The surroundings of CLub Les Ormes is very hilly, green and has a lot of picturesque villages that have their origin in the Middle Ages. Within an hour drive there is a huge offer of activities which you can experience with your whole family. Also the more sportive types, who love to excersize during their holdiday (hiking, cycling, etc) will find enough challenge in the beautiful hills.
Beneath a selection of our favorites in the area:
In Lougratte (www.lougratte.com) there is a big lake which belongs to French village camp site. Here you can have a swim, do a bit of water cycling (pedalo) or go down the water slide. The Lake of Lougratte is a great place for a fun day out with the whole family.
Knights & Damsels
In the Middle Ages Aquitaine was the battleground of the French and English. In this era the Bastide villages like Villeréal, Monflanquin and Monpazier originated with their characteristic town squares in the middle of the village. At these typical squares markets are held during day and evening time. In August these squares are the stage for Medieval fests: Knights and damsels join in the streets together with jugglers and musicians. The whole village is transformed into a true Medieval feast where you can enjoy drinks and food and games for the kids in the Medieval way.
Towns to visit
Bergerac, Sarlat in the Dordogne and Villeneuve sur Lot are the bigger towns in the surroundings. A drive to one of these places takes you through the hilly and sloping landscape. There is a lot of agriculture at the fields with beautiful sunflowers, corn or grain. Because of these crops the landscaping colors from fresh green, to golden and yellow.
Visit the market
There are a lot of daily markets with a vast offer of regional and fresh products. The best ones to visit are to be found in this overview and will also be publishes at the intformation stand outside the restaurant.
During the summer months therre are evening markets: Local producers sell theire goat cheese, wine, Foie Gras, bread at lots of other good food. Join at the long tables at the town square. There a a lot of things to do for kids as well like pony or muil rides and fae painting. Tip: Take a bottle of water, some cutlery and wine glasses with you. The rest you can buy at the market, just to your liking. Last tip: try the French fries fried in Gras de Canard.