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 a Michelin starred) or walk along the banks of the Dordogne river through walnut groves and fields of sunflowers. Take a picnic down to the river bank and maybe take a dip. Hire a canoe, go paddle boarding or water-skiing at the Bassin Nautique on the edge of the village. Play tennis 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 days of cavemen. 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 and treetop adventure parks. There are several golf courses in the area and horse riding is available in the nearby village. There are also many 'special' events peculiar to each town or village a list of which will be provided in the house.
This area is 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, two ferme auberges. In the summer months the bar by the river's edge has weekly live entertainment, and in the nearby villages of Limeuil and Paunat, 10 minutes drive away, are a further five more restaurants. All are very popular with visitors and locals alike and all of them provide childrens’ menus. Find more information here.
Every Tuesday morning there is a small market in the village square selling meat, fruit & vegetables and local produce. There is also a bakery, open daily, selling freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes plus basic groceries.
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 splendid 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. Find a list of local events and helpful holiday dates here.