The Surroundings

Lagrenie is surrounded by forest, which is locally known for its great harvest of edible mushrooms, including porcini mushrooms and chanterelles. Roes, buzzards and owls can often be seen and our chickens wander among the ancient stone walls, fruit and walnut trees. You will also find a table tennis table, three bicycles and a trampoline. It is always lovely to come home there after a day of enjoying the sights and activities of the region. And there are many of those: canoeing on the river, cycling to Sarlat on the special piste cyclable, hiking, horse-riding, the famous caves of Padirac, Lascaux or La Roque Saint Christophe in Les Eyzies, and the fortified villages of Domme or Monpazier.

A special attraction is the Saturday market in Sarlat, one of the most beautiful towns in France ( There are villages nearby, and during the summer months there are feasts on long tables in the village square of Groléjac. The famous castles of Castelnaud and Beynac – where Richard Lionheart has been – have been beautifully restored. There are gorgeous gardens to see ( and there are plenty of attractions for children in the area, such as the Parc Reserve Zoölogique in Calviac More information can be found at

There are golf courses 15 as well as 30 minutes away, and there are restaurants of all quality and price ranges. You can take plane trips at the little airport of Domme, which is 15 minutes away, or take a hot air balloon ride from Beynac, where the hot air balloons take off every morning and evening if the weather is good.