“We were delighted to live in this new, well equiped holiday home in the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne. Although we did not meet Rory and Serge till after our exchanges took place, they were very easy to communicate with on line and had arranged for us to be warmly welcomed by their near neighbours there, Pierre and Véronique. The Dordogne speaks for itself but we particularly enjoyed lunch high up and overlooking the river at Domme, a little boat ride near La Roque Gageac and the nearby gardens of Marqueyssac. Castles and caves abound. Lunch by the smaller river at St Léon-sur-Vézère was a lovely conclusion to our visit. Obviously a car was necessary and we found Sarlat just 13 ks away suitable for shopping. Tamniès, their little village, was about 3 ks form ‘La Cougerie’ and did not have shops but did have a good restaurant and a picturesque church. We also enjoyed walking the back roads of this lovely area looking at the farms, the stone buildings, the forests and even managed to spot wild deer. For Australians all seems so different from our own landscapes. But Serge’s roses made me feel at home and made me realise that while our world is diverse our experience is similar. Many thanks, Rory and Serge. Jenny ”
Rory And Serge's reviewsAs a host (2)
“We have been so fortunate to have established a great friendship with Serge & Rory through our exchange in Sarlat. Their beautiful stone cottage "La Cougerie" is located in the little country hamlet of Tamnies about a 10 minute drive from Sarlat. It was such a great base to explore the amazing pre-historic sites that abound along this stretch of the Dordogne River. We also explored castles, chateaus, charming villages and had two sublime canoe trips along the Dordogne. If you are very lucky Serge and Rory may be in residence in the cottage next door...and Serge, a wonderful French chef may even invite you in for a meal.”
Where is it?
La Cougerie is a renovated farm property located in the heart of Périgord Noir ~ the Dordogne Region’s truffle and pâté country. It sits high above the Vézère River Valley, with splendid views of the countryside. Just minutes away from the Lascaux Caves in Montignac, the Cro-Magnon dwellings at les Eyzies de Tayac, Josephine Baker's castle,and the medieval town of Sarlat – capital of Périgord Noir – la Cougerie is an ideal home base for exploring the region, whether by car, on foot, or by canoe. We are also only two kilometers from the commune of Tamniès, which has its own lake, offering picnic space, swimming, and fishing.
The Dordogne offers a multitude of cultural events, including outdoor theater, concerts in the church, and sidewalk jazz. There are open-air markets to see almost every day of the week in neighboring towns. Or you can just sit on the terrace at la Cougerie simply enjoying the panoramic view of the countryside.
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