Enjoy swimming in the large pool
(13 m x 7 m) at Château Le Pintre.
Have dinner (and lunch and breakfast)..
..on the lovely covered terrace overlooking the pool, and a step from the house itself.
Wander along the country road into the pretty bastide town of Eymet
where you will find a choice of shops, including bakeries for the fresh croissants for breakfast.
The village of Sigoulés, about 12 km away,
has a great lake where you can go swimming, hire pedalos, go fishing. On the lakeside, you can play table tennis, volleyball, have a game of tennis, and just relax and have a meal and a drink.
The famous golf course of Château des Vigiers (18 hole)
is not too far away, about 20 km. Have a game of golf and then come back and relax by the pool.
Sail up & down the Dordogne River on a traditional barge,
discovering the wonderful landscape as seen from a boatman's view. Lunch and dinner are served on the barge. Departure from Creysse (32 km).
Whilst in the area around Creysse,
visit the Pécharmant vineyards and the wonderful Château de Tiregard at the heart of a working vineyard - visit the barrel hall and the formal gardens and of course, taste the wine.
A trip to Bergerac is a must
- the old centre is a beautiful jumble of cobbled streets, timbered houses, little shops and cafes overlooking the squares. Sit on the riverbank and watch the boats go by.
Visit the château of Monbazillac
(20 km) with its fine collection of XVIIth century furniture, and a museum of wine and its vineyards. Discover the wonderful wines in the area by tasting them at the château.
Do not miss a wander around the famous wine town of Saint-Emilion (64 km).
It is the first wine growing area listed by UNESCO so it is definitely worth a visit. There is also a huge monolithic church carved out of limestone rock, as well as miles of underground tunnels and caves.
Saint-Emilion is not too far from Bordeaux,
a beautiful city and home to good wine and food. There is so much to do and see in the city that we cannot begin to say where to start!
Visit the medieval Bastides of the Dordogne such as Beaumont-du-Périgord,
Monpazier, Issigeac, Miramont-de-Guyenne.... not forgetting Villeréal and Monflanquin in the Lot-et-Garonne.
Step back in time and see how the gentry lived during the Renaissance at the Chateau de Lanquais,
one of the jewels of the Dordogne, with its fully furnished apartments (34 km).
If the large pool at Chateau Le Pintre is not enough,
take the children to Aqua Park Junior Land, 10 mins from Bergerac in the direction of Bordeaux. There are four pools, with a water slide and direct access to the river for canoeing. Mountain biking, quad bikes, beach volleyball, table tennis are always on offer. The park is open daily from May to September from 1000 to 0100 the following morning - floodlit at night!
Don't miss all the great food markets.
The area is well known for its food so head to Bergerac on a Wednesday and a Saturday, Eymet on Thursdays.
Have a coffee in the Place de la Bastide in Eymet
and admire the arcades and the stonework. Take a guided tour around the town and learn a bit more about its history and architecture.
During July and August, there is an evening market in Eymet every Tuesday.
Do nothing except laze around the pool and enjoy your holiday.
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