Welcome to the stunning Dordogne–Périgord, perhaps the most picturesque area of a country famed for its beauty and its marked regional identities. This ancient land, deep in the heart of sunny south-west France, is perfect holiday country. Le Manoir Valmont is a delightful Belle Époque residence located in the exquisite Vézère Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its prehistoric cave paintings. The house comfortably accommodates 8 people in spacious surroundings, close to all the amenities the area has to offer, within walking distance of the village.
Occupying a prominent position above the Vézère River, Le Manoir Valmont is a relaxed and welcoming house. The pool area forms an outdoor room of the house and is the centre of activity during hot summer months.
Our south-facing dining terrace is one step away from a cooling splash in the pool and the vine-covered gazebo provides a welcome shady retreat from summer sun – a favourite apéritif spot at the end of the day. Salut!
The spacious interior is comfortably furnished with period style and antiques, retaining an elegant charm. It promotes a friendly ambience for families or groups to enjoy a leisurely break in a warm convivial atmosphere.
The house offers every convenience – flat screen TV, WIFI, iPod dock, DVD player with wide selection of movies, garden croquet, boules, backgammon, chess, bridge. Perfect for relaxed enjoyment.
A magical place that will reward all those who choose to explore it - there is something to amaze and delight everyone. Endowed with its own distinct identity, heritage and architecture, Périgord became the scene of tumultuous conflict between the English and French crowns during the Middle Ages. Today, the area is a treasure trove of fortified castles and incredibly beautiful villages set in a timeless landscape. Let's explore.
It is a land of spectacular scenery and lush river valleys. Numerous streams dissect the limestone hills, creating fertile valleys with cliffs and hidden caves, giving way to pasture and small fields of tobacco, maize, walnuts and strawberries. Life proceeds at a gentle, unhurried pace.
The desire to escape far from the intrusive noise and bustle of modern life, to rediscover the contentment of wandering alone through unspoilt countryside and forests. These are the sentiments which draw us to the tranquil corners of Périgord. Nature is always close at hand and welcoming.
The Vézère Valley, the cradle of European civilisation, traces 40,000 years of human habitation along its 40km length. Montignac, our charming town of riverside cafés and restaurants, is famous for Lascaux the painted cave known as the Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art.
Périgord Noir, which forms the south-east quarter of Dordogne, is the Jewel in the Crown of the region. This area embraces the rivers Vézère and Dordogne, and here you will find the greatest concentration of natural wonders and historic sites, and the loveliest stretches of both rivers.