Overview and culture
Perigord’s charm attracts more visitors than any other inland region in France. Beynac and the Fermette, actually overlooking the Dordogne, are no exception.
Attractions are almost too numerous to mention – it appealed to pre-historic man too!
Nearby, origins of the oldest known culture of ‘modern man’ can be explored. The best preserved prehistoric sites, spanning some 20,000 years abound in cultured art; Lascaux II (nearby) is a World Heritage site.
And there is more…
Dordogne: views, valleys, canoeing and swimming
Castles and Chateau of Aquitaine: five in the immediate area
Vineyards of Bergerac and Montpazier: to the West
Ancient Houses and Farms: dry stone walls and steep roofs, round house cabanes
Bastides: villages très beaux…
Not to forget truffles, walnuts and the geese and ducks – sometimes hard to avoid!
Some great places to visit
On the doorstep and within a 10 kilometre radius
Beynac – Sarlat – St Cyprien – Castelnaud – Marqueyssac – La Roque – Domme – Milandes – Puymartin
Within a 25 kilometres radius
Monpazier – Les Eyzies – Font de Gaume (cave) – Montignac (Lascaux II) – Beaumont – Cadouin – Belves – Tremolat – Montfort – Grogelac (cave) – Le Roque St Christophe – Beaumont – La Bugue
Or up to 60km
Bergerac – Cahors – Brive – Perigueux – Rocamadour – Brantome