: Brive Vallee de la Dordogne
: Souillac (A20) Jct55
: River beach - Le Roc
: Souillac Country Club - Lachapelle Auzac
The residence is perfectly situated to visit the wealth of neighbouring noteable historic sites and Chateaus including the stunning villages of Sarlat, Domme, Baynac, La Roque-Gageac, Collonges-la-Rouge, Castelnaud, Carrenac and Rocamadour all of which are between 30 - 40 minutes scenic drive and several of which hold the prestigious title of “Plus Beaux Villages de France' (one of the most beautiful villages in France). The start of the 'Vallée des Cinq Chateaux' (Valley of the Five Chateaus) is less than half an hour from the property and encompasses some of the above villages - it is possible to canoe along this stretch of the Dordogne and view some of the villages en route.
There are many other activities in addition to sightseeing to suit all tastes - from treetop adventure parks, canoeing, hot air ballooning, hang gliding, cave diving and exploring (notably th Gouffres de Padirac and closer to home the Grotte de Lacave which is visited by a small train), cycling and walking, to gourmet dining (there are numerous renowned regional specialities). Our establishment is located directly on the “Chemin de Grande Randonnée” (Grand Hiking Path) reference GR6 from Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (Dordogne) to Lacapelle-Marival (Lot). From Souillac a cycle pathway runs directly to Sarlat, this also gives access to a network of scenic cycle routes – a plan is available from the Tourist Office or online.
Brive-le-Gaillarde - just 30 minutes away is perfect for shopping, lunch and evenings out and also offers bowling and cinema (often showing English language films) .
Further afield there are the vineyards Cahors or Bergerac, the famous caves of Lascaux, porcelain factories and museums of Limoges to the north and the sights and shops of lively Toulouse to the south (known as “La Ville Rose” – the Pink City, due to the colour of the local stone buildings).
Souillac (recently renamed Souillac-sur-Dordogne) is situated on the banks of the Dordogne at its confluence with the Borrèze River in the Lot department (Midi-Pyrénées) - formerly in the ancient province of Quercy. At the heart of Souillac's historic centre stands the magnificent 12th century Benedictine Abbey, the colourful weekly Friday market is held alongside this and extends down into the old town. During the high season (July and August) an additional market also takes place on a Wednesday evening and specialises in local produce (truffles, walnuts, foie gras, prunes, pâtés, wines and cheeses). A daily farmer's market is open 7 days facing the most prominent of several supermarkets which service the Souillac area. Souillac is also home to the much visited 'Musée de l’Automate' a museum of 19th and 20th century mechanical toys. A picturesque and listed hiking trail (Ref G6) passes alongside Le Chapeau Melon on its route from the spectacular cliff-hanging town of Rocamadour to beautiful and historic Sarlat - both must-sees! Over the summer months in particular there are many regional fêtes and events for visitors and locals alike to enjoy , including the annual Souillac Jazz festival in July and a series of summer dances held outside at various venues around the town. A publication is available from the Tourist Office giving a calendar of these events.
Souillac is located on the main road D820 ( RN 20 ) - 60 kilometers north of Cahors and 35 kilometers south of Brive-la-Gaillarde . It is also accessible by the A20 motorway (exit 55 - 4km) Souillac centre: 1km Brive *Airport - Vallee de la Dordogne (Brive-Souillac): 22km - Low cost flights with Cityjet to London and Ryanair to Holland and Corsica. Toulouse, Limoges, Bergerac and Rodez airports are all within 1.5 -2 hours’ drive and are served by a number of low-cost airlines.
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* Please note that for a small charge we can usually arrange pick-up/drop-off during service hours by prior arrangement.