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Imagine our prime location in France, the Dordogne, in the regional nature park of the Limousin, amongst bustling villages and towns such as Nontron, Périgueux and Brantôme, with loads to do and see such as a visit to La Grotte de Villars, Go-Karting, Swimming, Horse-riding and much, much more.

The Dordogne is absolutely beautiful throughout the whole year no matter what the weather. The scenery is magical, just driving around, through the green forests, over the picturesque hills and along the winding rivers is pure pleasure. The markets here are some of the finest in France. The area is rich in history with plenty of interesting sites to visit. Canoeing and Kayaking on the rivers are very popular sports as well as horseback riding, tennis and even a good old round of golf. All of this within easy reach of Carp and Cats.

Local Attractions around Carp and Cats
Local Attractions around Carp and Cats

Northeast Dordogne is often referred to as ‘Le Périgord Vert’ due to its green rolling hills, forests and prairies. Around Nontron and Brantôme, in the heart of Green Périgord, the Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park is a land of amazing springs and lovely chestnut trees, an area totally devoted to livestock, crop farming and traditional woodwork. The lake at Carp and Cats nestle within some of this wonderful woodland of the park. We are just 7km east of Nontron, 22km north of Brantôme and 5km north of St. Pardoux-la-Rivière.

Just 35km south of Carp and Cats is Périgueux, the capital of the Dordogne. The medieval part of the town comes alive on Wednesdays and Saturdays when local artisans display their first class produce at the local markets. Among the specialities are truffles, foie gras and ‘Pates de Périgueux’. A whole host of brochures and leaflets are provided here giving you plenty of information about the area, activities and great places of interest.

Our local village is just a two minute drive from our site. Here you will find local shops including a small bakery, grocers, butchers, pharmacy, tabac, post office, and hairdresser. There is a petrol station and even a fishing tackle shop, but beware, it is very French providing only emergency supplies! For dining or refreshment there is the local bar with a great atmosphere, a traditional pizzeria, a French restaurant and a hotel.

Don’t de-bait… contact us today to find out more.

Places to visit
Karting

Karting circuit of Périgord

Our team of professionals welcomes you in a dynamic atmosphere for a mechanical sport! This family business provides you with a certified circuit.

Aquarium du Limousin

Aquarium du Limousin

You will come across famous specimens of our rivers, freshwater species from afar, aquatic reptiles atypical, tropical fish with shimmering colors or large predators ...

Park Zoo Reynou

Park Zoo Reynou

Castle with landscaped grounds, plus wildlife park with 130 species such as large mammals & birds.

Limoges Cathedral

Limoges Cathedral

Imposing Gothic cathedral, much of which dating from 13th century, but completed 6 centuries later.

Jardin botanique de l'Evêché

Jardin botanique de l'Evêché

Terraced botanical garden featuring over 1200 plants, including many exotic species, plus fountains.

Musée national Adrien Dubouché

Musée national Adrien Dubouché

Ceramics & earthenware museum in an elegant 1800s building including 12,000 pieces of Limoges china.

Château de Châlucet

Château de Châlucet

The Château de Châlucet, a ruined castle, is in the commune of Saint-Jean-Ligoure, about 10 km to the south of Limoges, in the département of Haute-Vienne.