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from £1674 per person

Périgord Prestige à Pied Dordogne

from £1674

Périgord Prestige à Pied

Along the Valley of the Dronne


Périgord Prestige à Pied

Walk through beautiful undulating countryside and past pretty medieval villages as you follow the clear waters of the little River Dronne from Bourdeilles to Champagnac. Two nights staying in the “Venice of Périgord”, Brantôme, allows visits to the ancient abbey of Charlemagne and perhaps an afternoon canoeing. A château hotel, an elegant riverside manoir and an old water mill provide characterful accommodation and gourmet dining.

Holiday Highlights

  • Brantôme- the ‘Little Venice of Périgord’
  • Medieval history with Charlemagne's Abbey and Catherine de Medici's Castle
  • Canoeing on the gentle River Dronne
  • Gastronomic eating in the land of truffles, foie gras and walnuts
  • Michelin starred Restaurant at the 4* Moulin du Roc

What's Included

  • 6 days gentle walking
  • 6 nights half board
  • Station transfers
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Gourmet meals
  • Welcome introduction
  • English rep
  • Belle France Support
  • Michelin-starred restaurant

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Biras day 1


    Your holiday begins at the elegant Chateau des Reynats, set in a 2-hectare park with magnificent views of the rolling countryside.

    • Château des Reynats
    • Château des Reynats dining room
    • Château des Reynats orangery

    Château des ReynatsChancelade

    Situated over two floors of the castle, this four star hotel features 13 rooms, 4  'classique', 4 'supérieure' and 5 suites. All rooms have a different layout and unique decoration. Each room offers youa large bed, a flat screen TV, a mini-bar and trendy bathrooms.




    The dining room is large and gives you a magical experience as  you walk across the room to join your table. The atmosphere is also determined by the shininess and the shaded patina of the pillars, the relief and the decorations that filled the room over the years. At the back of the room, an enormous mirror hangs above a buffet that used to be a hunter's table; the kitchen is not very far from it. In this setting, gastronomy becomes reality…

  • 2

    Day trip to Périgueux along the river day 2


    Walk along the river banks of the Dordogne to the capital of the region Périgueux with its stunning Cathedral and Medieval old town. After lunch, return along the riverside under impressive overhanging rocks, before climbing gently back to the hotel.

    7 mi
    (11 km)

  • 3

    Biras to Brantôme day 3


    A short transfer to the start of a cross-country walk with lovely views, through forests and open farmland, to the bustling little town of Brantôme, set on an island in the River Dronne. Your town-centre hotel overlooks one of the main bridges and has a large terrace by the river. The fine restaurant is highly regarded by the locals.

    • Hotel Restaurant Charbonnel

    Hotel Restaurant CharbonnelBrantôme

    Contemporary comfort at the heart of the historic town of Brantôme.


    • Free high speed internet (WiFi)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room Service



    Dinner, bed and breakfast included.

    6 mi
    (10 km)

  • 4

    Half day loop walk day 4


    Take a pleasant half day walk and then spend time in the fascinating town, visit the abbey and the troglodyte caves or simply wander in the narrow streets with their galleries, shops and bars. Perhaps take a boat ride around the town or hire a canoe for a longer trip down the river. There is much to do before settling down on the terrace for your gourmet evening meal!

    Friday morning is market day when the streets are taken over by colourful food and clothing stalls.

    4 mi
    (6 km)

  • 5

    Brantôme to Champagnac day 5


    Follow the river out of Brantôme before heading across country to the village of Champagnac de Belair for your final two nights at the charming 4* Moulin du Roc, a luxuriously converted water mill with a Michelin starred restaurant and heated pool.

    • Hotel exterior with outside seating area and river
    • Balcony overlooking river
    • Traditional rustic master bedroom
    • Traditional bedroom
    • Traditional bedroom
    • Outside seating

    Le Moulin du RocChampagnac-de-Bélair

    Authentic, 17th century mill, converted into a charming hotel. The hotel’s fifteen rooms are distributed between the three parts of the Mill and are connected by a merry labyrinth of gangways, terraces and narrow staircases. Every room oozes charm with a blend of period furniture, bare beams and all modern comforts.


    • 4 star hotel
    • Most rooms have air-conditioning, (please ask if required)
    • Free Internet connection
    • Hair-dryer
    • Mini-bar
    • Television with channel package
    • Hi-fi System
    • Indoor lounge with large fireplace 
    • Outside lounge on the water 
    • Balneotherapy Bath (12 rooms)
    • Hermes arrival gift products
    • Terrace and gardens
    • Outside heated swimming pool and pool house (changing room, shower and WC)
    • Tennis court (rackets and balls available at reception)
    • Can be accessed by helicopter!!!



    The Michelin star restaurant's aim is to bring out the best in Périgord produce, including foie gras, truffles, walnuts, lamb, duck and strawberries.

    7 mi
    (11 km)

  • 6

    Day trip to Villars day 6


    A circular walk on forested paths taking in ancient abbey ruins and the impressive Château de Puygilhem, well worth an interior visit, before returning along a river valley to the Moulin du Roc for your final gourmet meal of the week.

    9 mi
    (14 km)

Route & Location

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  • From£1674per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris and arrive at Angoulême station late afternoon. Transfer to hotel included (20 mins).

    Return Transfer to depart from Angoulême, change stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International station mid afternoon.

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