About The Area

The Old House is located in Veyrignac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. Capital of Black Périgord, Sarlat is an exceptionally preserved city. More than 1.000 years of architecture live through lanes, roofs of roofing stones and fair and hot stone walls. Domme is a very attractive bastide town, in one of the best locations possible and is possibly the most beautiful town in the Dordogne. The village of LA ROQUE-GAGEAC is almost too perfect, its ochre-coloured houses sheltering under dramatically overhanging cliffs and is regularly winner of France’s prettiest village contest. In the Middle Ages, Gourdon was an important place, deriving wealth and influence from the presence of four monasteries. Owing to the number of rivers and the local geology the Dordogne has some magnificent cave complexes. You will find two different types: ‘Gouffres’ are underground, whilst ‘Grottes’ are accessed from a rock face. There are spectacular villages built around cliffside troglodyte dwellings.

You can enjoy swimming in the river or the local lakes all of which have either pebble or sand beaches and canoe trip are less than 10 minutes away. Accessible from Grolejac, the old railway line between Sarlat and Souillac has been converted to a walking / cycle way several kilometres long and even if you don’t bring your own, you can hire bicycles from local businesses at St. Julien de Lampon or Carsac.