Attractions | Simeyrols, Sarlat and the Dordogne
All close by:
Golf – Souillac Country Club, Golf de la Marterie at Le Bugue, Golf du Domaine de Rochebois at Vitrac, Golf de Lolivarie at Siorac,
Horse Riding – Several good stables nearby.
Tennis – Rouffillac, Salignac, St.Julien de Lampon.
Canoeing – Carlux Canoes at Limejouls which is 5 mins away. Also at other places along the river.
Cycling – Bikes for hire. GR routes to explore and a great cycle track along the old railway track, picturesque scenery and nice and easy.
Swimming – The pool at our house of course. The river – very clean with safe areas and nice beaches. Lake Tamnies. Quercy Water Park.
Walking – Stunning countryside right on the doorstep to suit all abilities with the GR network of off road tracks to explore. Walking to suit all abilities and we have maps of the area.
Wildlife – Many species of animals, birds, insects and reptiles not usually seen in the UK.
Photography – Unlimited opportunities for all types of photography, landscape,architecture, street photography, wildlife etc.
Fishing – All types of good fishing in nearby lakes and rivers. some well known carp ponds close by.
Ballooning – A great opportunity for fantastic photographs of the area.
Within easy reach:
Sarlat – The fantastic medieval city is 13K. Two markets each week selling local produce, Foie Gras, truffles, walnuts, wine and you can sample the local cuisine in the many restaurants or simply relax with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.
Domme – About 30 mins. drive. A wonderful old Bastide town which sits high on a rock with unrivalled views of the River Dordogne and surrounding countryside. Beneath the town is a labyrinth of caves and tunnels with a fascinating history.
Château de Marqueyssac – About 30 min drive. Huge garden with stunning boxwood topiary and an unmatched view over the Dordogne. A lovely walk in the shade on a hot day.
Lascaux– About 40 mins drive. Famous prehistoric cave paintings situated in “The cradle of mankind” where the discoveries were made linking modern man to his ancestors. There are many more such sites in the area and The Musee de Prehistoire at Les Eyzies is well worth a visit, holding one of the worlds largest collections of prehistoric finds.
Rocamadour – 30-40 mins drive. Spectacular ancient place of pilgrimage built on a sheer cliff face in a ravine, with the home of The Knights Templar at the top. Stunning views and combined with a visit to the caves at Gouffre de Padirac makes a great day out.
St Cirque la Popie – About a 90 min drive. Officially one of the top three prettiest villages in France and certainly one of the most photographed. Well worth the journey.
Collange la Rouge – 40 – 50 mins. A village built completely in red stone – very unusual and very pretty. Now largely uninhabited but fully restored with artisans shops, restaurants etc.
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