The Surrounding Area
Situated in Nonards on the River Menoire which joins the Dordogne
within 3 Kilometers, we are at the junction of the Lot and Dordogne
departments of France, in an
and historical interest.
The moulin is situated next to the 13 century
Chateau d'Arnac in Nonards where Edward and Mrs. Simpson are reputed
to have stayed on many occasions!!!!
We are surrounded by wonderful fortified towns and medieval chateaus
and churches everywhere you go. Richard the Lionheart spent a lot
of his life in the area and died near here. Many of the "Beau
Villages" and "Ville Fleurie" villages of France are in this
area. It is ½ an hour to Rocamadour Argentat, Turenne, Collanges
We are less than an hour away from a number of Pre-History sites
with important cave dwellings and paintings of from the Neanderthal
Les Eyzes Museums of Neanderthal Man, Lascaux Cave Paintings, River
Vezere and Sarlat are all within an hour of the Moulin.
Foie Gras, Truffles, Chestnuts and an abundance of fruit are all
produced in the area plus the excellent Vin de Paille aperitif
is produced by some local farmers.This is also the main area for
walnuts which can be purchased from the growers together with
wonderful walnut oil for salads and cooking. There is a farm in
the village which produces goats cheeses and creme fraiche and
it is a short walk to the farm shop for a delicious addition to
on the terrace!!
Bretenoux is a Bastide town with fabulous markets twice a week
and markets in Beaulieu and Meyssac every week are excellent
for fresh produce.
The area also boasts superb facilities for canoeing, fishing, and
has some breathtaking scenery if you like cycling and walking.
are 9 & 18 hole golf courses approximately 20 minutes away,
and indoor and outdoor pools and water centres in the area. There
is also a bar and tennis court in the village.
The nearest town (4 km) is Beaulieu
sur Dordogne, with its 12th Century Abbey and walled city with
very narrow cobbled streets, it provides a variety of shops and restaurants.
It is the centre for strawberries and there is a big festival there
We are here to
help you make the most of your visit, so please contact
us if you need to know more.