Périgord vert is a rural hilly region, dotted with authentic villages around Romanesque castle churches. These offers a beautiful destination for those who want to tour the region by bike or car and soak up the atmosphere of authentic French villages. The nearest town with all amenities and a good base is Ribérac (8 km from La Moulinasse).
Within cycling distance of Chassaignes the main attraction is the picturesque little town of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with an impressive and unique "church" carved out of the rocks. The town is rightly included in the list of the Plus Beaux Village de France. There are lovely streets for strolling, terraces, little shops ... Aubeterre is situated on a hill along the river ... Dronne, o there is also opportunity for swimming or kayaking.
Dordogne has a limestone soil and therefore it has many caves, including several with prehistoric paintings. Many of our guests visited the caves of Villars, 13km from Brantôme and returned enthusiastically. The information on site is also available in English and in summer there is children's entertainment in the prehistoric garden.
Périgieux is the capital of Dordogne, an ancient Roman city and pilgrimage site on the road to Siantiago de Compostela, so with a rich history. But it is also a lively contemporary city. Nice for those who love culture, history, terraces and nice little streets or shopping. You can explore the city by two short walking routes.
The Romanesque Saint-Front cathedral in Périgueux is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is crowned with 5 mighty stone domes and a bell tower. Recently, a secure route has been set up over the roofs and between the domes, with views that are undoubtedly mighty.
Angoulême is the capital of Charente, but above all the European capital of comic strips. You can explore the city by means of a smartphone app that will take you past various life-size comic strip scenes / murals. In the meantime, you can visit the ramparts, Romanesque architecture, the covered market hall,… or board on for a trip on the Charente.