The charming historic commune of Mauzens et Miremont in the Perigord Noir is a wonderful place to enjoy a self catering holiday rental and explore the surrounding area of the Dordogne. Surrounded by green hills, the commune has just 327 residents but is within easy reach of towns such as Bergerac and Perigueux for groceries, restaurants and other essentials.
The Dordogne offers beautiful scenery and quiet roads making Mauzens et Miremont the perfect base for exploring the area by car, on foot or by bicycle. The rivers offer great opportunities for fishing, swimming and canoeing and nature lovers will discover plentiful flora and fauna.
Take a boat trip down the River Dordogne which runs through some beautiful scenery. Replica 18th century Gabare boats are used for the romantic trips which pass five of the area's most beautiful castles.
Visit the Museums
The area around your holiday rental in Mauzens et Miremont is rich in prehistory. Many of the archaeological discoveries are now on display in the National Museum of Prehistory just 7 miles away. It has stone and bone tools from the Paleolithic era and many other prehistoric finds providing a fascinating day out.
The market town of Perigueux lies 20km from your Dordogne holiday villa and is known as the city of truffles and foie gras. Visitors can explore the Roman ruins and medieval churches in the town before dining in style in one of the local restaurants.
The world famous cave paintings at Lascaux are an interesting day out just 20km from your holiday home in Mauzens. Other cave drawings dating back 30,000 years, along with prehistoric skeletons, can also be visited at the small market town of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac.
Chateau de Beynac
One of the highlights to visit in the area is the imposing chateau at Neynac-et-Cazenac. The castle was built in the 12th century by one of the powerful barons of Perigord and used the steep cliffs of the valley, crenellated walls and moats for defense.
The weather at your Mauzens et Miremont holiday rental is warm and sunny in the summer with temperatures averaging 26°C (79°F). The area has 4-7cm monthly rainfall throughout the year. Winters are cool but generally remain above freezing.
Your holiday home at Mauzens et Miremont is the Bergerac (EGC) Airport which is a 36km drive away. Other airports include Limoges (LIG) Airport 98km away and all have regular budget flights from all over the UK and Europe.