We are situated in the North-East corner of the Dordogne, the 3rd largest department
in France, whose capital is Périgueux.
"Périgord" is the ancient name for the area and is still used to describe the differences
in landscapes within the department.
We are in the Périgord Vert, probably the most varied landscape of the 4, its meadows
interspersed with good areas of deciduous woodland and deep river valleys.
It is also the least populated and off the beaten tourist track, making it a peaceful
and relaxing area in which to spend your holiday.
15 km away is our nearest town is Thiviers (left), the self-proclaimed “Foie Gras
Capital” of the Dordogne.
Slightly larger and 20 km away is St-Yrieix-la-Perche (below), in the neighbouring
Both towns offer several larger supermarkets, restaurants and many other smaller
With its impressive château (right) overlooking a square with a fountain, restaurants,
cafés and other small shops, including a general store and 2 boulangeries, Jumilhac-le-Grand
is only 8km from us.
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The department as a whole has a number of other beautiful and interesting towns and
I have inserted links to many of these on our links page, along with links to other
websites that describe the area in much more detail.
As well as these, there are many châteaux, gardens, caves and leisure lakes to visit
within an hour or so.
Périgueux is the departmental capital and is well worth a visit, especially on market
days (see left).
Just under an hour away, it is full of small shops, many of them independent rather
than chain stores. There is also a very good selection of cafés, bars and restaurants
in this area, many with outside tables.