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.
Our village is getting ready for monday Easter Brocante (22sd of April from 8am to 6pm).
Art deco frames and painting, vintage glassware, local crockery, old mirrors & clocks, jars and pottery, cutlery, candle holders, jewelry, vintage chairs, old dolls and vintage toys… you name it: this flea market is always a fun time for bargain hunters, tourists or just passersby!
So, don’t miss it!
More infos: Location: on the square and the surrounding streets (from 8am to 6pm).
Come along with us and discover Lascaux IV, the International Centre for Cave Art in Montignac (1h20 drive from our holiday home in Beaumont du Perigord).
Lascaux caves, the original, were “found” by four Périgourdin young boys from Montignac in 1940. World Famous for its palaeolithic cave paintings, the site, victim of its success, was closed to the public in 1963 to ensure the art’s survival (humidity, germs, etc. brought in by visitors led to fungal infection threatened to destroy the art).
In 1983, near the original entrance, was built a facsimile with an exact copy of the 2 main halls of Lascaux : Lascaux II was born.
More recently, in decembre 2016, a bigger and better replica was open to the public.
It’s the complete replica of the original cave with its 2000 wall paintings left by Cro-Magnon men more than 18 000 years ago (you can see the hole used by Marcel Ravidat to enter the cave).
But more than a copy, Lascaux IV is a brilliant concept which not only faithfully reproduces the original cave paintings, but also offers extensive information about those primitive men, how they painted, hunted, and lived thanks to the use of interactive and digital screens.
After the guided tour of the replica, wander around the “Lascaux Studio” and admire the reproduction of 8 main walls of the cave and learn more about cave art!
Opening hours, entrance fees & practical details: https://www.lascaux.fr/en To Book in advance your ticket (advised): https://goo.gl/WkEcjE Guided tour available in your own language Each visitor gets an interactive digital tablet combined with a camera (you can take up to 20 photos and send them for free to any email address of your choice).
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.
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.