Planning your own trip could be daunting sometimes especially abroad. And you wonder how to pass the time while you’re staying at l’Ancienne Ecole: : what to do, what to see…..?
Of course, you can enjoy the prime location of our manor house and spend your time between the village and the house. But if you’re looking to discover the Dordogne area, here’s a suggested day by day programme to get you started.
Most of our visitors arrive and depart on saturdays but if this is not the case, just adapt the days according to your own holiday period.
And if you need more inspiration, you’re welcome to visit our online magazine where you’ll find different articles about Family Outings, Dordogne Food & Drink, What’s On Near Bergerac and Beaumont du Perigord: Our online magazine
Have a fantastic holiday!
Below, map of the surrounding area with our favorite places and attractions (click on the symbol next to the tittle “Dordogne: What To Do, What To See” to open the legend tab).
Day 1, Your Arrival.
Congratulations! Your holidays start now!
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The Start of your Holidays
Park and enjoy your holidays
The house courtyard with water features
Cool drinks in the shade
Admire our waterlily flowers in the courtyard
Imagine your next BBQ
The pool through carving stone
Your own salt water pool just for you
Your next midnight swim
Discover in the fully equipped kitchen our Welcome Gift
You won't miss your favorite tv program on BBC, ITV...
Your own masterbedroom with ensuite overlooking the pool
Drop your bags in the masterbedroom and get out your holiday essentials
Freshen up after a long day trip
Where you'll have your dinner
Superb view of the pool from the lounge
Take the stairs and discover the 1st floor
Your children feel right at home
Visiting Mrs Murphy 1st floor bathroom
Your eldest has her own room here
To the top floor
Relax in your own space
Visiting Mrs Murphy bathroom 2sd floor
Check your mails in the privacy of your room
Day 2, Sunday
Breakfast in the dining room, Issigeac Market, BBQ, pool and siesta!
Day 3, Monday
Canoeing, picnic, swimming in the Dordogne river, night market, poney rides for our youngest guests
Day 4, Tuesday
Gourmet Tours, cycling along the canal (Bike Rental available)
Day 5, Wednesday
Sarlat and the Japonese Water Garden near Sarlat
Day 6, Thursday
Perigueux, Brantome and the Velorail
Day 7, Friday
Bergerac with a cruise on the river, Monbazillac, Bridoire the Castle of Games and its maze.
Discovering Bergerac Credit Photos Anice Paris
Bergerac Boat Trip
Monbazillac Castle near Bergerac
Bridoire The Castle of Games
l'Ancienne Ecole owner having fun in Bridoire
Bridoire fun for everybody
Bridoire and its new attraction, the Mysterious Valley
Bridoire and the Mysterious Valley Solving clues
Bridoire and its new Mysterious Valley a fantastic labyrinth
Mysterious Valley a fantasticfantastic labyrinth and solve riddles to escape evil and gloomy forest creatures