The surroundings

Lagrenie is surrounded by forest, which is locally known for its great harvest of edible mushrooms, including porcini mushrooms and chanterelles. Roes, buzzards and owls can often be seen and our chickens wander among the ancient stone walls, fruit and walnut trees. It is always lovely to come home there after a day of enjoying the sights and activities of the region.

The house is 2 km away from the village of Groléjac, where there is a bakery, a butcher, a supermarket and several restaurants.

To see and do

Canoeing on the river, cycling to Sarlat on the special piste cyclable, hiking, horse-riding, the famous caves of Padirac, Lascaux or La Roque Saint Christophe in Les Eyzies, and the fortified villages of Domme or Monpazier. There are also several prehistorical open-air museums in the area.


There are markets nearly every day of the week in some of the many ancient villages in the area.
A special attraction is the Saturday market in Sarlat, one of the most beautiful towns in France, more information:

In villages nearby as well as in Groléjac, there are festive meals at long tables on the village square every week during the summer months.

Castles and Gardens

The famous castles of Castelnaud and Beynac – where Richard Lionheart has been – have been beautifully restored.
There are gorgeous gardens to see, more information: and


There are plenty of attractions for children in the area, such as the Parc Reserve Zoölogique in Calviac:
More information about the many activities for children can be found at:

Golf and the Dordogne from the air…

There are golf courses 15 as well as 30 minutes away. You can take plane trips at the little airport of Domme, which is 15 minutes away, or take a hot air balloon ride from Beynac, where the hot air balloons take off every morning and evening if the weather is good.

Wine & Dine

There are dozens of restaurants in the nearby medieval town of Sarlat, and in the high season the many terraces there are pleasantly bustling. The area is mostly known for its walnuts and ducks. The villages and towns nearby have plenty of restaurants in several price ranges, from fine dining to authentic meals at the farm table.
Cahors and Bergerac are known for their excellent wines and there are several chateaux that organise tastings for these wines.