Dordogne France vacation chateau — Chateau de Redon is a beautiful example of a classic French chateau. Set in attractive private grounds with views over vineyards and countryside, and with a particularly large heated pool, this thoughtfully refurbished property makes an excellent base for a holiday in the Dordogne. Internally, the highly appealing contemporary-style decor creates a relaxing atmosphere. The location is also ideal, since it is only ten minutes' drive from Tourtoirac. Here you will find local shops and a restaurant, as well as some nice picnic spots along the banks of the Auvezere river. The village is famous for its 1000-year-old abbey and also for its amazing caves, which opened to the public in 2010. The larger town of Hautefort is also just a ten-minute drive from the chateau, and here you will find more restaurants, a baker, a butcher, various shops, a supermarket and pavement cafes… there is also a small market on Wednesday mornings. Don't miss a visit to the imposing chateau and its beautiful gardens, a UNESCO world heritage site.
For days out, the world-famous Lascaux II caves are only half an hour away, and the fascinating Grottes de Villars about an hour. You can reach Sarlat with its atmospheric medieval centre in under an hour, and several of the most attractive towns and villages along the river Dordogne would also make good days out. One of France's ”most beautiful villages“ — St Leon sur Vezere — is not far either. If you appreciate history, chateaux, prehistoric painted caves with stunning rock formations, natural beauty, great cuisine and authentic rural France, you will find it all here in the Perigord Noir region.
Hautefort 10 minutes, Tourtoirac 10 mins, Lascaux II caves 25 mins, St Leon sur Vezere 35 mins, Perigueux 40 mins, Sarlat 50 mins, Grottes de Villars caves, Brantome & Limoges just over1 hour. Nearest airports at Bergerac (1 hr 10), Limoges (1 hr 20), Bordeaux (1 hr 50). Tennis at Terrasson-Lavilledieu 13 miles. Horse-riding, cycling, canoeing/kayaking, hot air balloon rides, aqua parks, dinosaur park, golf & fishing available in the area.