History & Environs

Le Girard is an 18th century Chartreuse which sits in private grounds of over 100 acres of rolling meadows and woodland. There is an archaeological footprint of a massive structure on the land. 

A five minute walk through forests is the village of St. Felix de Villadeix The suffix 'Villadeix' indicates that it was once a Knight Templar stronghold. Le Girard has a pass for guests to use the tennis court. 

20 minutes away (17 kilometres ) is the historic town of Bergerac with fantastic shopping. The mighty rivers of the Vézère and Dordogne are everywhere. Canoeing with a picnic is a must!

The property is less than half an hour from Bergerac airport with flights from City Airport, Stansted, Gatwick, East Midlands, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Exeter and Southampton – please check seasonal flights.

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Le Girard is in the Perigord Poupre, rolling green countryside scattered with many charming villages built in the local ochre coloured stone and is sometimes rightly called 'the land of a thousand chateaux' many of which are open to the public. 

Between the village and Bergerac lies the area known as Pecharmant, particularly famous for its robust red wines; our favourite is that from the Chateau de Tiregand, home to the Saint-Expuréy family whose best known son was Antoine de Saint-Expuréy, author of'The Little Prince' and many fine books on flying - – a fab place to stock up on the local vin. 

Further afield are the incredible newly restored Neotlithic caves of Lascaux, ancient towns of Sarlat and Beignac. Local markets are on Wednesday and Saturday