Eymet - Dordogne - France
No matter if your stay at Maison Belmont is for 2 days or a week we know you will want to get a flavour of this beautiful part of France.
Whether you are interested in medieval castles, picturesque historic villages, bastide towns with their preserved ramparts or simply wandering around authentic markets sampling the freshest of seasonal produce you will find what you are looking for within easy reach of Maison Belmont.
Nearby Issigeac is a superbly preserved medieval vilage with 14th century ramparts and a 15th century church. The main street is lined with fine medieval and early modern houses. Monpazier is a classic bastide town with a grid of streets and alleyways within its ramparts. Not to be missed is a visit to the boutique brewery Biere de la Bastide.
Sarlat is a dream come true to anyone with an interest in historic architecture, foie gras or truffles! While numerous chateaux can be spotted throughout the landscape of our region. The The 13th century Chateau de Bonaguil is colossal, majestic and virtually impregnable. The Chateau of Monbazillac is both an historic monument and a working vineyard. Visitors can tour the Chateau and taste the wine! The Chateau de Castelnaud is all turrets, ramparts and drawbridges. It has a well preserved barbican, a well-stocked armoury and superb views from the heights of its walls.
Set on the banks of the Dordogne, Bergerac developed as a centre of trade in wool, stone, walnuts, chestnuts and wine. During the Hundred Years War it was held alternately by the English and the French. Today its attractive, well-preserved old town is a lively centre for bars, restaurants and shops. It has a market on Wednesday and Saturday that draws large crowds.