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Follow these links and find out a lot more about the area and this wonderful region of France
Alternativly you will find all information in leaflet form in the Gite for your convenience.

www.tourisme-beaumontduperigord.com

www.pays-des-bastides.com

 

Check out our local friends in the village

 

 

Chez Cathy et Denis

This Café/Bar is a  great asset to the village, run by a family giving good service at very reasonable prices and all with a smile and a great sense of humour. An important social centre for locals and visitors alike, one not to be missed if mixing it with the other visitors and locals is your bag.

www.cathyetdenis.fr

 

Table de Leo

Excellent restaurant just across the road from the Gite, offering fine cuisine. Booking advisable as this restaurant is very popular with tourists and locals alike

+33 (0)553578915

 

 

Les Arts d'Oc

Remy and Catherine Danoy own and run our local pottery, Remy designing and creating his own unique style of ceramics, sculptures, and woven material, right here in the village. How lucky we are to have these lovely people living and working amongst us, just like it was in times past.

www.lesartsdoc-remy-danoy-lucielle.com

 

Click here for a brief trip up the Dordogne river in a Gabarre or wine boat.

(in French only)

La_Dordogne.pps

 

Car hire
All the usual car hire companies are present at the airport, Hertz, Avis, Europcar etc. but we recommend a low cost alternative in Buggs car hire at www.buggscarhire.com
 
Vinyards
There are several good local vinyards within 20mins drive for more research go to
 
Swimming
Lalinde Municiple swimming pool at Moulin de la Guillou approx. 15 mins.
Limeuil River swimming in the Dordogne or the Vezere approx. 20 mins.
Lanquais Lac de Lanquais swimming and water sports in the lake approx. 15 mins.
Audrix water park with three pools and water sports for young and old approx. 25 mins.
Cycling
Road and mountain bikes are available to hire from many sites around all within a few minutes drive. There are designated on and off road cycle routes around the area for novice and the more experienced alike.
Canoeing
On both the Dordogne and Vezere rivers there are many sites for canoe hire.
Most within 20 mins
Horse Riding
Horse and pony riding all within 15 mins
Golf and Tennis
There is a tennis hardcourt in the village available to guests, the property owners have raquets and balls to hire.
There are four 18 hole golf courses within 60 mins of St Avit all with full facilities and club and buggy hire. 
Sites of Historical and Archeological Interest
The Dordogne and Vezere valleys are rich in sites going back to prehistoric times. The important prehistoric site of Lasceaux is 45 mins away with many caves and grottos' accesible to the public all over the region.
We are in the centre of the region of France known as the le Pays de Bastides. A Bastide was a fortified town or village (mostly planned by the English) dating back to the 100 years war when all of this part of France was ruled by the Kings of England. The buildings and architecture are therefore familiar and original just as they were built all those years ago.