Nestled in the heart of the Dordogne valley, Groléjac is a picturesque French village that has spectacular views across the valley. The quaint farmhouses are made of gold-yellow natural brick and give visitors a taste of an authentic, rural French lifestyle. Surrounded by the wooded hills, medieval villages and tranquil countryside of southwest France, Groléjac villas are ideally located for a relaxing getaway.
The small village of Groléjac allows tourists to rediscover the pleasure of leisurely strolls along old village streets, and quiet country lanes. There are also 10 miles of excellent cycle paths and horse riding trails in the valley around the village. Nearby is the large Groléjac Lake with a sandy shore where visitors can swim, kayak or picnic. You can also hire canoes on the banks of the Dordogne River.
The rich history of Groléjac and the surrounding area has left interesting historic attractions such as castles, caves and stone huts. The caves at Lasceaux have fascinating prehistoric paintings. There are also caves at Font-de-Gaume, les Combarelles and the Grand Roc. Castles worth visiting including Beynac, Castelnaud, which has a large collection of armour and weaponry and the fairytale castle at Montford.
Throughout the year there are colourful festivals and celebrations. Tourists who visit self-catering villas in Groléjac during summer can enjoy the Féstival du Perigord Noir, which is celebrated in villages across the region, as well as the Montignac music festival.
Groléjac is a great base from which to explore the tranquil medieval towns and villages in Perigord Noir. The historic city of Sarlat, with honey-coloured buildings, medieval towers and vibrant atmosphere, makes an excellent day trip.
Just to the south of Groléjac accommodation is the lovely market town of Gourdon, or you can visit the peaceful town of Domme, which has stunning views over the winding Dordogne River. There is also La Roque Gageac, nestled in the cliffs nearby, where there are some of the most beautiful chateaux in the region.
Further away is the town of Périgueux with it’s impressive cathedral, and the bustling city of Bordeaux. You can enjoy the city’s outstanding architecture by visiting attractions such as the Place de la Bourse, the Saint-André Cathedral as well as numerous museums and galleries. The day trip is a must for anybody renting a holiday home in Groléjac.
The climate of Groléjac is typical of the region. Summers are warm and perfect for outdoor activities. Winters cold with snowfall. Regardless of the time of year, holiday homes in Perigord Noir retain their charm and beauty.
Visitors to Groléjac accommodation can arrive by plane or by train. The closest international airport is at Bergerac (EGC), 85km away. easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights to Bergerac from various airports in the UK, including Stansted, Luton, Liverpool and Bristol. There are also airports in Bordeaux (BOD) and Toulouse (TLS), both of which are about 2 hours away. The closest TGV station is at Bordeaux, and from there visitors can take a connecting train to Périgueux station.