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Camping La Chatonnière

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Located in the north of the department of the Dordogne, at the gates of the Périgord Limousin Regional Natural Park, le Camping The Chatonnière combines the gentleness of the L'isle river, the shadows and lights of the forests, and the richness of the heritage.

Hiking

Countless marked hiking trails are available to you. On foot or by bike, explore the Napoleon, Plateau du Guet or Boucle des Ponts circuits. For the youngest, choose donkey rides. La Ferme Chêne de Greletti, located 9 kilometers away, will be the best address. For those who would prefer the horse, the equestrian center of Mialet awaits you 14 kilometers away. Opt for the app all trails and discover the hikes around the camping.

Along the water

The L'Isle river offers many small swimming spots including a sandy beach near the camping. Fishermen, you will be conquered. Within a radius of 15 kilometers, you will discover the spots of Isle, Loue, Côle or Dronne, as well as the lakes of Miallet, or Rouffiac in Périgord. Pike, perch, trout, gudgeon will then play with you depending on the season. Don't forget your fishing licenses.

Hobbies

  • The Rouffiac lake
    This body of water will surprise you with its facilities for water skiing and wakeboarding. 
  • Hermeline Space
    The Parc Aventures de Bussière Galant awaits you for swimming, fishing, tiralo… A Vélorail is also available. Some wagons have electric assistance. Let yourself also be tempted by tree climbing. It offers several levels. The zip line will give you thrills.
  • Archery
    Learn about archery on one of the hiking trails.
  • Climbing and abseiling
    The site of the castle is also a place where you can learn about climbing, or abseiling.

Jumilhac-le-Grand

The slate roofs, the legend of La Fileuse, the castle and the carved wooden chimneys attract visitors. A theatrical visit at night will give even more spice if you are with the family. Treat yourself to a walk in the formal gardens. Then stroll towards the Pont de la Croix Bancaud, or the Prieuré de la Faye. You will also meet artists, artisans and producers of local flavors. The market also takes place every Sunday morning in summer.

Heritage

Périgueux

Since Camping the Chatonnière, set off for Périgueux, the Périgord capital. This city will seduce you with its contrasting districts. Lose yourself in the Gallo-Roman Périgueux, towards the Vésone tower and the Vesunna museum, the work of Jean Nouvel. Then wander around medieval Périgueux, rue Limogeanne, place de la Clautre and its picturesque market. Finally, observe the Saint-Front Cathedral and its five domes.

Saint-Yriex-la-Perche

Fifteen minutes from Jumilhac, Saint-Yriex-la-Perche is a must for rediscovering art and history. This intimate little town is renowned for its seams of gold and then kaolin, an essential element of Limoges porcelain. The Ceramics Museum will also tell you about this white gold. Gold, meanwhile, gave birth to a long tradition of miners. It is only at the end of the XNUMXth century that the exploitation will stop.  

Gastronomy

Wherever you are in Périgord, you will be spoiled by the restaurants and tables d'hôtes. Enjoy the local markets. The black ass, fed with Périgord chestnuts, has no equal. The AOC apple and its derivatives or the Bijou de St Yrieix madeleines deserve a moment of attention for your pleasure! You will cross many orchards if you go to the Château de Hautefort. The panorama and the castle are unusual and surprising. In summer, theatrical scenarios, activities, French gardens, or the park are very popular. Go down to the Coucou pond. It is a place for fishing, walking and picnicking. Then visit the Museum of Medicine at the hospices.

If you want more information for your stay, do not hesitate to consult the pages Camping, Accommodation et Themes.

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