Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Bigaroque, Dordogne your home away from home
The small Aquitaine town of Bigaroque is also sometimes known as Coux et Bigaroque. It is an ideal base for enjoying a scenic holiday home, surrounded by small villages as well as chateaux, museums, excellent local restaurants and river attractions.
Things to Do in Bigaroque, Dordogne
The Dordogne offers beautiful scenery and quiet roads making the area around your Bigaroque holiday rental ideal for exploring by car, on foot or by bicycle. The rivers offer great opportunities for fishing, swimming and canoeing and nature lovers will enjoy the plentiful flora and fauna.
The River Dordogne runs through some beautiful scenery, best discovered on a boat trip along the river. Replica 18th century Gabare boats are used for the tranquil trips which pass five of the area's most beautiful castles.
Explore Troglodyte homes
One of the most unusual sights whilst touring the small villages around the Dordogne is the troglodyte cave dwellings, used for centuries as cosy homes. There are several such dwellings built into the cliffs above the village at La Roque Gageac, which make an interesting and unusual attraction to explore.
Places to Visit in Bigaroque, Dordogne
Chateau de Beynac
Just 6km from your Bigaroque holiday rental is the impressive 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 to ensure protection from invaders.
Just 46km east of your holiday home in Coux-et Bigaroque is the delightful old town of Bergerac. Its lovely location on the banks of the Dordogne River and the charming old architecture make it a delightful place to explore. St Jacques Church looks down on the main square, Place Pelissie, with its old fountain. The town has many statues of the Cyrano de Bergerac and is ideal for shopping and dining outdoors.
The market town of Perigueux lies 50km northwest of Coux-et-Bigaroque and a visit is one of the highlights of any stay in the Dordogne. The town is known as the “city of truffles and foie gras” and also produces excellent patés and cured meats. Explore the Roman remains, domed cathedral and the medieval churches in this lovely town.
Weather in Bigaroque, Dordogne
The area of the Dordogne around Bigaroque has hot sunny summer weather with temperatures averaging up to 26°C (79°F) in the summer and pleasant from May through October. The area has 4-7cm rainfall each month with less in June and July.
Travel to Bigaroque, Dordogne
There are several airports within easy reach of holiday rentals in Bigaroque, all served by budget airlines with frequent daily flights. Bergerac (EGC) Airport is 41km from Bigaroque and Bassillac Airport (PGX) at Perigueux is 49 km away.