The village of Abjat-sur-Bandiat was listed in the top 20 villages in France by the Telegraph in 2023 and has a fantastic boulangerie, a creperie, a good restaurant, a bar and a tiny tourist office. There are wonderful markets held every day in different villages close by, we especially recommend the one in Piegut on Wednesday mornings, Piegut also has a supermarket (5km).
The Dordogne is well known for many superb chateaux - Hautfort, Puygelhem and Rochefoucauld (Picture 1) being among the best examples. The prehistoric caves in Villars are spectacular and well worth a visit. Brantome (2) is a wonderful town encircled by the River Dronne with a fascinating Abbey.