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Castles and restaurants

There is plenty to see and do locally with exciting castles to visit and great places to eat and drink.


Duras (31 kms)

Château des Ducs de Duras is a 12th Century castle open every day in July and August, 10am to 7pm.  There are night-walks and themed events, whispering room and a secret door!  Awarded a Certificate of Excellence on Tripadviser it is well worth a visit, especially on the medieval days when the village puts on a hog-roast, wine-tasting and street entertainers.


Chateau Bridoire (39 kms)

Chateau Bridoire has only recently been opened to the public and is in the preserved vineyards of the Montbazillac estate.  Named the "castle of games" there's great fun to be had dressing up as a knight, trying out archery and outdoor giant chess.  At nightfall characters walk about in medieval dress and the castle is illuminated, with a lovely boutique and deli to purchase food and drink.





castle in Duras France
market square Eymet in Dordogne
knights at Bridoire

Eating out


If you fancy a change from relaxing on the terrace and having a barbecue by the pool there are lots of lovely local restaurants which are suitable for families and resonabaly priced.


In Eymet (29 kms) you can sit in the bastide square and enjoy a wide choice, but our favourite was the Italian Pizzeria in Place des Arcades, which serves beautiful Italian food, lovely pizzas in a perfect setting.


Another great restaurant is L'Air du Temps at Puymiclan (9 kms) (05 53 79 15 50) which does take-away pizzas.


Popular with the locals and advisible to book is Hotel le Vieux Porche at Seyches (05 53 83 60 11) - closed Fridays and Saturdays  - great value at 12E for 4 courses including wine.






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