Horse riding – Swimming – golf – canoeing

The Dordogne is surrounded by lakes, and many have been turned into safe, sandy beaches for swimming and sailing. Most have bars/restaurants.

St Laurent des Hommes: is our local village where you will find butchers, bakers, grocers, newsagents, hairdressers, a post office, the historic church and not forgetting the local café/bar, which is typically French and friendly.

Mussidan: is our local town just 7 km away, here you will find anything else you may need.
Supermarket’s, bars/restaurants, pleasant riverside walks a weekly market (Saturday mornings). You will also find the very helpful local tourist information office.


There are so many beautiful and interesting places to visit in this region; it’s quite impossible to list them all. Here are just a few:

Périgueux: The capital city of the Dordogne, with its gracious blend of ancient and modern. There are many historical attractions in Périgueux.
Brantôme: This charming town is an Island encircled by a loop of the river Dronne, linked to the outside world by five bridges, which explains how it got its reputation as the “Venice of Périgord.
Saint-Emilion: This medieval village is today best known for its full-bodied deep red wines and its lovely golden-hued medieval houses and monuments.
Bergerac: Like St-Emilion is famous for its wines, but is also a tobacco-growing centre and has a fascination tobacco museum.
Arcachon: Here you will find mile upon mile of unspoilt, uncrowed golden beaches.

Other places of interest

* Riberac
* Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
* Sarlat
* Pre-historic centre at Les Eyzies
* Aquarium du Perigord Noir at Le Bugue/vezere
* La village du Bournat at Le Bugue/vezere
* La Grotte de Villars (caves) at Villars near Brantome
* Indian Forest Park at Feuillade (6km from Sarlat)
* Dromme
* La foret des Singes (playground for 130 apes)