Sports & Leisure
Hikes, mountain bike circuits and horse-riding will give you the opportunity to discover the ever-changing landscapes of the Dordogne and the Lot-et-Garonne. More than 375 circuits are available.
Many maps are at your disposal at Le Jeanquet.
The hiking circuit ‘Bastide Royale » is 500m from La Bergerie at Le Jeanquet and starts from the delightful Parisot chapel.
Fishing in the Dropt and numerous small lakes (3kms).
Canoeing and kayaking on the Dordogne and the Vézère (narrower and wilder) provide a wonderful day-out for the whole family: swimming, picnics, and unexpected views of the many castles in the valley.
Scow (flat-bottomed barge) tours on the Dordogne.
Rock climbing and speleology in the Gavaudun area (20 min) with the association “Nature évasion”.
Accro’branches in the Parc’en ciel (20 min): tree climbing activities suitable for all age groups - from 7 to 77. Ideal for those who want to combine nature, and entertainment for all the family.
At Villeréal: bike-rental and tennis courts available.
Golf: an 18 hole course at Castelnaud (30 min).
The farm of the Chaudron Magique: a place to learn and and have fun.. Many local tourist sites (castles, caves…) provide creative workshops for kids.
Wine and Food
Duck foie gras, confit and magret at the Grangeneuve farm at Villeréal (1 km)
Wines: Monbazillac, Bergerac and Pécharmant vineyards (30 min). Also worth a visit: the village of Saint Emilion and its prestigious wines. And of course, all the private châteaux in the Bordeaux area, where you can taste and buy bottles of wine (75 min).
Did you know?
- There is a theatre festival in Bonaguil in early July
- Medieval village festivals take place in most of the neighbouring “bastides”, all summer long.
- Ripailhous: guided tours round the farm. Traditional lunch.