We may be in rural France but there are some beautiful villages, cities and towns on our doorstep that are worth a visit, as well as some further afield which will give you an excuse to exercise your car! We can tell you the best routes in and out, and direct you to good parking spots.

Our interactive map contains 28 beaux villages, villes and cities ready for you to visit, including those below


Set on the Dordogne, surrounded by vineyards, Bergerac is a gourmet’s paradise (if you like foie gras, truffles and wine that is). Its well-preserved medieval centre is filled with fountains and half-timbered buildings, with some great museums, boutique shops and weekly markets. Don’t miss the river cruise in the summer.


The capital city of Haute Vienne department Limoges is known for its medieval and Renaissance enamels on copper, 19th-century porcelain and its oak barrels which are used for production of Cognac and Bordeaux.


The capital city of the region on the Isle river, with a history as far back as the neolithic period. The city boasts an excellent Roman sector along with a host of medieval and renaissance buildings as well as the fabulous Saint Front Cathedral.


This city is the heart of the wine growing region, known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts, public gardens lining the river with the grand Place de la Bourse. The natural wonder of the Dune du Pilat and other beautiful coastal destinations are on its doorstep.