Dordogne B&B Accommodation

Les Eyzies

  Les Eyzies de Tayac is the worlds undisputed Prehistoric Capital and the numerous painted caves and, particularly, the proliferation of rock shelters only confirm this notion. The most varied prehistoric, and historic, styles and periods are represented, making Les Eyzies the archetypal town for travelling through the past. This vast, motionless promenade enables us to appreciate more thoroughly the passing of prehistoric time. From La Micoque to Laugerie-Basse, from 300,000 to 5000 years B.C., prehistory at Les Eyzies lasted one hundred and … [Read more...]

Gardens of Marqueyssac

The Gardens of Marqueyssac lay out on a rocky spur overlooking the Dordogne Valley between La Roque-Gageac and Beynac, the Marqueyssac gardens cover an area of 22ha. The charm of the terrace gardens has delighted its visitors for the last three centuries and there is no doubt that Marqueyssac has become one of France’s most beautiful Italian-style gardens.   The gardens of Marqueyssac castle consist of over six kilometres of shaded alleys, edged by 150,000 hand-pruned, one hundred year-old box-trees, and adorned with belvederes, rockeries, … [Read more...]

Markets in the Dordogne

A list of Dordogne Markets   Agonac : Saturday Beaumont : Tuesday, Saturday Belves : Saturday Bergerac : Saturday, Wednesday Brantome : Tuesday, Friday Cenac : Tuesday Cubjac : Friday Daglan : Sunday Domme : Thursday Eymet : Thursday Excideuil : Thursday Issigeac : Sunday Jumilhac : Wednesday La Coquille : Thursday Lalinde : Thursday La Roche Chalais : Saturday Le Bugue Tuesday Le Buisson – Cadouin : Friday Les Eyzies : Monday Mareuil : Tuesday Monpazier : Thursday Montpon : Wednesday Montignac : Saturday, Wednesday Mussidan : Saturday Neuvic … [Read more...]

Chateau Beynac

The Chateau Beynac is a castle situated in the commune of Beynac et Cazenac, in the Dordogne département of France. The castle is one of the best preserved and most well-known in the region. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. HISTORY The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault … [Read more...]