Perigordian terroir, the promise of authentic flavors!

Périgord Vert, nicknamed thus by Jules Verne, qualifies the green part of the department of Dordogne. The preserved environment of this beautiful corner of Aquitaine crisscrossed by many rivers, offers great surprises: remarkable natural sites of elegant wooded hills, valleys with crops and grasslands, wildlife, an exceptional wild flora, all part of the Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park.

In this environment flourish picturesque medieval villages (Brantôme, the Venice of thePérigord, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, one of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France" ...), country houses and majestic castles (Bourdeilles, Puyguilhem, Jumilhac-le-Grand ...), abbeys and Romanesque churches, prehistoric caves (Teyjat, Villars ...), shelters dug in the rock (Cluzeaux) and other troglodyte habitats ...

Amateurs of activities and outdoor sports will be spoiled, the Périgord Vert is a formidable playground and site of unusual adventures for all the family ! Only limit, that of your imagination!

Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, canoeing, of course, as well as climbing, caving, gold panning, archery, ULM, hot air ballooning ... There is something for all ages and all tastes!

Finally, you will not be able to leave our beautiful region without discovering the magnificent area by taking its gastronomic routes, visiting its farms or meeting its producers on the local markets ...

What happiness!

In the Dordogne, gastronomy is a real art of living. Here, you can taste the simple pleasures of generous cooking with authentic flavors, a heritage of the traditions of our territory. Our producers, farmers, restaurateurs and wine makers work every day for the pleasure of sharing with you their passion for our terroir and its quality products.

We are proud to accompany the discovery of one of the jewels of French gastronomy, first around the table of our hotel which gives pride of place to the regional produce but also by organizing Perigord Black Truffle weekends on our local markets (Fridays in Brantôme, Saturday in Thiviers and Sunday in Sorges).

Alongside the essential, foie gras, truffles, Bergerac wines, strawberries, walnuts and cepes mushrooms ... you can also discover other local produce such as ostrich, morel mushrooms, bison and honey.

Castle of Jumilhac-le-Grand near la Coquille

5 centuries of history, art and architecture in Haut-Périgord.

The castle and gardens Jumilhac welcome you all years except with christmas and new year's day for visits with a guide, night visits. Possible to rent for events such as: weddings, parties, concerts, theatre plays, …

In the hearth of Périgord, you can discover this castle, built between the XIII and XVII centuries, and its gardens about gold and alchemy.

You will learn the history of the castle and its family over the centuries.

This castle is classified as an historical monument and is still a private castle, owned by the same family since the 16th century the Marquis of Jumilhac.

Castle of Puyguilhem

The castle of Puyguilhem, protected by the title of historic monuments and open for public is situated in the commune of Villars, in le french departement of the Dordogne. Constructed in the XVI century, this castle shows us its Renaissance style, just like the castles of the Loire.

The castle is 34 kilometers from Perigueux.

The Caves of Villars

The only cave of Périgordto present des original prehistoric paintings and natural concretions.
Open all days from 1st of april to 1st of november
April / may / june/ september : 10 to 12 and 14 to 18 O'Clock
July/ august : 10 to 19 O'Clock
October / 1 november : 14 to 18 O'Clock

Last visit departure 30 minutes before closure !

Le Cluzeau


The house of Porcelain


Open all year from monday till saturday from 10:00-13:00 and from 14:00-19:00
Open sunday 23 and monday 24 may
Open sunday 11, 18, 25 july
Openall sundays in august
Open sunday 5, 12 , 19 december
Open on sundays and public holidays from 10:00-13:00 and from 14:00-18:00
Open on public holidays except for : 1st of january, 1st of may, 1st of november and 25 december
Open 14 july and 11 november

MANUFACTURE: all guided visits to the current are suspended

Barrage Miallet

Hike or bike 9 kilometers around this nice lake, you can enjoy this also with the whole family.

The village of St Jean-de Côle

Saint-Jean-de-Côle is a medieval village located near Brantôme, in the Green Perigord. It has the label of « Plus Beaux Village de France » (The Most Beautiful Village in France). Its name comes from the lovely river that crosses it : the Côle River. It is a bucolic village with its half-timbered houses rebuild in the fourteenth century located in the countryside with an interesting heritage. It is pleasant to wander in that village where many streets are only open to pedestrians.

You can see the marvelous Château de la Marthonie and the church Saint Jean-Baptiste.

Road to hike or ride with your bike

THE GREEN ROAD « Thiviers Saint Pardoux »
The road connects Saint Pardoux la Rivière to Thiviers by passing next to the village Saint Jean de Côle (one of the most beautiful villages of France). This trip of 17 km borrows the old train tracks. Thanks to the road that is adapted,you have the possibility to take this road by foot, by bike or even by horse.

Road around the barn of Jumilhac le Grand
This road will help you to discover the hidden treasures of Jumilhac : a mill, water and gold (5.5km)

St Pierre de Frugie: small road of the 3 castles
A hike with a story teller to discover the surroundings of Montcigoux, hamlet near Saint Pierre de Frugie and the Haute Vienne. (6km)

Tasty road : Around wine, at Colombier
In the Bergeracois vineyard, the village of Colombier dominates with its bell tower and its house of white stones, hectares of vineyards of Bergerac. This trip makes it possible to walk trough the lines of vineyards and the soft Bergeracois hills (6km)

Périgueux : around ancient time
This trip in the part of the wonderful city of Périgueux make you discover the life in ancient times. You can admire the remains gallo romains. (7km)

Around the lake Saint Estèphe
The grand étang of Saint Estèphe, departemental proprety, gives you free access. Lots of amenities and nature art were build (3.9km)

Farm Andrevias

Visit with a tour guide and you can buy the products of the farm of the family MEYNARD, passionned farmers who let you discover their lovely farm.

They will let you discover their animals and how they work

In july and august you can visit at18:00 and friday at 10:00; the rest of the year you can visit on saturday on demand.

Grand Etang of Saint Saud Laccousière

The grand étang of Saint-Saud-Lacoussière, represents a touristic site of 13 ha, the exceptionnal wild landscape which brings joy to fishers (handicapped access). One hike road (2,5km) which gives access to walk around the lake to discover the flora and fauna. Enjoy the beach where the bathing is supervised in july-august by 2 diplomed lifeguards, sometimes 3. You can also play beach volley, paddle, playgrounds to give children joy and picknick tables who welcome family and friends to have nice moments. A restaurant and a snackbar are also there. A stationary area for camping-cars and a big car park to give direct access to the site. Finnaly there is also Ski-Club Périgord Vert who propose activities all the weekends of july and the last weekend of august. handiski days are also organized by the club who favorise the intergration of disabled people thanks to the special equipement, with a tiralo (06 73 80 37 23).

Saint Priest de Frugie

This hilly and woody town is the road Compostela, via Vézelay, with many ponds, and crossing by two small rivers. The Vieillecour forest sheltered the apex of Dordogne, by 476 meters.


The nice city of Limoges, where there's the famous porcelain, the halles with their many products reopened their doors. The cathédrale Saint Ethienne and the churches Saint Michel et Saint Pierre are open to visit. Nice city for the shopping fans. The train station of Limoges is the second of the most beautiful train stations in Europe. Possibility to visit the city with the little train. La rue de la Boucherie is also nice to discover.


The nice city full of historic monuments to discover like l'Eglise Saint-Etienne de la Cité or la Cathédrale Saint Front. The Vesunna museum which will dive you in history. This perfect place with shops to go shopping. And lots of restaurants to enjoy.


The small city Nontron knowns to reveal its hidden treasures with discretion. A city of Dordogne in stairs the limestone walls mingle with the mediterrean roofs and vegetation. By walking through the city, you will travel through 3000 years of history, with centuries of artisanal cutlery. The luxary brand of Hermès and the cutlery shops. The garden of Arts with varities of art to discover.

Medieval Bridge, Pont de la Tour of Challard

This medieval bridge, named Pont de la Tour, spanning the river Isle. Isle is at the same time at the towns Chalard and Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, in Haute-Vienne, and of Jumilhac-le-Grand, in Dordogne. Le pont de la Tour is classed as a historic monument since 16 november 1984.

Hermeline park Bussière-Galant

Mega zip-line of 400 meters long, tree-top adventure in the forest, mini-golf, bathing and sport fields... Enjoy a nice day with family or friend in this park with lots of activities and for a break the park has a snackbar available.

Climbing the Rocher de l'Isle Cliff

A natural site at the foot of the Château de Jumilhac gives you the possibility to hike a cliff. Free access, without supervision, all year.

Pony Club of St Pantaly d'Excideuil

Stables full of poneys for your children, also before, during or after pratice the family can go to the clubhouse. You can also ride with bad weather because there is a shelter just in case.

Parc Naturel Régional Perigord Limousin

Pittoresques villages, a diversity of landscapes, varieties of its productions, lots of activities for all ages… all this inspired by the generosity of the environnement between human and nature. The Parc invite you to meet, discover, smell eand feel its territory… around a glass, an Assiette de Pays, a castle or in the heart au naturel amenaged site naturel , so many possibilities to discover what the Parc has to offer !

Hike on the green road (voie verte)

Situated in Limousin, 20 minutes from our hotel, The green road of Hauts de Tardoire, a distance of 13 kilometers long ,placed between Châlus and Oradour sur Vayres plods through a landscape of nature, where rollers, disabled persons, hikers, bikers, can walk through a nice and secured place. The green road is forbidden for motorized vehicles.

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