The Local Area
If the fishing doesn't sell itself to you and you'd like something else from your holiday, here are a few ideas of how to entertain yourself and soak up the splendour of the beautiful valley of Dordogne.
Bars & Eateries
An Irish pub run by Irish/English couple Ronan and Jo Macintyre serving homemade, traditional pub food with Kilkenny and Guinness on tap – 20 minutes from the lakes.
Open: Wednesday-Saturday 6pm-close to Sunday's 12pm-2pm and 6pm-close. Food served until 9pm.
Run by a lovely English lady with bi-lingual waiting staff. If you visit on a Thursday eve or some Saturdays you may recognise a friendly face, Charlie!
Avenue de Limoges, 24450 Mialet.
Tel: 06 24 83 23 88.
Sight-seeing in the Dordogne
There are plenty of caves to visit in the Dordogne region.
There is also the Gouffre de Proumeysac, the biggest abyss in Perigord, or the Gouffre de Padirac with a boat trip on an underground river. Then near Gouffre, at Grotte de la Cave, you go several hundred meters into the mountain by a small electric train.
The Dordogne also has a large number of castles and chateaus. Visit Puyguilhem for the elegance of the first Renaissance, Jumilhac le Grand built between 13th and 17th centuries or the Castle of Hautefort a medieval fortress and one of the most impressive in the Dordogne.
There are also a lot of Castles near the Dordogne river like Chateau de Beynac a fortress with nine centruries of history, Milandes acharming Renaissance castleand Castelnaud offering magnificent panoramic views over the Dordogne Valley.
There are a lot of picturesque towns and villages steeped in medieval history and architecture in the Dordogne region. You can visit Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, Domme, Carennac, Rocamadour, Perigueux or just nearby St. Jean de Cole and Brantôme.
Just north of the Dordogne in the Haute-
For the more adventurous!
Discover the beautiful Dronne valley by canoe departing from the historic town of Brantôme. Also offering climbing, tree adventure and zip rope activities.
A vast recreation area with woods and leisure lake. Offering all sorts of activities including tree adventures, zip-
Popular throughout France, a network of disused railway lines which have been converted to carry family cycle trolleys.