The Green Perigord (Perigord Vert) is the northern part of the Dordogne department.
Its name describes the landscape perfectly. Hills and rivers to the north-east. A more rolling landscape of limestone rock to the south-west where you find the valley of the river Dronne and the beautiful town of Brantome (the Venice of the Perigord) as well as the prehistoric caves at Villars.
Go further south through the market town of Riberac and you will enter the forest of the Double an attractive woodland and lake area.
Activities can be found to suit all tastes.
Water sports – lots of different water sports on the numerous rivers and lakes in the area, (canoeing and kayak).
Walking – the GR36 passes quite close by to Lagland at Argentine. Stroll through the countryside on the small lanes and footpaths which cross fields of wheat and sunflowers. Stumble across pretty villages and ancient farmhouses tucked away in forgotten corners.
Sunflowers at Lagland (before restoration)
Cycling – there are lots of off road bike tracks for all levels or you can just wander down the country roads and see where you get to. Hardly a car to be seen most days.
Sightseeing – visit the castles, gardens and romanesque churches typical of the region. See guides.
Nature Reserves – the Plateau Argentine is 1km from the property. A designated protected site within the Perigord and Limousin Nature Park. Twenty species of orchids and many other rare flora can be seen on this limestone plateau.
Not far is the peat bog Eco Museum at Vendoire. A rare ancient alkaline peat bog. There is a small restaurant 200 yards from the Museum where you can have lunch or a snack and watch the wildlife that lives in and around the lakes. There is a picnic area as well.