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.
View the great range of activities on offer at Camping Maisonneuve
Bars and eateries
The Fiddlers Rest
Irish pub run by Irish/English couple Ronan and Jo Macintyre -
and Guiness on tap – 20 minutes from the lakes.
The infamous "Grotte de Villars" caverns "Lascaux II" near Montignac or the "Font de Gaume" cavern in the Vezere Valley.
The "Gouffre de Proumeysac", the biggest Abyss in Perigord, full of Stalctites and Stalagmites, or the "Gouffre de Padirac" with a boat trip on an underground river. Near this Gouffre there is also the "Grotte de la Cave", where you go several
hundred meters into the mountain by a small train.
There are a lot of medieval towns in this region like Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, Domme, Carennac, Rocamadur, Perigueux
or just nearby St. Jean de Cole and Brantome. Visit to the castles of Puyguilhem, Jumilhac le Grand or the Castle of Hautefort. There are also a lot of Castles near the Dordogne river like Chateau de Beynac, Milandes and Castelnaud
On the way to Bordeaux you can find the world famous town of St. Emilion, well known for its wine growing estates,
the same as the region of Bergerac with the Chateau de Monbazillac.
At Thiviers (8 miles, the "capitol of the Fois Gras"), there is a well known regional farmers market every saturday,
or at Perigueux every Saturday and Wednesday.
Discover the beautiful Dronne valley by canoe departing from the historic town of Brantome.
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.
Just North of the Dordogne in the Haute-
this is the fallen village where 642 men, women nd children were massacred by Nazi solidiers in the Second World War.