Green holidays in the Périgord Noir

3 charming eco-friendly gîtes in the Dordogne, with swimming pool.

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Just outside the village of Cénac and Saint-Julien, you are in the heart of the Périgord Noir and the Dordogne valley at the foot of the royal bastide of Domme (one of the most beautiful villages in France), à 2 km from the Dordogne5 km from la Roque Gageac (another of the most beautiful villages in France), 12 km from Sarlat-la-Canéda and 12 km from the 3 castles valley (Beynac castle, Castelnaud la Chapelle castleand Milande castles - Josephine Baker's castle) 36 km from Caves of Lascaux42 km from Rocamadour. More 70% of the major sites in the Périgord are less than 70 km from usThis is important on the small roads of the Dordogne.

Ecological and aesthetic gîtes, comfortable and pleasant

Our property consists of a large 18th century manorème We live in the same century house, with a large gîte on either side, the third being in an old renovated and refurbished barn. Each lodge has its own independent entrance, its own garden with barbecue and garden furniture so that everyone can be in peace, including us!

In short, if you are looking for a holiday rental in a beautiful, well-equipped, quiet place, see beautiful medieval villages and their picturesque markets, castles galore, Bastides that will make you revise the Hundred Years' War, caves and rock shelters that will make you discover your ancestors, landscapes that are still preserved, canoeing on the Dordogne or the Vézère, hot-air ballooning or hiking, you're in the right place - which is called here the golden triangleIt is a place where the architectural, gastronomic and heritage riches of the Périgord and its art of living are concentrated.

To sum up, we can say that in the Périgord Noir, there are to see (Within a 60 km radius you will find 7 of the most beautiful villages in France, 13 bastides, 5 troglodyte sites, 25 prehistoric caves and shelters including Lascaux and Les Eyzies, 9 castles, 6 remarkable gardens, 13 World Heritage Sites. Gentle and surprising landscapes, sometimes spectacular, but always preserved. In the heart of the Périgord Noir and 15 km from the Lot: The remarkable sites of Rocamadour and the Padirac are less than an hour's drive away) and to eat (The Périgord is the land of foie gras and truffles, but also of honey, walnuts, cheese and strawberries, not to mention its wines - Bergerac, Pécharmant, Montravel, Sausignac or Rosette, as well as the world-famous Monbazillac. The Michelin guide has no less than 9 starred restaurants in the area, not to mention 11 "Bib Gourmands").

If you are looking for a gîte in the South West of France to recharge your batteries, spend a holiday with your family and take your time in a peaceful and harmonious setting, what better than the Dordogne ? And if you are looking for a pleasant environment, without sacrificing your comfort, how about a green lodge ?

If for you holidays are not just a holiday rental with a swimming pool and wifi, but you want to discover the Dordogne, the Black Perigord offers you a journey through time as well as space.

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Dordogne, Périgord, what is the difference?

None, except that the Dordogne is a department created under the Revolution in 1790, taking the contours of the former province of Périgord.

Black, green, white or purple Périgord?

It is a marketing idea from the 90's, intended to better identify the different parts of this very large French department (the 3rd largest in France after the Gironde and the Landes), except that in the Dordogne the roads are winding and you have to count that 60 km = 1 hour. From North to South it takes 2h30 to drive, and nearly 2 hours from East to West. Hence the importance of choosing your base carefully, depending on your interests and curiosity.

The 4 colours of the Périgord

Each colour of the Périgord - which in fact corresponds to the Prefecture and its 3 sub-prefectures - has its little something to please:

The Black Perigord

Located in the east of the department, it is the most central and accessible part (A20 and A89 motorways), the richest in exceptional sites and for this reason the one that attracts the most tourists, along the Dordogne and Vézère valleys, with Sarlat as its centre of gravity. The name "Noir" does not come from the truffle, which, along with foie gras, is the signature of the Périgord, but from its forests, in contrast to the more deforested White Périgord.

The Green Perigord

Located in the North, it is as its name indicates the most "natural" but Brantôme (known as the Venice of Périgord) and Saint Jean de Côle, the castles of Jumilhac le Grand and Bourdeilles do not leave indifferent. As well as the Romanesque churches near Ribérac. Nontron is famous for its knives.

The White Perigord

White as the cathedral Saint-Front of Périgueux which is the Prefecture of the department. This is the central and western part of the department. The castle of Hautefort or the Gallo-Roman villa of Vesunna are also worth seeing.

The Purple Perigord

Purple refers to its vineyards. That of Monbazillac, for example. You will find some of the most beautiful bastides (Eymet, Issigeac, Monpazier), the castle and the Tower of Montaigne, and of course Bergerac which evokes Cyrano.

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