Saint Amand de Coly

Saint Amand de Coly is a beautiful little village in the heart of the black Perigord, in the Dordogne. You can find it approximately twenty kilometers from Sarlat and about ten kilometers from Montignac. The outstanding feature is the abbey, built during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and now under renovation. I’m not much into…

Fête de la Moto – Le Bugue

We have to say we were a tad disappointed this year. Expecting to find a town full of bikers we went over to Le Bugue on Saturday midday and absolutely nothing seemed to be happening. The event had been advertised as a weekend event – Saturday and Sunday. I thought I must have got the…

Fête de la Moto

‘The city of the Vezere will be the centre of the world for all those who bear helmets, boots, and leather clothing!’ (a quote from one of our local papers back in 2012).   If you’re going to be in the Dordogne this spring then the Fete de la Moto, held at Le Bugue, is a must.…

Roque Saint-Christophe

Roque Saint-Christophe is a historical site of pre-history which has provided continuous shelter for man from seventeen thousand years ago until the Hundred Years War. It was at one time a fortress against the Viking invaders, and if you visit the site and gaze down at the river from the rock you can just imagine…

Ride-Out: St Leon to Domme

This is a nice and easy day’s ride, stopping for coffees, leisurely lunch and a bit of site-seeing. Starting from St-Leon, head East on the road to Le Moustier. Just before you get to the bridge where you will cross the river Vezere, you will notice a great view of Roque st Christophe on your…

Limeuil

  Limeuil (a name which has taken us ten years to learn how to pronounce properly) is probably my favourite village. It’s a about a half hour jaunt south west of Rouffignac via Les Eyzies and situated at the point where the Rivers Dordogne and Vézère meet. It is quite beautiful, serene and peaceful. You’ll…

Rouffignac St Cernin

Rouffignac St Cernin Rouffignac is a commune of about 1500 people in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine. It has very few historical buildings due to the destruction of the village by the Germans in 1944, but it’s still an attractive and lively village with lots of amenities. Yan and Sophie who run Café de France…

Where to Stay

The Dordgone is full of options for every budget. There are hotels in the area where you could pay anything from €45 to €150 per night for a double room, The closer you get to tourist hotspots like Sarlat, the more it will cost. Another option is to hire a gite (small holiday house) for…