Lionheart House, Dordogne.

Local area

The local area is rural and is made up of rolling hills of the Dordogne with beautiful rivers, forests and chateaux. The house is in a small hamlet close to Thivers. Here is a large outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Near to Thiviers is a Plan D'eau..... this consists of a lake with white sand beach for swimming and lifeguard facilities. It has free access and good parking. There are also table tennis tables, volley ball court, cafe and childrens playground together with lots of shade.

Northern Dordogne, and Thiviers especially, is a centre of Gastronomy for all France. There are many fantastic restaurants with excellent food at reasonable prices in most larger local villages. Try the St. Jean Hotel in the elegant village of St. Jean de Cole. If you prefer to cook yourself, there are 4 supermarkets in Thiviers and markets on Tuesday and Saturday as well as smaller shops such as boulangeries and charcuteries. The regional centre is Perigueux which is a 30 minute drive from Le Presbytere. It is a university city and has elegant boulevards, buildings and shops.

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The local swimming lake. The Plan D'eau cafe area. The sandy lake beach.

Thiviers... the local town. The town centre. The Thivers pool.

Thiviers... the local town. Local vines. Pierrefiche church interior.