Holiday House France, Limeuil Hanging Gardens

The bastide village of Villefranche-du-Perigord is located in the Valley of the Lémance, between the valleys of the Lot and Dordogne rivers; and still retains very beautiful medieval buildings dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. A town rich in wonders and friendliness especially on market day Saturday mornings where you can soak up the ambience and vibrant colours of French life around the market.

Villefranche-du-Perigord one of the famous bastide villages that lies in the south of the Perigord Noir region famous for its foie gras, walnuts and cepe mushrooms but is a closely guarded secret where you might find the cepe. Villefranche is only 40 mins drive from the stunning towns of Sarlat and Domme overlooking the river Dordogne and in both Lot and Dordogne valley you wilal discover stunning medieval riverside towns overhanging both beautiful rivers. There are numerous historic and geographical sites to explore including the famous Lascaux caves at Montignac, Rocamadour, Padirac, la Roque Gageac that must be visited from Villefranche.

Coustalou is the perfect base for exploring the neighbouring bastide towns such as Monpazier and Domme in the Dordogne, Monflanquin and Villeneuve-sur-Lot in the Lot Valley.