpensive and very good flavour. We have personally tried those that we have commented on and so far include only one that we would not recommend.

 
The Dordogne is exceptionally rural, a relaxing mix of woodland and agriculture. The rich landscape of low hills has the Dordogne river running through the centre. Henry Miller remarked on how the "black, mysterious river at Dômme from the beautiful bluff at the edge of town is something to be grateful for all one's life."

On its way west, the river passes through Périgord Noir: named after the darkness of the oak trees in the area; and the Périgord Blanc that takes its name from the whiteness in its limestone. 

The area is reknown for its truffles which are hunted in winter by pigs and specially trained dogs. In addition, Gotte Villars is home to some 20,000 year old prehistoric cave paintings.

   
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