HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Bezenac also enquired about cottages in Sarlat, holiday homes in St Cyprien and villas in Tremolat

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

Favorite
    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (14 reviews)
    avg/night
    14
    Favorite
      avg/night
      0
      Favorite
        avg/night
        3
        Favorite
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (10 reviews)
          avg/night
          10
          Favorite
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (6 reviews)
            avg/night
            6
            Favorite
              avg/night
              0
              Favorite
                avg/night
                4
                Favorite
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  3
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    2
                    Favorite
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (7 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      7
                      Favorite
                        avg/night
                        0
                        Favorite
                          avg/night
                          1
                          Favorite
                            avg/night
                            1
                            Favorite
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (6 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              6
                              Favorite
                                avg/night
                                2
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  avg/night
                                  1
                                  Favorite
                                    avg/night
                                    0
                                    Favorite
                                      avg/night
                                      0
                                      Favorite
                                        avg/night
                                        1
                                        Favorite
                                          avg/night
                                          1
                                          Favorite
                                            avg/night
                                            0
                                            Favorite
                                              avg/night
                                              0
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Good! 3.8/5
                                                (5 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                5
                                                Favorite
                                                  Viewed 167 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (97 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  97
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (90 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    90
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      7
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (36 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        36
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (25 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          25
                                                          Favorite
                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (17 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            17
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (16 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              16
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                8
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  14
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (30 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    30
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (58 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      58
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        4
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (18 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          18
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            4
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              12
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (37 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                37
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (21 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  21
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (25 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      25
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        18
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (20 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              20
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (13 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                13
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (27 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  27
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (31 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      31

                                                                                                      Bézenac Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great location, ideally placed for touring (or relaxing!)

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely spot and great care taken by Dave and Mandy. Accommodation was to a good standard. Reassuring to have the owners on site ( next door). Great pool and sitting/ lounging area. I can definitely recommend Les Charmes.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      One of the most amazing places to stay.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is our second stay at the wonderful Butterfly Cottage and again we didn't want to leave! On arrival there is a warm welcome from Linda and George the amazing hosts. Well the facilities, what can I say, we have been to some wonderful places but the cleanliness and comforts in this cottage are second to none. As soon as you walk through the door you feel relaxed and at home. The outside space gives you everything you could wish for ... peace, relaxation and privacy but the wonderful thing is that Linda is always there if you ever need any help or advice on were to go for days out. There are so many lovely places to visit within a vey close proximity. I would thoroughly recommend staying at this beautiful cottage and we love it so much we have booked again for two weeks next year. Thankyou Linda, George and Roosevelt for being such fantastic hosts
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017