The charming little village of Tremolat lies on a wide meander of the Dordogne River. Set among the vineyards and pre-historic sites of Perigord Noir, Tremolat is a wonderfully hospitable village, which could not be anywhere but the heart of the French countryside.
There are some notable sights to explore in the village of Tremolat, France. The dramatic church tower of St Nicholas’ Church and the quaint St Hilaire’s Church are both worth visiting, but it is the 17th century gabare boats on the Tremolat Lake which are of most interest to most visitors. There are some lovely boat trips to be enjoyed on these old boats too. The River Dordogne is a fantastic fishing river, and sitting on the banks, soaking in the atmosphere, scenery and sun cannot be beaten. The banks of the Dordogne in the Tremolat region are easily accessible on foot, allowing visitors to Tremolat accommodation wonderful days of walking along the banks with a fishing rod. Fishing permits for the Dordogne are easily obtained from the town hall and many local tabacs. The vineyard adorned Dordogne Valley is also a fine walking, mountain biking and horse riding area, with blissful trails running along the banks of the river, as well as into the woodland covered hills that surround the village. Perigord Noir is known for its peaceful walking routes through timeless vineyards, medieval villages and beautiful woodlands, and the number of exquisitely ornate yet imposing chateau that adorn the hilltops make it one of the finest places to walk in peace. The slightly more traditional events of the Easter fete and second hand fairs on the third Sunday of each month are both great fun to get involved with.
The staggering village of Domme, or the ‘Acropolis of the Perigord’, is an amazing village to explore, filled with remarkable buildings built along the cliffs of a large limestone plateau in the Dordogne countryside. Taking the time to visit Dromme from Tremolat accommodation is well worth it, even if you only have time to sit in one of their restaurants taking in the scenery from your table.
The summer sees temperatures reaching an average of 30°C, with daily peaks in the mid 30’s daily from June until late September. The river beaches of the Dordogne are impossible to ignore during the summer months, and in autumn, the grape harvest comes in and the mild weather means autumn is a fantastic time to visit a self catering Tremolat property.
Bergerac Airport (EGC) is the closest to a self catering Tremolat holiday rental. Bergerac is served directly from the UK with flights arriving from Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS) and Southampton (SOU). There are a good choice of airlines providing services too, including British Airways, easyJet and Flybe. Hire car facilities are available from the airport and it is advised that you take a hire car whilst staying in Tremolat accommodation.