Although Beynac is on the doorstep, the beautiful village of Saint Cyprien, only 7km away offers a wider variety of shops, including a large supermarket and is the best place nearby to pick up provisions for your stay. The village is set on the edge of the valley and offers stunning views. It has many restaurants and cafes and hosts a popular weekly Sunday morning market.
Sarlat, the capital of the Perigord Noir is the best preserved Medieval town in France, from the cobbled streets right down to its gas lit streetlamps. It hosts the largest market in the area every Saturday morning and has a large variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. View the medieval old city from a panoramic glass elevator, visit the churches and the mysterious 'Lantern des Morts' (Lantern of the Dead) and enjoy the local shops and relaxed atmosphere. In the summer evenings, concerts are held in the open air behind the cathedral. More information about Sarlat (external website).
The Gite is located in the ancient and idyllic village of Saint Vincent de Cosse and under a kilometre from the river Dordogne where you can find canoeing sites or have a paddle in the clear water. You can follow the Roman road for a walk with wonderful views. Visit the outdoor spring water fed 'Lavoire' (wash house) and admire the local Charterhouse.
The Dordogne has some of the most beautiful towns and villages in the world, and is one of the most photographed places on earth. Out of more than 32,000 villages in France, the Dordogne boasts 10 of the top 50 most beautiful villages ('Les plus beaux villages') in the country. Six of these are within 15km of the Gite, with Beynac with its dramatic cliff face only 3km away. From preserved bastide fortress towns to villages perched on cliff faces, you are immersed in history at every turn.
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