Savignac-de-Miremont is in itself a small, private village. Besides the church, which is located right in front of our house, there is not much else to see. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do and see in the areas surrounding the house.
Le Bugue is a market village 7 kilometres away. Every Tuesday from 10 o’clock there is a grand market. Anything the heart desires can be found here. In Le Bugue, there are large supermarkets, banks, cafés and restaurants, bakeries, an Aquarium, and a mini-golf course.
Sarlat is a beautiful medieval town just 25 minutes away by car. Sarlat has remained one of the towns most representatives of 14th century France. The centre of the old town consists of restored stone buildings and is basically car-free. That means that when the weekly Saturday market is going on, one can leave the car and walk by foot down the stairs through old, beautiful buildings and experience a real ‘farmer’s market’.
Though Sarlat has preserved it cultural heritage, there is still modern restaurants and cafés, as well as shopping opportunities. The town has it all.
Les Eyzies is filled with historical sights. The Cro Magnon, the Neanderthal, Tayac, the Grand Roc, The Magdalenian, and many more can be experienced in Les Eyzies. Furthermore, antique markets frequent the city where almost anything can be aquired. Les Eyzies has restaurants, cafés, and touristshops. It is possible to drive there within 5 minutes or bike there in 20 minutes.
Our house is based in the Dordogne (often referred to by its ancient name “The Périgord”). Although times may have changed over the years the beautiful Dordogne landscape, in one of the most beautiful areas of France, continues to offer something to amaze and delight everyone. This ancient land, deep in the heart of sunny south-west France, is perfect holiday country; a magical place that will reward all those who choose to explore it.
The Périgord Noir, where we are located, is the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Dordogne for here, in the triangle formed between the rivers Vézère and Dordogne, you will find the greatest concentration of natural wonders and historic sites, and the loveliest stretches of both rivers. The area is bounded by four famous towns and this property is well situated within this boundary – Sarlat, a medieval treasure house; Périgueux, a thriving and sophisticated small city; Bergerac, shippers of wine since the middle ages and Monpazier, an extraordinarily well preserved bastide built by King Edward I in 1285.
Less than 1 hour from Bergerac airport, 1.5 hours from Brive airport, 1.5 hours from Bordeaux airport/TGV station and 2.5 hours from Toulouse airport.
Nearest Airport: 49 Km BERGERAC
Nearest Golf: 11 Km La Marterie 18 trous
Nearest Train: 7 Km Le Bugue
Nearest Motorway: 29 Km A 89 sortie16
At the heart of Périgord Noir:
Le Bugue 7 kms (supermarkets, banks, restaurants and markets)
Les Eyzies 11 kms world capital of prehistory
Montignac (Lascaux caves) 32 kms
Sarlat 31 km
Bergerac 49 km and its vineyards