Le Petit Capelier :: Things to see and do
Chateau de Bridoire
Located at Ribagnac, Aquitaine, 24240
Known for Sightseeing, Rainy Days, Peace & Quiet, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Secret Spots, Groups, Families, Budget Friendly, Touristy
This restored Chateau is a wonderful example of French design and has been exquisitely renovated. Featuring over a hundred games for children and adults alike it’s a great place to spend the whole day having exploring. Be warned, lunch and wine prices here are horrendous so bring your own!
Located at Beaumont-du-Périgord, Aquitaine
Known for Sightseeing, Rainy Days, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Secret Spots, Romance, Groups, Families, Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Brunch, Touristy
Beaumont-du-Périgord Located at Beaumont-du-Périgord, Aquitaine. Beaumont has a multitude of restaurants and shabby chic shops and is only 40 mins’ drive away from our country cottage
Canoes Rivieres Loisirs
Located at Limeuil
Known for: Kayaking & Canoeing, Boat tours, Water Sports, Outdoor Activities
Located at Lieu Dit Maison Neuve, 24510 Limeuil +33 5 53 63 38 73
Superb relaxing on the Dordogne; lazy river fun, rowing your own boats. Save this treat for hot weather days and try to start as early as you can to avoid the crowds. Take plenty of water, your own lunch and lots of sun cream.
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Caverns and Caves
Known for: Caves, Nature and Parks
Located at Proumeyssac, 24260 Audrix, France
+33 5 53 07 27 47
Highly regarded cave experience with access on a lowered basket being one of the great treats. If the history is important to you and you opt for a headset, ensure it works as some do not.
Château de Monbazillac
Located at Monbazillac, 24240
Known for Sightseeing, Rainy Days, Peace & Quiet, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Secret Spots, Romance, Families, Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Brunch, Touristy
Monbazillac Located at Monbazillac, Aquitaine The vineyards all over this area are dedicated to the world famous desert wine, an excellent accompaniment to foie gras and puddings. The Chateau itself is an extraordinary example of French architecture and dominates the landscape all around the area. Fifteen minutes from LPC
Located at Villeréal, Aquitaine, 47210
Known for Sightseeing, Rainy Days, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Romance, Groups, Families, Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Brunch, Touristy
Villeréal Located at Villeréal, Aquitaine, 47210 Villereal has one of the only supermarkets in the Dordogne open on Sundays so if you’ve not quite planned your provisions efficiently then head out to here. Half an hours’ drive down the D207, a long Roman road. It also has regular Vide Greniers (car boor sales) and brocantes.
Located at Eymet, Aquitaine
Known for Sightseeing, Rainy Days, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Secret Spots, Live Music, Romance, Groups, Families, Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Brunch, Touristy
Known for its markets and restaurants Eymet is one of the few places in the Dordogne where you can get a good Chinese meal (at Mama Chows). Ideal when the foie gras and cheese get a bit too much! The pizzeria in the square is also good for lunch al fresco.
Located at La Roque-Gageac, Aquitaine
Known for Point of Interest, Rainy Days, Late Nights, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Romance, Families, Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Brunch, Touristy
This area of the Dordogne is spectacularly wonderful and deserves at least a day there. With boating, sight seeing, eateries and bars it really is a lovely place to hang out. Try to get there early in the height of summer as parking can be a bit tricky.
Lac de Lougratte
Located at Lougratte, 47290
Known for Beach, Peace & Quiet, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Secret Spots, Groups, Families, Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Brunch, Touristy
Lougratte Located at Lougratte, Aquitaine One of the Dordogne’s few inland water parks Lougratte is a fresh water lake with swimming and boating for all. Featuring kids’ climbing frames and a beach volleyball court it’s a great place to relax.
Located at Monpazier, Aquitaine, 24540
Famous for its perfectly preserved market square and hugely successful market Monpazier is a beautiful village set high on a hill. Full of restaurants and bars it’s a great place to unwind.
The Marqueyssac Gardens
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, 24220 Vezac
After extensive restoration work, Marqueyssac was opened to the public in 1997. The park, designed for walking, is situated on a spur and overlooks the entire Dordogne Valley. The paths lead to the Belvedere, a fabulous balcony with an exceptional panoramic view of the Dordogne valley. There is a lovely cafe with amazing views. This is a good place to combine with Le Roque Gageac in the morning: if you arrive at lunch you can have a picnic in the grounds before entering the chateau. Every Thursday night in July and August the gardens are candlelit. One of our favourite places!
Located at Montignac, Aquitaine, 24290
The famous cave paintings of Grotte de Lascaux at Alamy are replicated here in all their astounding beauty
Located at Castillonnès, Aquitaine
Castillones has the only independent cinema in the Dordogne offering many modern and classic films often played in English (or with subtitles). “Intermaché” supermarket is open here on Sunday mornings, located on the far side of the town towards Lougratte.
Located at Biron, Aquitaine
Chateau Biron has some of the best views in the Dordogne and is steeped in medieval history
Located at Issigeac, Aquitaine, 24560
With its packed Sunday market this beautiful medieval town only 9 kilometres away is a must see spot for any visitor to the area. Arrive early as it gets busy. Shabby Chic is a great salon du thé; look out for the sign as it is just off the main thoroughfare.
Located at Bergerac, Aquitaine
Full of good restaurants and modern amenities Bergerac is a cosmopolitan city worth visiting during your stay at Le Petit Capelier. Try L’imparfait for indulgent gastro, the Riverside restaurant for lunch, seek out the patisseries for macarons and pastries and cool off in the beautiful cathedral in the centre of the city; the Saturday market there is very good.
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