Charming villa for 2 people in the castles valley, 10km from Sarlat, located in the heart of Beynac, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
A quiet pedestrian street, a covered garage for your car at 50m from the house, a wonderful environment views on the Dordogne river, from the terrace and from every windows in the villa.
All shops in the village. Activities, canoeing, balloon flights, hiking trails ..... Just to spend a dream holiday in Périgord!.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 80 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
A terrace with superb views on the Dordogne river and the castles, to welcome you and relax you.
A full equipped kitchen, a living-dining room and a bedroom that provides two twin beds 80x200cms or a double bed of 160x200cm, as desired.
Region Alive with Colour
The Perigord region is less than ten thousand square kilometres in size, and is located within the larger territory of the Dordogne. The landscapes of the region, however, are so rich and diverse that we often refer to them by their colour: The Green Perigord, in the north-east section, gets its name from the variety of greens offered by the dense forests of oaks, beech and spruce trees. The White Perigord covers the north-west region, and is so named because of its vast limestone plateaux spreading white over the horizon.
The Scarlet Perigord in the south-west, is so named from the influence of the large areas reserved for the vines, used to cultivate the individual local wines. And finally, in the Black Perigord of the southeast region, the landscape is deeply covered with thick forests of chestnut, oak and pine trees, which cast a darkening almost mystical shadow over the area. The Black Perigord is probably the best known and most visited due to its rich historic heritage, which we will visit later in this newsletter, and most probably in newsletters to come.
Situated 25km, west of Souillac, Sarlat is without a doubt one of the most beautiful medieval cities of France. Movie producers and directors have chosen this beautiful haven countless times to film their “knight in shining armor” movies. It has kept its charm of the past, and to stroll through the labyrinth of alleys, bordered by original half-timbered homes, built with the typical gold toned stones of the region, is a true voyage into the past.
A magnificent cathedral from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries dominates the main plaza. A neighbouring Italian Renaissance home, built in 1525, is the birth place of the famous poet and political writer Etienne de la Boetie.
The “lantern of the dead”, which was built at the end of the twelfth century, lingers nearby lending a mysterious quality. The upper end of the cylindrical tower which houses the lantern, is so narrow that no human can access it. This has kept people wondering for centuries.
In conveying the magical beauty of the Périgord Noir,no other single site surpasses Beynac.
The village seems to spring out of the very stone,a harmonious fusion of the works of both nature and man. Clinging to its huge golden cliff,protected by the greatest castle in the entire department,it is equally blessed by the benevolent waters of the river at its foot.
Since the mists of time,the Dordogne has irrigated the fields,brought trade to its small river port, and enriched the table and the purses of the local lords through its fisheries and the tolls they could exact.
Today, Beynac shows few signs of the intensity of live for its inhabitants during its tumultuous past.But the artists who stayed there in later years,such as Paul Eluard,were not mistaken.They emerged with a rare sense of eternity. We invite you to share it.