Plant and Bird lovers
The protected nature site at Argentine is part of the Perigord and Limousin Natural Park. Why not take a stroll up to the limestone plateau, (20mins), and listen to skylarks and nightingales singing.There is a signposted walk which points out different features of the plateau including rare orchids, old quarry caves, the elusive green lizard and an old ruined chateau which has a legend of its own!
Other sites of interest include the ancient peat bogs at Tourbieres with the Eco museum and the wild orchid garden Limadore at Cercles.
Lots of different gardens to visit.
Wild or formal its your choice. I like the little medieval garden at Dignac with all the herbs and medicinal plants of yesteryear. Information on gardens in the area will be available in the property.
Outdoor Pursuits, Perigord/Limousin Regional Nature Park.
Discover a range of walking, horse riding and cycling trails through this unspoilt rural area. There are lakes for fishing and swimming and the Park also organises activities for young families such as bird-watching, and workshops on chestnuts and apples. Ask at local tourist offices for programmes. Within the area, traditional arts and crafts have been revitalised. Watch ‘feuillardiers’ (chestnut woodworkers) now making modern garden furniture.
Nature parks – spend the day relaxing by the many lakes and woodland parks in the area such as the Lakes at Jemaye and St Estephe.