Explore Our Area

 

In one of the prettiest departments in France, we are in the Perigord Vert in the heart of the Limousin Perigord National Park surrounded by fabulous countryside, fairytale chateau, lakes, caves, plus beaux villages and perfectly located to explore it all....


Here are some of my favorite places, that are worth a visit and within an easy drive of The Alpaca B&B.I look forward to sharing some hidden gems, away from the madding crowd.

If you're driving to The Alpaca see http://www.drive-france.com/ for lots of useful information and http://www.headlampconverters.co.uk

 

CLICK ON THE TOWN NAMES AS A LINK TO MORE INFORMATION

 

La Coquille  -  3kms from The Alpaca, named after the scallop shell given to pilgrims.

Lake at Mailet  -  10 mins from The Alpaca, largest in Dordogne and a migratory bird reserve, fishing 

Etang de la Barde  -  10 mins from The Alpaca,  Lake & The information centre for the National Perigord Limousin Regional Park, 

Thiviers  -  10 mins from The Alpaca, north Dordogne capital of Foie Gras

Jumilhac le Grand  -  15 mins from The Alpaca, fairytale Chateau and a must visit, 

Bison Farm  -  15 mins from The Alpaca, bison products available onsite.

Chalus  -  15 mins from The Alpaca, where Richard the lionheart was hit by the fatal crossbow arrow 

Bussiere Galant  -  15 mins from The Alpaca, another must visit for the swimming lake, zip wire, velorail

St Jean de Cole  -  20 mins from The Alpaca, a plus beaux villages, prettiest village title holder

Ferme Les Andrevias  -   20 mins from The Alpaca,  visit a Foie Gras Farm

Sorges  -  20 mins from The Alpaca, in the heart of Dordogne truffle area

Saut du Chalard  -  25 mins from The Alpaca, on a lovely walk featuring a stunning little waterfall

Grottes de Villars  -  30 mins from The Alpaca, caves with rare drawings depicting human forms

Rochechouart  -  35 mins from The Alpaca, site of one of the largest meteorites to hit the Earth

Brantome  -  35 mins from The Alpaca, a seriously pretty village and a must visit

Limoges  -  40 mins from The Alpaca, capital of the Haute Vienne

Perigueux  -  45 mins from The Alpaca, Prefecture of the Dordogne

Segur le Chateau  -  45 mins from The Alpaca, a plus beaux medieval village, prettiest village title holder

Oradour-sur-Glane  -  45 mins from The Alpaca, complete town massacred by the SS

Hautefort  -  50 mins from The Alpaca, Chateaux