Dordogne Bed & Breakfast near Sarlat

GROLEJAC VILLAGE & OUTDOOR PURSUITS IN THE AREA

Grolejac is only 15 mins from Sarlat and is in a perfect position to visit and explore all the wonderful sights.  Grolejac itself has plenty to offer:-

RESTAURANTS
Within walking distance there are 3 restaurants in the village, and a 2 bars.   Grolejac Gourmet Food Market every Tues evening July and August - choice of cooked food, eat together at trestle tables with a glass of wine and enjoy the live music and atmosphere. The next village of Carsac (3km) has 3 restaurants and a bar and many more restaurants in medieval Sarlat, Domme, Gourdon and the surrounding villages.  Link to Table du Marais Restaurant in Grolejac   Link to Restaurant & Hotel DuPont Grolejac    

LOCAL SHOPS IN GROLEJAC
Grolejac has a mini supermarket which is convenient if you want to purchase items for a picnic. Next door to the supermarket there is a bakers (with excellent cakes!) and also a butcher where you can purchase pates and cold meats. We have a picnic basket available for our guests to take out with them, or for snacks on the terrace.

CYCLING
An excellent cycle path starts in the village and follows the old railway line. Bike hire is available http://liberty-cycle.com/en/. You can cycle almost into Sarlat, or take the route along the river valley towards Souillac (16km), there are 2 bars & restaurants and picnic sites on the river at Rouffillac. 

There is a cycle route which connects from the cycle path towards Gourdon in the Lot (11km). This velo route uses very quiet country lanes and passes through lovely countryside and small hamlets. You can stop at the pretty village of Payrignac where there is a restaurant/bar opposite the lake.  Also you can cycle from Castelnaud along the Valley du Céou to Daglan (bike hire available from Castelnaud) www.bike-bus.com

WALKING
There are many opportunities for walking in this region. We have a number of walking route books for guests to borrow. There are also country walks direct from La Cachette without having to get in the car.  Nature Walk - there is a nature walk through the marshlands adjoining the lake, following decked walkways with bridges and seating. 

SWIMMING
Grolejac has a large lake in a beautiful wooded setting within a 5 minute drive (also walkable). There is a sandy beach and swimming is possible. There is a small charge from the middle of June to end of August of approx 2 Euros per person, outside these months entrance is free. Alternatively you can swim in the river Dordogne from one of the many beaches.

CANOEING
There are 2 canoe hire companies operating in Grolejac. The river is a good way to see the area, passing many chateaux, castles and riverside villages enroute. There are beaches where you can stop for a picnic. You do not have to worry about rowing back, the hire company collect you from your chosen destination and transport you back to your car at the starting point.  Link to canoe hire from Grolejac.

TENNIS
A tennis court is in the village.

PETANQUE     There is a boules pitch in the centre of the village.


OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

BOAT TRIPS
Pleasure boats operate from Beynac and La Roque-Gageac and provide a scenic way of viewing the beautiful chateaux and riverside villages. http://www.norbert.fr/

GOLF
Golf courses can be found at Souillac Country Club and Vitrac near Sarlat.

HORSE RIDING
There are horse riding facilities in the area.


EVENING FOOD MARKETS

During JULY and AUGUST why not try one of the evening food markets. Soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying the local specialities:

GROLEJAC  Walk down to our own village gourmet market EVERY TUES EVENING,  Choice of cooked dishes and eat together, enjoy the entertainment.

FENELON MONDAY EVE.  Lovely setting in front of Chateau Fenelon.  

ST GENIES (North of Sarlat -- route to Montignac) WED EVENINGS JULY AND AUG. 

AILLAC - FRIDAY EVE - good choice of food and lovely setting behind church.

BOUZIC (Close to Daglan) TUES EVENINGS JULY AND AUG.


MARKET DAYS

    • Belves                      Sat
      St Cyprien                 Sun
      Cenac                      Tues
      Gourdon                   Tues - every 1st and 3rd Tuesday (main market)
      Sarlat                       Wed (food and artisan) 
                                     Sat -  Full market
      Le Bugue                  Tues and Sat
      Domme                    Thurs