Maisonbrantome.com, holiday town house gite in the Little Venice of the Dordogne
This depends on what sort of holiday you wish for, how many in your party, your active state, seasonal opening times and of course the weather.
We all hope for good weather but a good plan is to look at the weather a few days before you arrive and plan your clothing accordingly. It also means you can pack more efficiently. Nights can be hot or cool so top clothing is always recommended. This also applies when you arrive to trips out, you may wish to visit places like shops or historic caves when the weather is not hot and sunny, perhaps you would if it’s too hot?
Care must be taken in the sunny and hot seasons and because each region in France differs, so can the weather, you can be hot and sunny in Brantome and 10 km it could be a different story. So when you travel put alternate clothing in your car.
Brantome is well suited for:
Historic trips, walks, cycling, horse riding, paddle boarding, canoeing (short, medium or longer distances), boat trips (if you see Jean Luke in the main market square you can also hire him and his boat for a private trip too) , tennis, boules, swimming (in the river or at nearby village in an out door pool), fishing, microlite (ULM), climbing, adventure climbs, golf (25 – 30 mins) the are planned walks, children’s play area, children’s boating area, fetes, shops, supermarkets, hairdressers, doctors, dentist, laundrette, pharmacy, garages, in fact most things you would need. The choice is yours. You could of course just chill out and eat at one of the many restaurants to meet your taste and budget.
If you do canoe you will pass by our garden so you can collect anything you may need on your trip. Canoe note: – We always advise our guests to ask for double canoe paddles and a large barrel. This is used to not only keep your clothes dry, a towel, food, drink, mobiles, camera’s etc but also make very good back rests. Canoes are single, double or triple person. The canoe company provides life jackets for all using the canoes or paddleboards.
Places to visit
Places to visit are in our house book – including travel times, distances and websites local + touring destinations nearby, some are shown here. In addition to the many places in Brantome do visit Bourdeilles, St Jean De Cole and Perigueux. There are many Roman buildings arenas and great avenues to walk along stopping of course for the odd glass of wine or meal.
Local places to visit
Brantome 3 mins
Bourdeilles 11km aprox 10 mins An old village, lots of character well worth visiting. A must for walking around and down to the river.
Perigueux 27 km approx. 25 – 30 mins Capital, old and new city, lots of Roman architecture, old part of town with coliseum’s, cobbled streets, lots of charm, restaurants, new area with shops. Local golf course. Theatres.
St Jean de Cole 19 km 18 mins Charming Roman buildings, very quaint, make sure you head for the Chateau.
Brantome Police horses (retired very large UK horses) well worth a visit for all ages with plenty to do and see. http://www.brantomepolicehorses.com/
Angouleme 58km 53 mins bus service subject to local timetable, lots to view in the centre
Royan (coast) nice for a day trip approx. 152km + depending on your route and the season, approx. 2 hours +
Train – Perigueux 27K 16 miles approx. 20 mins
Motorway – Nearest 27Km high speed links to coast
There are many other local places within 30 – 45 mins so the choice is yours.
Click here for more information
Our house ‘blue’ book contains many other places to visit. Our clients private web page has other information.
Water & fun park www.jacquouparc.com
Public swimming pools
See also Dordogne guide to public pools. St Martial De Vallette (20 mins) has multiple pools and is covered during cooler weather (automatic roof). We believe it also has steam and sauna (TBC).
Something for the active
Seasonal:- horse riding, Micro lite (ULM) (from 30e), Canoeing ( from 18e), Paddle boarding, cycling (Long term rental may be cheaper to buy one from the local super market), walking, boules, bowls, climbing, adventure days. Water & fun parks for the children. See also the children’s section as this reduces duplication.
This is a taste of some of the things you can do, plus you have all the history of the area, Chateaux, Castles, beautiful villages, gardens, lovely walks or just finding a special place of your own and relaxing. More information on days out can be seen here
Information (ever changing and omissions and errors accepted) things to do, remember you have lots of variations and choice.
We can also recommend some places to fish, walk, cycle and eat.
Combining places to visit on day trips means you can see more and still get a swim in , if required.
|Where||Distance in km (0=under 1)|
50 km = 30 mile, 80km = 50 miles
|House||0||Wii and games in the house are on the top floor (middle of table lifts out)|
|Brantome||0||river swimming and paddling Also river beach||(near Brantome Canoe)|
|Brantome||0||Brantome Canoe & Paddleboard||kayak, double or x3 boats. 2, 6, 14km options|
|Brantome||0||Brantome river trips||smaller personalised boat trips from the market square) slightly longer trip|
|Brantome||0||Brantome river tripsLarger boat||(larger boat by the bridge)|
|Brantome||0||mini / crazy golf||In the park opposite the house|
|Brantome||0||children’s play area||(opposite in the park next to the golf)|
|Brantome||0||Boules||(boules area in the park opposite just near the playing area)|
|Brantome||1||Association « 1.2.3 »/ Microcrèche (nursery)||Les Coccinelles »: 05.53.05.27.83 è children from 0 to 6 years old|
|Brantome||9||Brantome Police Horses||Visit recomended (normally Wednesday – need to book)|
|Brantome||0||Eric Simonin - Souffleur de verre||Fabulous glass production|
|Brantome||0||Abbaye visit||See tourist office|
|Brantome / Valeuil||7||ULM (Microlite trips)||See tourist office|
|Brantome||4 -18.5||Walks, cycling, places to visit||Tourist office. 11 walking trails (from 4 to 18.5 km)|
|Brantome||1||Brantome gardens||See tourist office|
|Feuillade||39||Perigord Lawn Bowls Club||See also facebook|
|Marsac sur l’Isle||27||Wakari |
Childrens soft indoor play area
|(next to Périgueux) 05 53 09 53 69|
|Boulazac||34||Les Gouyatsous Childrens Play park||(playing area) next to Périgueux) 05.53.05.80.23|
|Bourdeilles||9||Outdoor swimming pool||(high seasonal only from July 1st)|
|Saint-Martial-de-Valette||20||L’Ovive » (aquatic indoor & Covered centre) Indoor multi pool complex - L'Ovive||(enroute Nontron) 0553 60 5858|
|A Teyjat||41||Outdoor go cart track||+33 5 53 56 36 11 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Les Eyzies||77||Prehistoric Park|
|Le Bugue||71||Jacqou Park,Jacqou Park,||· 0553 54 1557|
|Le Bugue||71||Le village du Bournatge du Bournat|
|Cro-Magnon||73||Le Thot Espace|
|Brantome||0||Climbing (activity Cliff) & adventure||via Brantome Canoe,|
|Rocamadour Thonon Le Conquil Air Parc Aventures||91 - 160||Treetop Adventure Parks||Parc de Loisirs,|
|Couze-St-Front||85||Moulin à Papier|
|Le Bugue/Vezere||71||Le parc Aquarium du Périgord Noir|
|Gouffre de Padirac||148||(large underground cave with boat ride))|
|Saint Estephe||31||Grand Etang Saint Estephe Lake, swimming, boating, canoeing|
|78||Les Bos Water Park|
|53||Parc de Loisirs de Neufont|
|50||La Jemaye lake beach|
|Brive||109||Lac du Causse||(lots of water sports 10 mins from Brive)|
|Bergerac||75||Mini boats for children of all ages|
|Trélissac||34||10 pin bowling - snooker||ZC la feuilleraie 24750 Tele: 05 53 08 55 68|
|32||Perigueux Snook Bowl Palace|
|Nontron Brantome Bourdeilles Ferme Haute Equestre Lisle||11-17||Horse / pony riding||See Dordogne|
|Les Écuries de Milhac de Nontron|
|Terrasson-Lavilledieu||80||Chocolate factory & museum|
|Ski Club Tremolat||77||Water skiing|
|Perigueux||28||Golf||25 mins from house|
|La Jemaye||50||Lake Swimming||Just south of Riberac|
|Renamon||19||lake swimming, canoes, occasional live bands||near Lisle just south of Brantome|
|Various||Ballooning||+33 6 09 93 57 14|+33 6 13 29 80 32|+33 5 45 67 01 45 email@example.com|
|See Brantome or any||0||Tourist office for more||information|