Below are a number of links to resources which we hope will help you to make the most of your stay in the area.

Arboretum des Pouyouleix

Located in St.-Jory-de-Chalais, Dordogne, the Arboretum des Pouyouleix is the largest oak collection in France, covering 25 hectares and comprising over 300 species of oak from around the world. Open for visits from May to October.

Created in 2003 by Béatrice Chassé and Gérard Lionet, the Arboretum des Pouyouleix is today the largest and most comprehensive oak collection in France and one of the largest in the world. The quality and importance of this collection were officially recognized in 2012 as the National Collection for the genus Quercus by the Conservatoire des Collections Végétales Spécialisées.

The Arboretum comprises 25 hectares in a spectacular site in the north of the Dordogne, in what is known as le Périgord vert. Bordered on the west by the river Côle, where the altitude is 220 m, the landscape is a dynamic mix of slopes and valleys, swooping down, as it were, from 270 m up at the top.


The museum of Foie Gras in Thiviers


Grottes de Villars – prehistoric caves with stunning rock formations and cave paintings.


The Velo-Rail running from Corgnac to Thiviers.


The fairy tale castle and gardens at Jumilhac


The Truffle Museum at Sorges


La Ferme du Cochon Gourmand – Producers of fine pork products on the farm.


Inland beach at


Dordogne Cycle Hire – Quality bikes for all the family delivered directly to your gite, hotel or campsite.