One of the best things to do is to keep an eye out for posters advertising local events – they can be fantastic fun for everyone and are very family friendly. The tourist office in Beaumont will have details and they speak English.

There are many opportunities to hire a canoe along the River Dordogne – an ideal and fun way to see the beautiful rock faces and lush countryside, as well as the amazing chateaux! You can hire them for as little as an hour or a full day depending on your requirements.  There are beaches along the way to stop and swim or moor up at one of the towns to have some lunch.

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Parc en Ciel – or ‘sky park’ is situated just south of Biron. It boasts a network of tree walks, zip wires and obstacle courses for all ages and abilities. There is supervised help if needed and is a must for anyone needing some adrenalin! There is no limit as to how many times you go on the courses – it is charged per session which is usually 2-3 hours. There is also a pool and crazy golf for the less adventurous.

Vineyards – The area is full of vineyards which offer wine tasting – Montbazillac is the famous one near Bergerac, plus many more varying in sizes and facilities for tourists. Chateau Jaubertie is a particular favourite of ours. St. Emilion is a little over an hour away and is well worth a visit. You’ll be amazed how different a wine can taste in the space of a few miles!

Bergerac offers all the usual activities such as bowling and go Karting and is great for a wander round the shops. In particular, the old quarter and covered market is a lovely area for a wander.