If you don't want to get back in the car just relax around the pool, walk into the village with its 4 restaurants (one with a Michelin star) or walk along the banks of the Dordogne river through walnut groves and fields of sunflowers. Take a picnic down to the river bank. Hire a canoe, go paddle boarding or water-skiing at the Bassin Nautique on the edge of the village. Rent electric bikes. Play tennis, crazy golf or boules. Visit the 12th century church and its cloisters. Wander the hills above Tremolat with their fantastic views across the valley, or take one of the many signposted walks through the countryside. Find more activities and helpful links here.
Or spend every day doing something adventurous or going somewhere different. This area of France is steeped in a history that goes back to the Neanderthal age. Underground caves, formal gardens, chateaux, battle re-enactments are just a sample of the many cultural activities on offer. For the more active there are a waterparks, adventure parks and treetop zip-lining. There are several golf courses in the area and horse riding is available in a nearby village. There are also many 'special' events peculiar to each town or village a list of which will be provided in the house on your arrival.
This area is also a paradise for ramblers with walks clearly signposted and weekly- arranged local trips into the woodlands. Keen cyclists enjoy the testing hills and exploring the gentle lanes .
The Dordogne is famous for its wine and food and Tremolat is lucky enough to have four restaurants around the village square and, just a few minutes drive away, an auberge de la ferme. Two of the restaurants also provide a take away menu. In the summer months the restaurant/bar by the river's edge also has weekly live entertainment, and in the nearby villages of Paunat, Limeuil and Mausac, just 10 minutes by car, are further restaurants. Find more information here.
Every Tuesday morning there is a small market in the village square selling groceries, cooked meat, fresh fish, fruit & vegetables, local produce and wine. There is also a bakery, open daily, selling freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes.
In addition, through late June to early September it's Marche Gourmand time. These events are held in many of the local villages and provide a fun evening's entertainment. Beginning around 7pm, seating and eating areas are arranged in the village square and local suppliers provide an assortment of freshly prepared specialities plus the usual steak -frites. As the evening progresses there is entertainment which goes on into the night providing a fun atmosphere for all the family.