The Area and what to do

Pre-History, History, Beauty and Gastronomy …

We are very fortunate to live in such a picturesque area, on the edge of the ‘confluence’ of two rivers at Limeuil, the Dordogne and the Vezere, surrounded by so many medieval villages steeped with history, all having their own story to tell.  Around each corner there is a village of natural beauty ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France’, all very different with its own piece of history or pre-history to offer.  This is also the land of the Castles.  There are  many, many Chateaux, just too many to visit in one trip, you will just have to come back.  There are reputed to be 1001 in the Dordogne.


Gouffre de Proumeyssac

Before the existence of the Gouffre de Proumeyssac was known there were already legends surrounding the ‘Trou du diable’, the ‘devil’s hole’.


At the confluence of the Dordogne and Vezere Rivers, Limeuil offers canoeing and a river beach, and a pretty little village that is well worth exploring.


Castelnaud – or rather, Castelnau, meaning the “new castle” – was certainly founded in the 12th century

La Roque Gageac

It is believed that the site of La Roque Gageac has been inhabited since Prehistoric times, and developed particularly during the Gallo-Roman period