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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Payrac, France your home away from home

This village in the Lot department of the south-western France is ideal for anyone looking for a mix of historical discovery and the tranquil embrace of nature. It was an important town at the height of Roman occupation and still contains reminders of this era in the form of stunning monuments. The lush countryside surrounding this locale will capture the hearts of nature lovers and avid hikers. Among the quiet places of accommodation available to holidaymakers here are charming cottages and traditional stone gîtes.

Things to do on holiday to Payrac, France

Strolling through the cobbled streets of this town while admiring the ancient architecture of the houses and the monuments that tower over it is the best way to spend time in Payrac. On exiting the town visitors will be met by a sprawling green countryside dotted by lavish châteaux. Those who are into horses can make their way to the Ferme Equestre des Roques. Here they will ride through beautiful countryside on well trained horses. Even those who have never ridden before will soon be enjoying themselves, led by very able instructors. Wining and dining in Payrac is also quite an experience as the cuisine is exceptional and surprisingly well-priced. Speaking of food, visitors will want to participate in the weekly farmers’ market. Apart from being able to buy a variety of fresh foods at bargain prices, they’ll get the chance to rub shoulders with warm locals.

Places to visit on holiday to Payrac, France

Only seven kilometres from Payrac is the town of Gourdon which is set on a hill. The view from the top of Gourdon is simply amazing and from there visitors will be able to pinpoint a number of monuments, mostly consisting of ancient churches. Visiting the Church of Notre Dame des Cordeliers is a particular treat as this uniquely structured edifice was built in the 13th century. St. Pierre’s church, built in the 15th century, dominates the Gourdon skyline. There are many other interesting sites visitors will find as they meander through this town’s little streets, interspersed by medieval houses.

Weather in Payrac, France

Payrac exhibits moderate weather that is characterised by relatively mild winters and warm, not scorching-hot climate during summer. Between November and February temperatures drop from highs of 13 to 10°C and then rise to 12°C as spring approaches. By the time summer is in full swing temperatures average about 28°C. The area does not experience much rainfall but it falls fairly consistently throughout the year, averaging between 50 and 75°C every month.

Travel to Payrac, France

There is a small airport in the neighbouring Dordogne department called Périgueux-Bassillac which serves the local Twin Jet airline. What most travellers do is fly into Paris by international carrier such as KLM or Air France and then get a Twin Jet flight from the Orly Field airport to Dordogne. This airport is about 42 miles from Payrac. To cover this distance tourists can either grab a taxi or hire a vehicle from rental car giant Avis.

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                                                                                                      Total relaxation in a stunning location

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                                                                                                      We stayed in this lovely gite from 17-24 September 2016. The accommodation had everything we needed including an extremely well-equipped kitchen, a modern bathroom with an excellent shower, a big comfy bed and places to sit and relax while reading or watching TV. The balcony with its far reaching wonderful views of the beautiful Dordogne countryside is the perfect place to sit at any time of the day, watching the air balloons go by, eating, drinking, watching the sun go down, enjoying the peace and quiet, and just feeling total deep-down relaxation take hold of you. It was a real pleasure for us to meet Vincent and Maria who could not have been more helpful and friendly. On their recommendation we went to the brilliant Sunday market at St Cyprien and as we drove there it seemed every car in the area was heading in that direction. We can definitely recommend the lasagne we bought there! We visited Montpazier, a 13th century bastide town founded by Edward I, we went to Domme and Sarlat and climbed up to the castle at Beynac, and also explored the little church in St Cybranet. The weather and the views were wonderful wherever we went, and on our last day we bought delicious pastries from the patisserie in Castelnaud and walked by the river in the still warm sunshine. A week is not long enough to explore everything this area has to offer, we were extremely sad to leave, and we would definitely like to stay here again. Thank you Vincent and Maria for a wonderful week. Anne and Ken, Yorkshire
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Highly recommended

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                                                                                                      1. Beautiful location with great views 2. Great to be close to the village (small and sleepy but with good market, 2 bakeries, butcher/traiteur, restaurant, bars...) 3. House is very comfortable and just about the best equipped we have ever stayed in 4. Hosts are terrific and gave us some excellent recommendations, perfectly tailored to our interests 5. Close to so many stunning places to visit (Sarlat, Roque-Gageac, Domme) that as week just won't be long enough 6. Lots of good walks close by - also well signed cycle routes and quiet, safe roads 7. But also perfect for doing nothing, sitting by the pool in the sunshine with a pastis listening to birdsong or curling up in front of the woodburner with a book 8. For foodlovers, the place is paradise with inspiring markets to buy local, seasonal food; a well equipped kitchen to prepare it and a choice of indoor and outdoor dining space to enjoy leisurely meals 9. For a break from cooking there are lots of good restaurants - not least the Auberge in the village - four courses for under 13 euros (including soup which came in a tureen not just a bowl, similarly the cheese course was presented in whole pieces to cut off as much as liked and wine included) 10. At the end of the day, beds of deep comfort - we slept for hours in peace
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      The property is beautifully situated at the edge of the village of Martel.

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                                                                                                      The gite has everything you'll need to enjoy your stay. A car is a necessity as there is no transit in the village, and you will want to tour the nearby villages of Carennac and Rocamadour. Madame Diane is a gracious host.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016