A fortified village built on a plateau with panoramic views overlooking the heart of the ‘Perigord Noir’. You could easily spend a week painting in this beautiful place! There’s something for everyone!
Another village that is regularly awarded top 3 status as one of the most beautiful villages in France. This linear village is relatively flat and easy on the knees. Secret gardens, a dominant Chateau and fun boat rides!
One of the larger towns of the Perigord, Sarlat has an excellent market full of local produce. It is one of the most popular locations for filming movies due to it’s perfectly preserved medieval feel!
Situated in an area where the natural rock is red, which contrasts the surrounding white limestone… A unique site hidden in the foothills of the mountains. Always near the top of our list of places to visit!
For those of you who are interested, we have multiple caves to visit, which are often combined with another village i.e. Domme has a beautiful cave to visit, so does Rocamadour and Gourdon. It’s an excellent option to have.
2 fortified Villages within 3 miles of each other in the flatter area of the Perigord. Rich in history, they both provide some beautiful shaded areas to paint en plein air.
Famous for its AOP wine, Cahors is situated in a peninsula of the river Lot. Surrounded on 3 sides by water and the 4th by a strong medieval wall. It provided safety for its citizens. The bridge has an incredible story.
This isn’t just your regular water mill. It has been functional since the 11th century and uses an innovative method for defending itself against hungry peasants and foreign invasions!
On the road to Sarlat la Canèda, we have the opportunity to stop off at Les Jardins d’Eau (Water Gardens). For those of you who love painting water, flowers and fish, you’ll seriously enjoy yourselves here!
The home of Josephine Baker! In my opinion, this is the most well-kept chateau in the Perigord. Gorgeous gardens, a beautiful lake, birds of prey and to top it all off, the Chateau is a museum dedicated to Josephine Baker