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St Ju – The traditional Dordogne

A very popular destination with the French holidaymakers, due to its geographical location and range of historical attractions together with the river Dordogne, it remains an unspoilt French village that has escaped the fate of dusty dry empty streets of many other rural villages.

Known to the locals as St Ju, which is also the name of the Tabac/bar/pizza house, St Julien de Lampon is a typical French village with a difference; it has facilities! And life! It has two small general stores, one selling car fuel even on Sunday morning, a bank with a cash point, a pharmacy, butcher and of course the mandatory boulangerie (baker) who provides good quality bread which does not have to be soaked in soup before being ingested, and delicious patisseries. Old world and quaint St Ju has, to date, managed to survive the ravages of time and the exorable march of the modern superstore, the nearest large one with fuel being approx 12kilometres. Even at this distance it tempts some locals to buy just enough fuel at the local store to drive there.

There is no doubt that St Ju is centre of attraction for quite a large geographical area but Thursday morning is market day when the village really comes to life. The car park fills up with stalls offering local produce and regional specialities. In summer visitors staying at the two campsites either side of the river bridge a mere 750meters from the village, mingle with the locals buying provisions from the market stalls and the shops. The market closes at noon when a large percentage of people congregate at the St Ju Tabac to participate in the wonderful French custom of a leisurely lunch. There can be quite large numbers of people and the entrepreneurial owner of the tabac who also brings in weekend musical entertainment during the peak weeks, has struck a deal with the church opposite to use some of their hard paved area for tables and chairs. The number of languages being spoken is quite fascinating and many Brits not fluent in French can frequently be heard being helped by friendly Dutch and French customers.

However cosmopolitan the collection of people maybe, the village is truly French and could never be described as a tourist trap, with very few concessions to foreign demands of fast service and impatience, it is not unusual for a local farmer to park his tractor and trailer in front of the boulangerie while getting bread, and possibly having a chat with a friend.

Written by Alan Fowle – Owner of Property 89714 in St Julien de Lampon, France

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 4 BR
    • 4 BA
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          House #6314278
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Thank you Linda and George!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I have stayed in gites and cottages many times, but both agreed that our stay at Butterfly cottage was the best of all! Perigord is a wonderful place to visit, of course, and the cottage was ideally placed to enjoy it without having to drive too far. Linda and George were marvellous hosts, and nothing was too much trouble....when I unpacked my case after the holiday, it was full of Linda's hand written direction sheets! Thank you both for making such a huge effort to assure we enjoyed our stay! Thanks too to Dimitri for cooking us a wonderful meal in the cottage one evening...it was memorable!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great stay in the Dordogne.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked the house for 7 adults and needed the bedroom and bathroom space to accommodate everyone. The house is laid out over three floors. Some of the bed arrangements are bunks or singles so be prepared if you have a lot of adults- someone may need to be on top bunk! There are some low beams here and there on the upper floor but this is to be expected in this type of property- all part of the character.The pool was an added bonus and we paid for the heating to be on given the time of year. The house is situated just a short stroll (less than 5 minutes) into the village centre which has all of the essential shops you need- excellent butchers, a bakery (that made a small fortune from us!), small general store, chemist, as well as a cash machine and a bar come cafe/ restaurant come pizza takeaway. We ate in there on one night and the pizzas were very good- and large! The centre of the village was being totally resurfaced while we were there so we couldn't sit out by the church which is where the cafe tables usually are. St Julien is situated between Sarlat (great market on Saturday) and Souillac and both were within an easy drive. There is a supermarket at Souillac which is about a 10-15 minute drive away open until 7pm and even on a Sunday morning 9-12ish. As we went in early April we didn't really know what the weather would be like. It turned out to be fantastic. The nights were a little cold and we had a day or so until the house warmed up as we were probably the first guests for a while given it's the start of the season. There is central heating and once it was up to speed it was fine. Not an issue later in the year of course. The house is surrounded by a good amount of garden and is fully enclosed and private. The overall location is excellent for transport links, Souillac is on the motorway, the A20 and the new airport at Brive La Gaillarde has Ryan Air flights twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday. It is only a 25-30 minute drive from the house. Likewise there is a train link into Paris (Gare d'Austerlitz) from Souillac although the journey is 4 hours and 30 mins it only makes about 4 stops. We used all three methods of transport so had a truly planes, trains and automobiles time! Our thanks to the owners who were always quick with any communication and for letting us use their property (and booking us 'mid week to mid week') as well as ensuring the weather was good to us- what more can you ask!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017