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A holiday rental in Périgord Pourpre for an unforgettable stay

Updated: Jan 9

The Périgord Pourpre is an increasingly popular destination for the French. It's a region full of surprises, unique landscapes and activities of all kinds... So come and spend your holidays in an unusual rental in the heart of the famous Purple Périgord!

Photo d'une balade en montgolfière en Dordogne

We know all there is to know about the Périgord Pourpre. We know it's the ideal region for an unforgettable holiday. So here's why we think you should visit the Purple Perigord for your next holiday and stay at Castelwood.

Why choose Périgord Pourpre for your holiday?

Of the 4 types of Périgord - red, white, green and black - the Black is the most popular, yet the Purple has nothing to envy it. So, if you haven't heard of it yet, it's time to set sail for this beautiful region of France, located in the Dordogne.

The Périgord Pourpre is the part of the Périgord where most of the Dordogne's vineyards are concentrated. That's why the colour red suits it so well, referring to the wine and the sparse vineyards. But in the Périgord Pourpre, you won't just find vineyards: our region offers a great diversity of landscapes and architecture, as well as a rich historical heritage.

Which towns to visit in the Périgord Pourpre?

Any good visit to the Périgord Pourpre includes a visit to the town of Bergerac. This beautiful town is a major tourist attraction. Rich in history, it is a delight to visit: you can follow in the footsteps of Cyrano de Bergerac through streets full of charm.

Many other towns, each as charming as the next, await you in the Périgord Pourpre. Enjoy the vineyards of Monbazillac and its historic château. This is a great place for hiking and cycling. You can also visit the impressive bastides of Monpazier, Beaumont du Périgord and Eymet. As well as being bastides, these are charming towns, full of life and architecture typical of the Périgord region. We guarantee you'll enjoy discovering these places steeped in history!

What activities can you do in the Périgord Pourpre, just a stone's throw from your holiday rental?

As well as the various towns and villages that are the pride of the Périgord Pourpre, there are plenty of activities available near your holiday rental in Castelwood. Here, our holiday village recommends a few not-to-be-missed activities to help you discover the Périgord Pourpre from a different angle, but also to let your mind wander.

An unusual walk to discover the Périgord Pourpre

In Bergerac, let yourself be tempted by a trip on a gabarre, the town's iconic boats. For 50 minutes, you'll sail along the Dordogne. You'll learn all about the history of inland waterway transport and the major historical events in Bergerac. It's an unusual trip that's sure to enchant you!

Paddle and canoe on the Dordogne

Sail on the Dordogne, in a canoe or paddle, and immerse yourself in the abundant nature of the Périgord Pourpre. There are numerous canoe and paddle courses close to your holiday rental in Castelwood. Don't worry, there's something to suit everyone's tastes: calm or more sporty rides, short or long courses... the choice is yours! Take a paddle in Port Sainte-Foy, for example, or a canoe in Limeuil. But you can find other walks like these just about everywhere along the rivers of the Périgord Pourpre: keep your eyes peeled as soon as you leave your holiday rental!

A walk in extraordinary gardens

Get out your trainers, you're going to need them to visit the panoramic gardens of the medieval village of Limeuil. You'll love this place: situated on the site of the old fortified castle, the gardens overlook the confluence of the Dordogne-Vézère rivers. The 360° view is breathtaking! A 2-hectare panoramic arboretum, educational, fun and interactive gardens, themed interpretation trails... once again, there's something for everyone.

What culinary specialities can you eat in Périgord Pourpre?

During your Périgord holidays, you're bound to try one of the region's many culinary specialities.

Because, if you didn't know, the Périgord is full of good food! Duck, truffles, strawberries, walnuts, porcini mushrooms... You'll find plenty of dishes made with these ingredients made in Périgord: foie gras, of course, but also duck breast and duck confit, for example. Porcini omelettes are also very popular with tourists visiting Périgord. For cheese lovers, be sure to try the cabécou du Périgord, a soft, mellow goat's cheese. Finally, don't miss the "tourrain" soup, simmered for hours.

How can you talk about Périgord specialities without mentioning Bergerac wines? There are many châteaux and estates within easy reach of Castelwood. So make the most of your stay in your holiday rental to sample some fine wines! After all, you can't claim to have visited Périgord without tasting its wine!

Which holiday rental to choose in Périgord Pourpre?

Castelwood is the ideal place to spend your holidays. Located in the charming town of Biron, our holiday village offers an ideal location as well as a unique experience. Because your holiday rental won't be just any holiday rental... At Castelwood, we offer wooden chalets and safari tents for rent in the heart of the forest, for maximum escape!

Wooden chalet: a 100% natural holiday rental

Spend wonderful nights in a chalet in the middle of the woods, that's what's waiting for you on your next holiday!

Our chalets offer all the comforts of a hotel or gîte, but give you the feeling of luxury camping in the middle of nature. You'll fall asleep to the rustle of tree leaves and wake up to birdsong. It's the perfect way to enjoy your holiday in the Périgord Pourpre while relaxing and reconnecting with nature.

Safari tent: an unusual rental

What could be better than a safari tent for an unforgettable adventure in the Périgord Pourpre?

Less visible than our chalets, our safari tents are hidden away in the forest. Inside your raised tent on stilts, you'll feel like you're alone in the world, surrounded by trees. Your only neighbours will be the leaves and the birds. Can you imagine? It's the perfect place to unwind in the evening, after visiting the Périgord Pourpre, or in the morning before setting off on your day out.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in our holiday rentals? Book your rental now and set off to explore the beautiful Périgord Pourpre region. Get ready to have your eyes sparkle!

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