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Mathevies is a small, family-friendly four star campsite in the heart of the Dordogne valley. If you are looking for a bespoke and independent boutique-style camping, come and visit us.
The area is rich in history – our farmhouse was the centre for local Resistance activity during WW2.
The Hundred Years War was fought out across the chateaux along the river.
In pre-history early man sheltered in caves leaving wall paintings to give a glimpse of life lived in the mists of time.
Not to be missed:
Sarlat Market – A food lovers’ paradise every Wednesday and Saturday.
Sainte Nathalene Market – pop in for all your locally sourced groceries every Wednesday.
Les Jardins des Marqueyssac – beautiful gardens to explore with panoramic views of the Dordogne. There are evening candlelight soirees in summer and plenty of interactive play zones for the kids.
Les Jardins du Manoir D’Eyrignac – formal 18th century gardens just up the road with evening picnics and music in summer.
Les Jardins de Cadiot in Carlux – ten individual gardens in different styles nearby – perfect for a stroll.
Chateau Castlenaud – exhibition of the art of warfare in the Middle Ages – a family favourite. *
Chateau Beynac – built in the 12th century. Exquisite tapestries and 15th century frescoes. *
Chateau de Commarque – dates from the 12th century, as the base for a local templar army.
Gouffre de Padirac – crystalline cave complex stalactite and stalagmite formations linked by gondola.
Roque St Christophe – a huge Troglodyte cave complex about a half mile in length, this majestic cliff rises vertically above the Vezere valley to a height of over 250ft.
Grotte de Lascaux IV – amazing copy of the neighbouring cave paintings dated from 15,000BC *
Ophorus – Guided wine discovery tours in Saint Emilion, Medoc and Bordeaux as well as excursions in and around Sarlat *
Domme – an incredibly well preserved and fortified Bastide town rising 150m above the Dordogne River.
* Great rainy day activities
Photography by: Alexis Mestre, Michael Mann & Matt Jessop, Design & development by: Squie