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Bézenac: In the hearth of Périgord Noir, a tiny village widely scattered on the south side of a hill overlooking the most beautiful part of the Dordogne valley.

Though very close of the highlights of Périgord, the place is peaceful, Bezenac is one step apart from the summer rush.

Bezenac, and generally speaking all of the Perigord, has memories of the past centuries. Les Eyzies de Tayac (15 km) is known as the capital of prehistory. The shelters of Stone, last book of Jean M. Auel, is set around Les Eyzies. There are also several famous painted caves closeby, with many enchanting stone sheds lost in the surrounding woods.

From Bezenac, you can enjoy many walks, both in the wooded hills that form the background or in the valley alongside the river. Several routes are well marked with yellow posts and you can find the map of these trips in the Mairie or the tourist office. You can easily reach the castle of Panassou following a little road like a balcony on the valley, or if you are braver, you can reach the fairytale castle of Beynac by taking the route which passes by the little church of Cazenac.

The River Dordogne is wide and twisting at the bottom of the village and an island is growing in the middle of the meander. From a shady beach, you can swim to it or just enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the coolness of the river. This part of the river is exceptionally quiet, even during main season.

Canoeing is a must. The view you get from the river onto the castles of Castelnau, Beynac or the village of La Roque Gajac are simply stunning. Two canoes-renters are located on Envaux beach, one km from Bézenac.

Near that beach is a tree-climbing park with passages on top of the trees overhanging the Dordogne. Ladders, ropes, nets; kids and teenagers will love it!

For the golfers, the Le Domaine de Rochebois golf course offers 9 holes at Vitrac 15 km away, and the Le Golf de L’Olivarie offers a full 18 holes at Siorac, just 14 km away.

An extraordinary experience is to discover the Dordogne valley from a hot-air-balloon, either early in the morning or at the end of the afternoon, when all winds have calmed down. You can find your pilot, Patrick Bécheau, at the Camping du Garrit camp site in Saint-Cyprien.

Stalactites caves are also exciting to visit and highly appreciated by kids. (Proumeyssac chasm 17 km)

For those that love good food and wine, "this is paradise on earth" to quote France's much loved King Henry IV. In Périgord, eating well is a way of life, as well as a source of pleasure and friendship. The country market at the medieval village of Saint Cyprien (4km) on Sundays will provide all the quality products to realise the famous cuisine périgourdine.

You find also at Saint Cyprien a supermarket, several shops and all the services (doctor, chemist, banks and post office) you might need during your Bezenac holiday.

On the main road, at the bottom of Bézenac, is a very well known cake shop/bakery called Lucco. The walnuts cakes are excellent for breakfast and you can even bring them back home.

You will also find all around the different types of restaurants, from the cheap but excellent repas à la ferme to the three stars table. For example, underneath Beynac castle (4 km), enjoy a meal on the terrasse overhanging the river at Maleville restaurant.

A life long is not enough to explore all the pleasures you can find in a circle of 40 km around Bézenac, if you come only for one week the problem is to make a choice!

Written by Hélène Carcenac- Owner of Property 9675 in Bezenac, France

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                                                                                                      Fantastic luxury holiday venue!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family of eight stayed for a week at Le Hibou. We found it easily by using google maps navigation on our smart phones, this took us directly there (about 40 mins from the airports) We had all the comforts of home that one expects such as premium bed linen, towels, cookware, dinner service, luxury plumbing, plenty of hot water, Full HD TV with smart functions via ChromeCast. Two of the three double bedrooms were en suite and the 3rd is a shower room (there is a separate cloakroom). The mezzanine has a double sofa bed and the lounge a single bed settee. Our hosts were very helpful and informative providing details of local attractions and the practical such as food shopping, markets etc. The kitchen was very well appointed for regularly cooking for eight.... including induction hob, microwave, dishwasher (we used it a lot for our family catering) etc. We used the excellent BBQ area of the every evening for dinner. Unusually for France the Internet service speed provided was not just usable but very fast with strong wifi coverage throughout the property and pool area. As well as Internet access there is a colour printer & scanner that came in very useful for our boarding passes etc. A phone service was also provided that provided free landline calls to Europe, North America, Australia etc. So this is a very good venue for the business traveller on vacation for a family holiday. The swimming pool was a boon for our children and parents. It is very well maintained and has a very nice patio area. The gardens are very well kept, the photographs that we saw do not do it justice, The views are idyllic. The property and its gardens are very quiet being situated next to woods. When it was hot we just closed the power metal shutters to keep the house cool, and it was very effective. Sarlat-la-Canéda and Saint-Cyprien are close by and of course the River Dordogne. We found that there are lots of attractions for all ages. The food and wine here is top notch in the world so eating and drinking was not a problem! There is plenty of parking space for three cars just outside of the triple garage. We had a fantastic time, all too often when we stay somewhere I feel that we have been “nickle & dimed”, not the case with our stay at Le Hibou Heureux! We found very good value flights to Bergerac and Brive airports (we travelled via Brive).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Ideal quiet gite in central location within an easy drive to most of the local towns and villages

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a 6 night stay at Petit Paradis in May and found it clean, tidy and well furnished. it is an ideal location to explore the local villages and towns together with the local caves and chateaus. The Gite is quite new and although attached to the main house, there is plenty of privacy but the Owner is close by and very helpful if you ask her for advice or recommendations. The surrounding area is typical of the Dordogne with picturesque rural villages within easy reach by car. We had a most enjoyable stay and certainly hope to return at some stage in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017