Last week (Tues 9th of april 2019), we decided to check on the Green Lane progress between Prigonrieux and Bergerac ie Le Chemin de la Batellerie (walk connected to the Pierre Loti footpath from the Bergerac port: my article here).
Work is still in progress with some parts already done (tarmac) and some not.
The “Parc Aqualudique” project was born due to the fact that the current Piquecailloux Public Pool in Bergerac, opened since 1972, is starting to show signs of ageing and becomes increasingly expensive to run.
Much bigger and capable to accomodate the needs of local residents, this new family friendly aquatic complex will be more cost effective to run thanks to the use of geothermal energy, solar panels and rainwater harvesting.
Feb 2019: Digging up the ground for the pools
March 2019: drilling the first well (172 m deep) for the geothermal power.
Aqualudic Park should open its doors on the first trimester of 2020.
The historic village of Beaumont du Périgord is located in the Dordogne Valley, SW of France, 20mins from Bergerac airport, 1h from Sarlat and 1h10 from Périgueux.
Founded in 1272, the village has undergone significant transformation through the centuries but has preserved a myriad of outstanding heritage treasures that will take you back in time to the Middle Ages.
Here’s 3 reasons why you should consider Beaumont du Perigord as your next holiday destination:
1- Perfect base to discover the Dordogne Valley
2- Tiny but mighty:
Do you fancy mingling with the locals?
Markets are the highlights of our village: brocante, concerts and night markets…. True local travel experience guaranteed !
Do you you prefer some family friendly sport activities?
Are you a sports enthusiast looking for an active holiday?
Our village, Beaumont du Périgord, has everything for the whole family.
Here’s four family friendly sport activities you can do while enjoying your stay here!
1- Horse riding (Centre Equestre du Pays Beaumontois)
If you are a horse/poney lover, there is no reason why you should not be able to practise your favorite sport even during your holiday.
Right outside our village, 5 mins drive from our rental, you’ll find the “Centre Equestre du Pays Beaumontois”, a Horse and Pony Riding School run by Isabelle and Luc. With their 13 horses and 21 ponies, they offer different activities from 1 hour ride for beginners to day ride or even longer rides out in Pays Beaumontois for more experienced riders.
And on markets days (night market on monday from 6.30pm, tuesday and saturday morning), children will enjoy getting on the back of one of these gracious creatures to go around the village, up the secrets passages and even around to their secret snack spot for some grass.
Lalinde Canal, built between 1838 and 1843, was designed to improve navigation from the village of Mauzac to Tuilières. The arrival of railway saw the decline of river transport and the canal become obsolete but it is gradually regaining importance and is now especially prized as beautiful place for walking and fishing.
So come along and enjoy watching pike, trout, perch swimming or indeed sunbathing… and discover the beauty of this peaceful place away from the traffic, hustle and bustle free of charge.
More details: Lalinde Canal, 15mins drive our village. Distance between Tuilières and Lalinde: 9kms.