Things to Do
The beautiful Dordogne River offers fantastic opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and fun in the river.
Gourdon - medieval bastide town, with great views over the Dordogne countryside. Lots of restaurants, cafes, and a Saturday market. 10 kilometres away.
Domme - beautiful bastide town, with winding streets, lots of shops and restaurants. 12 kilometres away.
Beynac - a gorgeous riverside town with narrow lanes meandering up to a stunning castle. From here you can take a river cruise on a traditional 'Garbare', hire canoes/kayaks, or just splash about. 20km.
Sarlat - a future Unesco World Heritage site? Beautiful buildings abound, with fantastic shopping, weekly markets and talented street entertainers. 20 kilometres away.
Rocamadour - clinging to the side of a cliff is the dramatic town of Rocamadour. 38km
Belvés - in keeping with many of the above, another 'Plus Beaux Village de France'. 38km
Cahors - a famous wine region with a lovely river winding under a stunning bridge. 43 km.
Gîtes de vacances dans la belle campagne de la Dordogne
French markets bombard the senses, with the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of traditional French life.
There are too many castles, chateaux, caves, activities and gardens to list. Below is an example of some of the attractions within easy reach of Au Pré Vert.
Beaches, horse riding, fishing and ballooning
There are many mountain biking tracks and road cycling routes direct from the house, taking in spectacular scenery. The paths wind through ancient woodland, farm land, and along rivers. There are the ruins of an abbey and a castle within a short distance. The roads are quiet and smooth, making them perfect for road cycling.
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There are so many things to do in the Dordogne region.
This area boasts more officially recognised 'Plus Beaux Villages de France' than any other part of the country.
People of all ages can enjoy the stunning countryside, fantastic weather and an amazing array of attractions.
Throughout the summer there are many local fêtes and festivals providing regular daytime and evening entertainment.
Nabirat - with a fantastic traditional French restaurant, serving amazing 4 course lunches for €15 including wine and coffee. A delightful 3 km walk from the gites.
St Martial de Nabirat - has restaurants, a mini supermarket, bar and a boulangerie. 3 kilometres away.
Daglan - a beautiful riverside village, with an excellent Sunday market. 10 km.
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle - an exquisite cake shop awaits in this pretty medieval village. The castle here has huge trebuchets, with daily demonstrations. 20km.