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By: Russell | August 08, 2018

Lazy Late Summer Days !


Late August and September are great times to visit the Dordogne! Its usually beginning to cool down and as you drift into October, you have much cooler nights and pleasantly warm days! There is still lots to do and the main tourist hot-spots become a little quieter!


It is amazing how quickly you can get from the UK by air and before you know it, you've landed at the pleasantly compact Bergerac Airport, hired your car and ready to get to your Gite and make yourself at home!


La Petite Maison au Coin is a Gite that only opened for guests in 2018, set in rolling countryside and the perfect location to visit three main centres; Bergerac, Perigueux and the beautiful City of Bordeaux!


As the owners, Linda and Simon say on th...

By: Russell | July 23, 2018

My Dordogne Travel Guide Group

In developing the Dordogne Travel Guide, it has always been the intention of publishing an independent guide based upon our personal experiences of this beautiful Region of France. It incorporates the very best that the Dordogne and Lot can offer for a self-catering holiday whether it be on a Campsite or in a Gite or B&B!From Gourmet Dining to Markets, Vineyards to Caves and not forgetting Chateaux and activities such as the ever popular Canoeing, the Guide provides a wealth of information and importantly, direct links to all the websites so you can see exactly what is available!


Now there is a new interactive feature in the form of a Google Group for Member Guests to provide their opinions, suggestions and experiences to share and disc...

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By: Russell | March 24, 2018

Chateau Lacomte is an 'Adults Only' Campsite near Carlucet east of the A20. It's quiet, as you might expect and ideal for adults looking for a peaceful holiday set in beautiful grounds and within easy reach of the Dordogne and Lot attractions! For the sporty types; tennis, basketball and volleyball facilities are on-site whilst walkers and cyclists will find ample routes to explore the countryside!


The pool is overlooked by a shaded patio to sink those thirst-quenching cocktails provided by the cosy Lounge Bar. There is an excellent Restaurant to tempt you away from your own BBQ! Speaking of BBQs, the Campsite organises a communal BBQ on most weeks with live entertainment provided!

Check out their website!

We visited Chateau Lacomté in 2013 an...

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By: Russell | February 25, 2018

We visited Le Moulin du Roch in 2011. That's 'Angelique' with her awning out! Its a lovely, well maintained campsite in a central location close to Sarlat, Le Bugue and Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and its cave features. The site is memorable for us in that it is where we made friends with Bob and Karen from Yorkshire (that's them opposite us) who arrived with a broken jockey wheel thanks to an incident with a ferry!

The campsite is very family-friendly and offers the full range of accommodation you would expect from camping pitches to mobile homes. It is well served with its own restaurant and snack bar. With its very large pool and a full summer entertainment programme and your holiday is complete!


When we stayed there we visited the hilltop villag...

By: Russell | February 21, 2018

Because we travel down from Scotland, we need a comfortable and well-appointed campsite near Calais to recuperate before continuing our journey towards the Dordogne and you can't do better than La Bien Assise! In July 2017 we decided to stay for a whole week and just chill! We never moved save for the short walk into the village of Guines for baguettes, croissants, cheese and wine! The campsite tends to be quite busy with a lot of transient caravans and motorhomes stopping over for the night but the very attentive and friendly staff are there to welcome you when you are tired and weary to get you settled as quickly as possible! There is lots of room for everyone and we found this lovely spot with loads of space and a view southwards over th...

By: Russell | February 19, 2018

This is the bridge over the River Lemance in the Village of Sauveterre, hence Sauveterre la Lemance and although its not high on the tourist trail, it has a village character of its own and we love it because it is the nearest village to our favourite campsite, Moulin du Perie! That's our little fold-up bikes by the way, named Itchy and Scratchy by Californian friends who seem to find them highly amusing! Sauveterre is actually in the Commune of Lot-et-Garonne which is a little further south from the Dordogne Valley and sits between it and the vineyards of the Lot Valley. Sauveterre is the home of a Prehistory Museum, a 'Marie' and a very modern 'Community Hall' both of which played an important role in the campsite daughter's wedding to wh...

By: Russell | February 18, 2018

On a sweeping bend on the River Dordogne sits the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac with the 11th Century Chateau Beynac commanding views across the valley! Like many of the Chateaux across this area, they sit upon secured positions defending a medieval 'stand-off' between the French and the English! It was a very confusing time for the locals who found themselves torn between feuding land-owners. The River Dordogne became a lifeline for many by providing a navigable supply route to and from the west! The Gabarre, with its shallow draft became an indespensible mode of transport.


Today, the Gabarres are motorised and provide tourists with a tranquil river ride along leafy river banks and under bridges with a guide providing a wealth of history th...

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