The gite Le Soleil gite is located on the border of the Dordogne and the Lot-et-Garonne department.
Le Soleil Dordogne is close to two villages where you can get fresh baguettes and other groceries daily, Sauveterre-la-Lémance and Villefranche-du-Perigord. These villages are approximately 5 km from your holiday home. You will find various shops such as a bakery, grocery, cafe, pharmacy and a post office. An ATM machine and some cozy restaurants can only be found in the medieval village of Villefranche-du-Perigord. There is also a tabac where various newspapers (Dutch, Belgian and English-language newspapers) are sold.
Characteristic of a Bastide village is that it is often high up with a market hall in the middle. Some Bastide villages in the area are:
- Monpazier – 20km
- Villefranche-du-Perigord – 5km
- Beaumont-du-Perigord – 36km
- Villereal 74km
- Penne d’Agenais
- Tournon d’Agenais
There are a number of medieval places such as Cahors and Puy Lévêque. Cahors is one of the larger places. The old city center is on a peninsula. Puy Lévêque is built on the slopes next to the river Lot.
Sarlat La Caneda and Bergerac are two larger medieval towns in the Dordogne department with old, narrow, atmospheric streets with many restaurants. There is a large market in both cities on Saturday. Well worth a visit.
Within 30 to 45 minutes there are various weekly markets with many local products such as duck, nuts, cheeses and wines, but also fruit and vegetables. In addition, there are various night markets where you can eat the purchased products directly at long tables. Of course the wine is not missing. In the house book is a list with the various markets.
Other sights and activities
Many castles can be found in the vicinity of the Soleil Dordogne holiday home.
For example: Bonaguil Castle and Biron Castle. These castles are part of a historic castle route that runs through different villages. Along the way you will come across several restaurants. The castles are closed between 12.30 pm and 2 pm because of the famous French lunch.
In the area are also fishing opportunities in various lakes and in the River Lot and the Dordogne. A fishing license is required.
An experienced cyclist will certainly enjoy it. Cycling routes are indicated along the rivers. It is also possible to rent bicycles.
Golf enthusiasts will also enjoy themselves. There are several 9 and 18 hole courses in the vicinity of the gite. The nearest golf course (9 holes) is 9 km away.