Les Gites Fleuris: Wisteria: Stone House
Les Gites Fleuris-Wisteria House is a beautifully restored traditional stone farmhouse with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, separate WC, living room with big stone fireplace, TV, DVD player, wireless internet access, and CD player. The 3 bedrooms, all upstairs, have the traditional beamed ceilings and fantastic views of the valley out of the windows.
Relaxation is easy, either poolside on the sundeck, in the Jacuzzi, or on a hammock; or enjoy a peaceful stroll of the property acreage of fruit and walnut trees. Enjoy the wonderful view while playing: ping-pong, badminton/volleyball, croquet, swinging on the swing set, or in the children's raised fort with climbing wall. An indoor games room will keep all the family entertained with games, toys, ping-pong, and Disney video cassettes.
There is a central laundry room with washing machines and dryers which you can use at no extra charge.
Hautefort is a great bicycling and walking area with rolling hillsides and lovely forest and valley views. All services are within walking distance: 1 km to boulangerie, grocery store, and bank. 2 km to tabac, post office, and the office of tourism. 2.5km to a swimming lake.
Perigord is THE place to go if you love truffles and foie gras. This little corner of Southwest France is home to the black truffle, one of the most famous and expensive luxury foods of France. (Truffle Markets are open in Winter!) It is also the land of foie gras - that typical French delicacy made from fattened goose or duck liver, along with other Canard specialty dishes. We have many good restaurants in the area. The wine regions of Bergerac and Bordeaux are only 1 hour to 1.5 hours away.
There are many famous tourist sites: grottes (caves), Troglodyte sites, Bastille towns, Castles, and old villages are within a 1-hour radius away (Lascaux is only 20 minutes).Valley's with castles where one can easily imagine bandits, knights in armor and the primitive life of the peasants.
Visit the top French Vineyards which produce the world famous Bordeaux wines, visit several old fortified villages (bastides), experience breathtaking views of Rocamadour sitting precariously on cliff sides, and be awe stricken with the natural wonders of the Padirac Chasm. Visit the medieval villages of Sarlat, and Perigueux.
For the active, canoe down the Dordogne River past Castles and villages built into the rock face (La Roque-Gageac)
For the historian, a visit to the caves of Lascaux II and Les Eyzies (the capital of prehistory) may be a highlight.
For the kids, castles filled with medieval armaments to bring alive the stories of knights in shining armor. beautiful Medieval Chateaux that re-enact knights jousting on horseback with carnivals in period costumes! Antique Markets;
For the Shopper, Antique markets and shops, Farmer's markets, and in summer every Thursday night you can stroll into the village and enjoy the night market with music, in the square, with Dancing under the Stars! Meet all the local French families who come out to enjoy the music and dancing, even the 90 year olds!
You will experience gastronomic specialties on a daily basis. Perigord boasts a menu known throughout France: cepes (mushrooms), truffles, walnut liqueur, cabecou (regional goat cheese), roast duck (canard) and garlic soup. To satisfy a true epicurean taste, sample a truffle omelet accompanied by local wine, or enjoy the region's best foie gras on fresh bread. There are many outstanding restaurants in the area.
Many sporting activities in the area: basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, bocce, canoeing, fishing, etc...
Step back in time to the old France of farms and castles and caves and stone villages; and after touring, enjoy a wonderful bottle of Bergerac or Bordeaux Wine with some of France's famous cheeses!
And after a day of touring, unwind in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the unobstructed view of the myriad of stars!
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This page was last updated: 20 May 2015