The area is famous for its beef herds, the lush fields provide all year round grazing for the Limousine cattle, often referred to as "boeuf rouge", due to their rusty red coats.
The village of St. Mathieu is home to a picturesque leisure lake, great for walking and fishing. In peak summer there is a snack bar and supervised swimming off the beach.
The medieval cities of Périgueux and Angoulême are also under an hour away.
Brantôme, forty minutes south, is known as the Venice of the Périgord, as it is surrounded by water with a magnificent centrepiece abbey overlooking the weir on the river Dronne. C
Cognac, whose fame needs no explanation, is about an hour and a half away.
Unlock the sights, sounds and tastes of the local markets, the largest being the Wednesday morning market at Piégut, only fifteen minutes away by car.