HOLIDAY HOMES TO RENT IN PERIGORD POURPRE, AQUITAINE.
Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Perigord Pourpre, France.
The Perigord Poupre or “Purple Perigord” is part of the ancient region of Perigord and the modern area known as the Dordogne in central France. Located near the mouth of the Dordogne River the Perigord Poupre is a rural area, with lots of picturesque country villages and pleasant hiking routes; making it popular not just with British tourists but with those who have chosen to make the move and live in France. The “purple” of the region's name comes from its main export, the Bergerac wine, and one of the most popular day trips is a visit to a local vineyard, with the chance to sample some of the produce, of course!
While the town of Bergerac may be famous for its wine, or its sweet talking romantic Cyrano, there is lots to keep visitors within the old city walls and away from the local vineyards. Unsurprisingly, however, there are two statues in the town commemorating Cyrano de Bergerac, the hero of French literature, while the town is also home to an excellent museum about wine and wine making. Another museum illustrates the importance of the Dordogne River, not just throughout the history of the town, but also to the success of the local wine industry, while the region's other industry, tobacco, is celebrated in a third museum in the town centre.
The town of Bergerac itself is picturesque, with narrow medieval streets and pleasant walkways by the river. Several traditional brick and timber buildings are still standing in the older parts of the town, while the town's squares often host markets, festivals and cultural events connected with the wine industry. There are several tour companies that run official tours of Bergerac wine country. Not only will this guarantee you entry to some of the smaller caves and vineyards, but it also means that no one has to be the designated driver!
Not only is the region well known for its wine but the entire Dordogne area is celebrated for its natural beauty. No trip to this part of France would be complete without a day exploring the lush, green Dordogne valley. Whether you choose to follow one of the many hiking or cycling trails, take a day trip on a horse or enjoy a different perspective on the scenery by canoeing down the river itself, the natural beauty of the region will not disappoint. The Dordogne River is also a great place for a swim, in the summer months, and you will find many sheltered spots on its banks to enjoy a picnic.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Perigord Pourpre? Then below is a selection of gites in Perigord Pourpre and villas in Perigord Pourpre that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.