Local Attractions

Brantôme is one of the most beautiful places in the Dordogne, but there are other really pretty villages close by, notably some that are classified officially as  ‘plus beaux villages de France’, the prettiest villages in France. The closest ‘beaux village’ to Brantôme is St-Jean-de-Cole, just 20 minutes away by car, while the others are about 1 1/2 hours away, but clustered quite closely together.  These include St-Amand-de-Coly, St-Leon-sur-Vezere, Limeuil, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Belves and Domme.  The stunning city of Sarlat is also nearby, and you could see them all if you started early in a day trip. For help plan your trip view here.



The Dordogne region of France is reputed to have 1001 castles and chateaux. Many of these castles are open to the public and quite a few of them are within an easy distance of Brantome, the closest being Chateau de Bourdeille just a 10 minute drive away. For chateaux close to Brantome click here and for other magnificent & stunning chateaux in the area click here.


Feeling energetic? The Dordogne boasts plenty of great places to cool off with a freshwater swim; a bike trek; view the stunning countryside from horseback or try your hand at canoeing! These and more can be viewed here

Wine-tasting is a also a must do when you visit Brantome with plenty of authentic vineyards close by.



There is a wonderful life-guarded swimming lake just 20 mins from our villas which boasts gorgeous waterside picnic spots; tennis courts; volleyball courts; free parking; toilet/shower facilities; cafés; free parking and a wonderful children's playground. River swimming and canoeing are also possible & extremely popular in Brantome itself, just a stroll from our villas.


Prehistoric Sites

The region is abundant in Palaeolithic sites, rock shelters and underground grottos, due mainly to the limestone formations characteristic of the area. Traces of man’s habitation here go back over 400,000 years, and some of these footprints are still here today. These can be viewed further by clicking here.


 There is a wealth of activities to suit all ages and energy levels, with the lovely climate providing the essential backdrop for outdoor living.

Or simply relax and immerse yourself in the French way of life by perusing the weekly markets and and joining in the local fetes..


A full and detailed guide book will be mailed to you on reservation and will also be provided in your villa on arrival. We are more than happy to make any bookings for you if needed.


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