La Marteille
A quiet 16th Century hamlet about 600 ft above sea level with panoramic views over beautiful farm land and numerous small picturesque villages to discover within a short distance. Nearby there is the river Dronne which has facilities for canoeing, swimming and fishing.

A small town with a wonderful Historic Chateau, cafes and riverside walks.

A popular destination for tourists with a grand Chateau, shops and river activities. There are often exhibitions held in the Chateau and traditional food is sold in the riverside restaurants. This is also a popular destination during the evening and is generally alive with activity at the weekend.

A small recently restored village, which has it's own Chateau. This is a must! It is probably one of the most paintable and stunning villages in the area. However there are no cafes or shops but it is a popular destination for locals where barbeques and fetes are held on a regular basis during the summer.

A popular destination for the English where regular markets are held and numerous shops and banks.

One of the most stunning towns in this part of France, it is of Mediaval origin and there are Museums, wonderful cafes and restaurants, river walks and activities and most important if you love to shop this is the place for the Chique dresser where designer clothes and jewelry are a must. There are regular markets held her and the Catherderal is stunning. Make it at least one day out and don't forget your sketchpad and credit cards!

Head down to this area for the day and follow the wine run (take a driver). Some of the best wines in the world are available to taste and buy direct from the vineyards and just as important is the countryside is stunning. Don't forget to stop off and have 'Plat de Jour' in one of the local villages.

How to get there

Flights: Bergerac, Limoges, Bordeaux, Toulouse.

Motorail: Brive, Bordeaux.

Recommended Ferry
: Le Havre, Caen, St Malo, Cherbourg, Calais.