PREHISTORIC SITES

The Eyzies- de- Tayac National Muséum of Préhistory (World Héritage)

Lascaux, Fond de Gaume, Paléolithic Painting (World Héritage)

Roque Saint Christophe : Troglodytic city

Maxange Unique rock formation called excentrique concrétion

Grouffre of Proumeyssac rock formation famous for its crystal cathédral

  
  

THE MIDDLE AGE

 In the heart of fortified towns, vestige of The hundred years'war, discover BEAUMONT, DOMME and the most beautiful and well-maintained MONPAZIER , all the short car journey away. Be amazed by Monpazier's géométrical design, articuled around the intact covered marketplace and its famous "cornières" square.

SARLAT is one of the most représentative médiéval towns in France you will discover no less than 65 world heritage buildings, known as the Périgord pearl.

The castles along the Dordogne valley are another strong testimony to our past.

  • BEYNAC "the Magnifique", dominant at 500 feet hight and a site of numerous films.
  • Castelnaud "the Warriors" opposite and rival, has got an impressive collection of artillery, armour and war machine.
  • Les Milandes "The Romantic"house of JOSEPHINE BAKER, internal musical and political icon
  • And many more, BIRON, MONBAZILLAC, LANQUAIS...

THE GASTRONOMY

  • The Périgord is the hotspot of french cuisine 
  • Nearby the black Périgord, alluring for its truffle, walnut, boletus cover marcket.
  • The Purple Périgord for the wine lover, Monbazillac,Rosette.
  • The reds, Côtes de BERGERAC, PECHARMANT, both excellent sélections.
  • Porc loin, potatoes cooked in duck fat, boletus and truffle omelette, walnut cake.
  • And its traditional dishes like the fat/tasty hen and its "mique" (savoury bacon french toast) Chicken and salsify pie, french fritter.


  
  

ACTIVITIES

  • Numbers of hiking and mountain bike paths close to our guest house (GR 36, communal path).
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • 4 WD Périgord tracks
  • Canoeing
  • Golfing
  • Air Parc Périgord
  • "Gabarre" ride on the Dordogne valley (traditional work boat)
  • Outside theatre
  • médieval party/show/festival/occitan festival.
J. BELGARRIC Boulègue 24440 Montferrand du Périgord - Tel/Fax : 05 53 63 26 42 Mail : belj@orange.fr