To do in the area
The pretty town of Bergerac is only half an hour’s drive away. Straddling the River Dordogne, it grew prosperous as a key trading port and a thriving merchant town and its historic quarter is lovely to wander around. There are museums here dedicated to wine and tobacco, both of which are grown in the surrounding countryside.
Why not take to the water to see the city from a different vantage point! You can join a cruise on a traditional ‘gabarre’, a flat bottomed boat historically used for transporting goods up and down the river.
Or for a more energetic option, go canoeing or kayaking along the Dordogne. It is fairly gentle and easy at this stage, so suitable for all the family. The section to the east of Bergerac is particularly picturesque, with large meanders and plenty of castles and pretty villages along the route.
And keen golfers will be pleased to know the renowned 18-hole golf course at the Château des Vigiers is only 20km away, although other members of the group may prefer to patronise the spa facilities on site!