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.
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