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A unique wine-growing region

Welcome to the Haut Pézaud château! A few kilometres from Monbazillac, stop in this wine-producing estate to meet the wine grower, Christine Borgers, and enjoy her wines, typical of the region: Côte de Bergerac, Monbazillac, Bergerac…and indeed many others!

The owner of the premises welcomes you, throughout the year, to discover her vineyard through a multitude of luxury wine tourism activities: waymarked walks, walks to work up an appetite, wine tastings... Passionate about her job, she can also prepare a picnic basket for you to enjoy amidst the vines. A perfect trip combining œnology (the study of wines), gastronomy and discovery!

Good news for camper enthusiasts: a campsite surrounded by vines has been laid out for camper vans. In addition, the pitch is free for the first 3 nights!

The gem of the Périgord

Built by the Dordogne river, on the cliff, La Roque Gageagc has the Les Plus Beaux Villages de la France (“Loveliest Villages in France” classification. Moreover, you can understand why! The Mediterranean micro-climate in the village offers holidaymakers an over-abundance of sun throughout the entire year! Thanks to these exceptional meteorological conditions, an exotic garden has been built in the alleyways, accommodating palm trees, Chile cocopalms, banana trees and other tropical plants. To complete this floral-based trip, you can also visit the Bambouseraie (“Bamboo plantation”). Do not hesitate to go up towards the town centre to take a closer look at the Manoir de Tarde (an impressive manor - the home of and now a museum about the life of Jean Tarde who lived in the 16th and 17th centuries).

Zen Attitude

Laid out in a rocky spur more than 130 metres above the river, this magnificent 22-hectare park offers you an imposing sight. Walks totalling in excess of 6 kilometres, lined with 150,000 delicately trimmed boxwoods, stretch over the Marqueyssac gardens.

At the belvedere, gaze at the panoramic view over the châteaux of the valley and the meanders of the Dordogne river. Free activities are offered to you throughout the entire year: plant sculpting, beginner’s climbing, DIY workshops…And even a via ferrata on the cliff! We recommend you to stop for lunch in one of the picnic areas, so as to enjoy your meal amidst the peacocks which roam freely!

Town of art and history

Fully restored over more than 25 years, Sarlat la Canéda bears genuine witness to the medieval eras and the Renaissance. In summer, it is truly delightful to stroll within this maze of medieval alleyways, which lead towards the heart of the town. In the centre stands the former Église Sainte Marie church, which has been converted into a covered market that is open all year round Go up to the top, taking the panoramic glass elevator, situated at the heart of the old church tower. Once at the summit, you are able to contemplate a 360° view of Sarlat!

For those fond of their food, a guided tour offers you sampling stops in all four corners of the town! This is an excellent way to discover the historical heritage and produce of the local area, especially foie gras (goose liver pâté), truffles, Cabécou (local goat’s cheese) and even strawberries.

From Cro-Magnon to today

This exceptional natural site was hewn in the cliff during the pre-history era. Despite the 17,000 years which have since past, there are still excellent buildings here in Tursac, such as the Gothic chapel dating back to the 15th century or even the Petit-Marzac château built in the 13th century (the ruins of the château can still be visited).

Along the path hewn in stone you will have all the time in the world to contemplate the lovely panorama over the valley of the Vézère river. We recommend you take the guided tour to increase your understanding of the various aspects of this journey through time.

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The name “Périgord Noir” is a reference to the very high density of oak trees in the region. This is because of their dark and thick foliage which accentuates this sense of darkness.

The Périgord Noir (the Black Périgord) it’s:


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