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Bridge at Grolejac [click to enlarge]The bastide village of Domme [click to enlarge]
There are a range of activities on offer in the local area with something for everyone. Those looking for excitement will love the water sports - and those who enjoy more leisurely pursuits will be spoilt for choice with all the stunning gorges, châteaux and pretty villages to explore. The list of things to see and do during your holiday will make you wish you were staying much longer...
Périgord-Quercy cycle path [click to enlarge]
The countryside around Villa Quieta is ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle. Should you prefer pedal power, Cliff is an experienced cycle tour operator and will be happy to recommend routes to suit all levels of cycling abilities.

The Périgord-Quercy cycle path passes just below the entrance to Villa Quieta and is accessible via a fenced pathway. Approximately 30km long, the cycle path starts in Sarlat and continues to the outskirts of Souillac and is equally excellent for walkers and roller-bladers.
Canoeing on the Dordogne [click to enlarge]
From Villa Quieta, the Dordogne river is within walking distance (less than 1km away) and is a wonderful place to swim, canoe and fish (fishing licences are available in the local village). There are also several lakes within the vicinity which offer swimming, sailing, fishing and pedal boats.

Canoeing along the Dordogne river is a spectacular experience. There are two canoe-hire companies within walking distance of Villa Quieta from where you can gently paddle downstream, stop for a picnic on one of the riverside beaches and then return home by minibus.

If you prefer aerial river views, hot air balloon trips are available from both La-Roque-Gageac and Calviac. Light aircraft or microlight trips are also possible from Domme aerodrome.
Horse riding nearby [click to enlarge]
If golf is your preferred pursuit, there are golf courses nearby at Vitrac and Souillac.

If you’re a painter, the stunning landscapes and architecture will both stimulate and inspire you.
Market Day in Sarlat [click to enlarge]
For those who enjoy less energetic activities, there are museums, churches, châteaux and gardens galore - or visit the many daytime and evening markets which take place every day of the week.

Throughout the summer, each town and village has a festival or fête. Most of the celebrations include delicious food and live music, as well as a noisy firework display to round off the evening.
Entrance to the caves in Domme [click to enlarge]
A holiday in the Dordogne would not be complete without a tour of the famous caves at Lascaux, Font-de-Gaume, Pech Merle or Proumeyssac. All are worth visiting and are easy drives from Villa Quieta.
Local adventure park [click to enlarge]
The younger members of your party are also very well catered for locally. There’s paintball in La-Roque-Gageac, "Insectorama" in nearby Grolejac, the vast "Aquarium du Périgord" at Le Bugue-sur-Vézère and "Quercyland" (aquatic park) in Souillac. Carsac-Aillac itself has "Indian Forest" - an excellent treetop adventure park which is only 4km away from Villa Quieta!
Delicious local cuisine [click to enlarge]
Last but by no means least, discerning gourmands will appreciate the region’s many delicious delicacies. And whether you prefer red wine or white wine with your meal, you can sample the locally produced wines in both the Cahors and Bergerac vineyards.

Cliff & Annie will be pleased to recommend their favourite restaurants in the area and can help you to reserve a table if necessary.
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