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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 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...