Perigeux Street

Typical street in Latin quarter of Périgueux, the Capital of the Dordogne. Below is window from the Cathedral.

Cathedral Window

Les Grezes ViewAreas of Interest

As already mentioned Les Grezes is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and some of the local places to visit are quite exceptional. We have listed some of them here to give you the visitor a flavour of what delights you can expect to enjoy.

Angouleme, a large town approx. 50 minutes drive away, is known for its ramparts and old city. It has a large assortment of restaurants, chic shops, bars and the Nautilus Water Park.

Brantome, a 15 minutes drive, is a small town that is breathtakingly pretty. It has a river and weir running through its centre and kayaks or canoes can be hired.

Siorac de RiberacPérigueux is the Capital of the Dordogne and is about a 20 minute drive away. It offers great shopping, a beautiful cathedral and an old Latin quarter.

Riberac is the nearest main town and boasts the largest market in the Dordogne – held every Friday. Riberac also has an excellent semi-professional Rugby team that plays close to the main market square.

Aubeterre is a small village that is reputedly one of the prettiest in France – you can judge for yourself, but well worth a visit.

Siorac de Riberac is situated just outside Riberac and is a very pretty hamlet with a fine restaurant and church, which is particularly worth visiting just after dusk.

Montagrier, a small village five minutes drive north of Tocane, sits atop a high hill offering fine views of the surrounding countryside.

La Jemaye BeachLa Jemaye Beach is an excellent inland beach that provides safe swimming (with lifeguard) for children in a cordoned-off part of the lake. The lake also offers free kayaks and extensive fishing for the serious angler.

Other points of interest are Bergerac, Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Sarlat all of which can be visited within a day, as can Paris, either by car or fast train.