You're Gonna Go Far, Kid!

You're Gonna Go Far, Kid!

I ve talked recently about a great family friendly outdoor activity near Sarlat, the Green Way Path: http://bit.ly/2nKzsqE where you can practice your favorite sport or just go for a gentle stroll. It made me wonder about young children and how far they can walk depending on their age.

According to BougerEnFamille.com, here's what you should expect from a child who is used to walk on regular basis :
3 years: 3 km
4 years: 4 km
5 years: 5 km
6 years: 7 km
8 years: 11 km

Don't forget to make plenty of time for breaks (for children under 12 years: 10 to 15mins every hour) and plan adequally since they reckon you need 50% extra time compared to adults.

Wherever we go, we always carry a First Aid kit and medicine like Arnica Montana 9ch, (homeopathic remedy for bruising) along with some hypoallergenic wipes (handy to clean hands and face) snacks like dried fruit, energy bars and juice boxes for our 9 year old daughter. Always be prepared!

And don't forget, you don't need to walk far for an ice cream if you're staying at l'Ancienne Ecole, our holiday accomodation near Bergerac. We're located right in the middle of an historic village and the square with cafés, restaurants, chemist, banks, shops… is only a few steps away.

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Below, photo of our daughter, Amelia aged 4, chilling out !

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Eggciting Easter

Eggciting Easter

I can't believe it!!!! It's THE time of the year soon, the time where chocolate lovers like me get really a bit carried away…. Easter is coming!!!!

And if you have kids, what better way to celebrate Easter than bringing them to the most popular Egg Hunt in Dordogne: The Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac!

The Gardens of Marqueyssac listed as a National Historical Monument offer more than 6 kilometers of shaded paths, edged with 150 000 hand-pruned boxwoods aged over hundred years.

This is the most visited park in The Dordogne. It offers a great maze for children to hunt for the precious eggs and it overlooks the entire Dordogne Valley offering a spectacular panoramic view.

Also, to entertain your little ones, you can attend numerous free workshops: decorating eggs, making mosaic eggshells and crafting wooden eggs with the wood turner.

Practical info:
Marqueyssac castle and gardens: 24220 Vezac (1h drive from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord)
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2mXaalb
Situation and access: http://bit.ly/2nmXxTF
Date: On Sunday 16th and on Monday 17th of April 2017 in the afternoon.
Easter Egg Hunt is reserved for children only
Mandatory registration (online registration available now by visiting the following page: http://bit.ly/2mUwb4j )

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A Star Is Born: Maxange Cave

A Star Is Born: Maxange Cave

From the World famous cave of Lascaux The Dordogne Valley has some of the most spectacular prehistoric cave art in the world.

I ve written before about some of them but today I d like to talk to you about one of the most recent cave discoveries and unique in the world for the shape of its concretions: Maxange Cave.

In Le Buisson de Cadouin, between Bergerac and Sarlat, the Maxange Cave have been discovered by accident by Angel Caballero while he was working in his quarry in 2000. The site became classified and opened to the public in 2003. With 30 000 visitors per year and 250 meters of illuminated gallery, it is smaller than its "sisters" but nevertheless not to be under estimated. True masterpiece of Mother Nature, it offers the magic of a display of eccentric concretions of 1,50 meters which is unique in the world. Like stars, they gave the cave the name of "Cave of the Stars".

And what makes this visit so unique is the fact that you get to talk to the founder of the cave itself, Angelo Caballero, since he will your guide!

You can catch a glimpse of Maxange Cave on this video: http://bit.ly/2nNqqWG

Location: 18km from L'Ancienne Ecole, our rental in Beaumont du Perigord.
Opening : from April to Nov

For more infos: http://bit.ly/2mPJEKA Facebook: http://bit.ly/2nUzSXOSite

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Another Way To Discover The Night Sky: Astro Cycling

Another Way To Discover The Night Sky: Astro Cycling

The Dordogne valley is a perfect place for cyclists but when you combine this with astronomy what do you get? An astro cycling experience with Liberty Cycle.
Based in Sarlat (1 hour from our rental), this is a relativy new concept: at sunset, head on a secure route out of traffic, equiped like real fireflies (headlamp, bike light and a reflective vest kit.), under the friendly supervision of Guillaume, your guide. This is round trip of 45 minutes to the observation point where your guide will accompany you to discover the night sky. Gaze at the stars and learn everything about constellations, stars ….

More infos: http://bit.ly/2mHcFau

Liberty Cycle is also the perfect place to rent your bikes and your bike kids trailer (huge range of bikes for all ages, electric bikes included) and discover the Dordogne and its treasures under the sun for half a day or full day.
Bonus: You can bring home an unforgettable souvenir since you can shot your own film thanks to a Gopro camera fitted on your helmet!

Here's a video of the daytime tours with Guillaume: https://youtu.be/5TqFOyP0ARU

Contact Details To Book :
Email: guillaume@liberty-cycle.com
Mobile: +33 (0)7 81 24 78 79
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2nUzSXO

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Got kids and don't know how to entertain them during your summer holidays in Dordogne?

Got kids and don't know how to entertain them during your summer holidays in Dordogne?

Don't worry, we're here to help!

On our brand new website (Thanks Alan Egan!), we've rounded up our Top 10 Family Truly Tried & Tested Activities and came up with a suggested programme to entertain the whole family.

So, don't be shy and follow the guide!

Your guide to the best things to do and attractions in Dordogne:
Our Top 10 Must See: http://bit.ly/2jrJt6I
and
Suggested Programme: http://bit.ly/2j57N21

Have a look and let me know your thoughts!

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Special Offers: 20% off on All Bookings + Special Rate for under-occupancy outside the High Season
Deposit: only 10% to secure your next holiday

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Photo: my husband and our daughter on the Velorail (fun guaranteed!)

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