Noir & Paunat
Renardière is just 1 km from the beautiful village Paunat.
The Perigord Noir is certainly the most attractive region of the
Dordogne. The area is relatively small: about 40 to 60 km, in short, a
rich environment and all within half hour drive:
Below we give you an
impression of what's to do, but if you want to know more: type in Google
"Périgord Noir" or "Dordogne" and you will find plenty of links for
river "Vézère" and the river "Dordogne" meet in Limeuil at 3 km from La
Renardiere. So you can enjoy sitting on the beach, but along the river
you will find many more. Go to the Aquarium of Le Bugue (10 km from La
Renardière) to discover the underwater life of the Vezere. Above ground
there is much to see: many species of trees, birds, plants (wild
orchids). Regularly you will find deer, badgers and wild boar around the
estate and of course: the fox.
Everywhere you will find restautants and
Bergerac wine regions are less than half an hour. The Bordeaux region
begins at a forty-five minutes!
There are numerous restaurants, ranging from
simple to have won several Michelin-star. The most famous recipes are
made with duck and goose. In particular, the liver, 'foie gras' is a
superior delicacy. There are also many dishes with strawberries,
walnuts and mushrooms. Do not miss the local garlic soup, Tourrain ..
In Paunat for example, you will find the restaurant, Julien, beside
the 12th century church. It is also very nice to eat at the night
markets in the summer. They are held in nearly every village. The one
in Paunat is the best of course and it is within walking distance!
stores and train
The nearest large town with several large
supermarkets, Le Bugue, is approximately 9 km away, there is also a
very nice market on Tuesday morning.
In Le Buisson de Cadouin is an SNCF train
station from where you can travel to Sarlat, Bergerac, Bordeaux or
History and sights
There are many attractions in the
Périgord: sturdy ornate castles and palaces, museums, prehistoric sites
and theme parks.
The Périgord Noir also has
underground attractions: there are many caves. Some have impressive
stalactites. Others are decorated by prehistoric man, Lascaux is a
wonderful example. The valley of the river Vezere holds the Capital of
Prehistory: The village of Les Eysies with the National Museum. To see how
life in the Perigord Noir was a century ago, the open-air museum in Le
Bugue, Le Village du Bournat, is worth visiting.
In the Périgord Noir are also
many sporting challenges: climbing trees, canoeing on the rivers,
hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding. The river is used to swim
and fish. One can go cycling and walking: for the sometimes steep
slopes you need a good physical condition. There are several golf
courses. The mountains are used by cavers and parasailers.
of the Périgord Noir is a perfect warm, dry summer and mild winter.
The spring is characterized by excessive plant growth and lots of
flowers. In autumn, the temperature is usually still nice and the
colors and smells are great. For visitors who are not bound to
the season: a visit in spring or autumn is strongly recommended.