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Locality and activities

Victoria is 1 mile from the tiny village of Ferrensac which is 3 miles from Castillonnes and 7 miles from Villereal.

Ferrensac is within easy reach of the historical Bastide towns of Monflanquin, Monpazier and Beaumont (Michelin maps 75 and 79) and many interesting castles and chateaux  including Chateau Biron, Bonaguil, Monbazillac and Duras. Also quite close are the prehistoric caves of Lascaux (1.5 hrs) with some of the most ancient and remarkable cave paintings. There are  many other fascinating caves around  Les Eyzies well worth exploring with underground boat rides, train rides and stunning caverns with their stalagmites and stalactites.  Ferrensac is surrounded by  many picturesque mediaeval towns like Sarlat, Domme and Pujols.  Swimming lakes and river bathing are also available nearby and make an interesting alternative pic-nic idea to ring the changes from swimming in the family sized pool.

In summer there are numerous events organised for visitors in all the local villages which compete for your attention.  Particularly popular are the medieval festivals with fascinating exhibits and displays  to see, eat, watch or participate in.  Street dining is very popular and many of the festivals  include wonderful dinners of many courses at very modest prices.

There are magnificent gardens to visit, and for the more active and adventurous, canoeing or ballooning down the river Dordogne, horse riding and magnificent walks.

For those who love French food, there are many excellent restaurants in easy reach offering superb French cuisine at very modest costs especially at lunch time.