Areas and activity's
Bordeaux ,the big city on the Gironde estuary, has excellent museums, lively nightlife and beaches close by. Wide avenues, neoclassical architecture and well-tended parks all give the city a certain 18th-century grandeur. 80km from Guibert, with airport links and regular daily flights, taking 1hr 15 mins to drive to Guibert from airport via underused motorway to the Sourzac exit. see travel
Perigueux - a myriad of ancient narrow streets with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes forming the capital of the Perigord. The medieval part of the town comes alive on Wednesdays and Saturdays when local artisans display their first-class produce including assorted cured meats, truffles, foie-gras and pies or 'pates de Perigueux'. La Cité, once a pivotal Gallo-Roman site of Vesunna, the Roman amphitheatre and the 12th century Eglise St-Etienne are worth a foray.
Mussidan - 7km for Guibert with essential supermarkets, restaurants, bars. Visit the town's market for fabulous local vegetables, cheeses, wine etc. The local train station provides a 4.5 hr link to/from Paris or Lille and Eurostar to London.
Bergerac - 18km - A 20 mins cross country drive, the main area of the town, sits on the banks of the river Dordogne. Its quaint cobbled quay, once used for loading wine casks onto sailing barques for their journey downstream to Bordeaux, and the beautiful narrow streets and ancient houses behind are a must see. Good shopping, one of the best restaurants of the region L’Imparfait and the vineyards of the Bergerac area providing both excellent white and red and the well-known sweet desert wine of Monbazillac, akin to Sauterne.
Home first to prehistoric man and later to the Gauls, Romans, Franks, each of whom left the stamp of their respective civilisations, Périgord is divided in two by the river Dordogne, which formed the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War and which gave its name to the Department of the Dordogne after the French Revolution.
Along its banks are a thousand and one castles/chateaus steeped in legend, witness to centuries of conquests and intermixing cultures.
Today Périgord's rich and varied heritage has been faithfully preserved and is here for you to discover. Come and find a past that continues to live on in the present day Périgord, whether in its landscape sculpted by history, in its renowned culinary tradition or in the many cultural and sporting activities that will help make your visit unforgettable.