The picturesque ‘commune’ of Brantome is located in the Dordogne department of Central France. This popular region is known locally as the Perigord and is famous for its beautiful rivers and scenery, and numerous castles. With plenty to see and do nearby, self catering accommodation in Brantome is perfect for holidaymakers who want to enjoy the French countryside combined with history and culture.
Known as the ‘Venice of the Perigord’, Brantome is a very picturesque town situated on the River Dronne. Stone bridges cross the river at various places and there are several points of interest within the town itself. In terms of shopping, all the amenities you need for your self catering accommodation in Brantome can be found within the town, and be sure to visit the Friday market to stock up on local cheeses and wines. When you prefer to eat out, Brantome has some wonderful bars and restaurants including two that are Michelin rated.
This is a lovely part of France, ideal for enjoying the scenery whether on foot, bicycle or by car. If you can’t bring your bicycle with you, cycle hire is available nearby to your Brantome accommodation. Or enjoy the town from the river, by renting a canoe or going fishing.
The most obvious attraction in Brantome is the huge Abbey, overlooking the river. This abbey dates back originally to the year 769, though it has been rebuilt a number of times since then. Another attraction close to your self catering accommodation in Brantome is the botanical garden, called Jardin Botanique d’Alaije. Open on weekdays, admission is free to the gardens where there are over 800 plant varieties with an interesting focus on ancient and forgotten vegetables!
Further away from your accommodation in Brantome there are plenty more picturesque villages to explore, as well as chateaus, abbeys and prehistoric caves. The town of Perigueux is about half an hour’s drive and has a Roman villa and amphitheatre, and temple remains to see. Or cities like Limoges and Angouleme are within easy reach and also offer many sights.
The variable though quite mild climate, means that holidaymakers can enjoy a visit to self catering accommodation in Brantome at any time of the year. Summers are relatively hot with temperatures in the mid to high 20’s C and winters are quite mild. Rainfall can occur throughout the year, though late autumn and into winter are usually the wettest times.
There are several options for airports for visitors to self catering accommodation in Brantome. Four airports are all roughly the same distance away from the town, so which one you choose will depend upon flight availability and budget. Although a little further away than the others, Bordeaux is one of the larger airports in the area, otherwise Bergerac-Roumaniere Airport welcomes flights from both Ryanair and FlyBe. The newly extended Angouleme-Cognac Airport also has flights from Ryanair, as does Limoges Airport.