Sporting Activities & Adventure


Discover the Dordogne in an unusual way, through a old railway full of charm with its structures and its stations of former days - between valleys and streams. Takes about 2 hours - become a train driver ..... with pedals. An unique outdoor activity with your family, friends and accessible to all, from infants to grandparents. 

Each vélorail can hold 5 people (adults or children). 

Reservations are required.

Depending on the season there are 3 tracks from 11-25 km 

1 - Corgnac-Thiviers 11 km
2 - Corgnac-St Germain-St Andrieux, 14 km
3 - Corgnac-Thiviers-St Andrieux-Corgnac, 25 km

velorail de france - perigord vert

Domaine d'Essendieras 

The 9 hole golf course offers a large variety of holes so you never have a dull moment. It starts with a very short hole where precision is the key word. A 130m par 3 with a vertical drop of 15 meters to a green that looks like a giant foot. Your walk will lead you along some small lakes and on some small hills with magnificent views. The large and very sloping greens will demand every bit of technique and concentration from you. This course is a pleasure to play on.

essendieras golf

Golf Club de Perigueux

The golf of Perigueux offers an 18-hold course accessible to all, demanding for good players, fun for beginners. A Pitch & Putt with 9 holes, a chipping zone and a driving range complete the facilities.

On the banks of the Isle and the Beauronne River, everyone will appreciate this island of calm and greenery just 5 minutes from the historic center of Perigueux.

You will be welcome as this club is open to all.

Perigueux Golf Club

Hot Air Ballooning

Why not take a breathtaking flight in a hot air balloon and view this stunning area of France from the air.

Hot Air Ballooning 

Pompadour Chateau & Stud Farm

The town is famous for its chateau and its stud farm, the Pompadour National Anglo-Arab Stud, headquarters of the French National Stud and France's principal production centre of Anglo-Arabian horses.

See the link below for calendar of race meetings.

Pompadour Races

Cycle Hire

Why not get out on two wheels and explore the local area. We can arrange for bicyles to be delivered to La Roussile for your use during your stay. It's best to book in advance just to avoid disappointment as demand can be high. It's a great way to see the countryside.

A family run business based near Excideuil in the heart of the beautiful Perigord Vert region, specialising in the hire of bicycles for the whole family. They deliver top-quality, well-maintained bicycles direct to your accommodation. They also provide cycle buggies for tots and tag-a-long bikes for older children. All bikes are regularly maintained and safety checked before each hire, leaving you to concentrate on exploring the tranquil highways and by-ways of the Northern Dordogne and Limousin.

If you would like us to arrange booking on your behalf please let us know. We will them advise you regarding costs and payment.

Cycle Routes

Find a route near us


Find a route near us

Plan d'eau

A great day out for all the family, particularly on a hot day, is a visit to one of the many 'plan d'eau' scattered throughout the region. These are large lakes many with man made beaches. They often contain beach bars sitting by the waters edge and also many offer watersports.  Here are a selection close to us:
Lake of Nantheuil
Plan d'Eau d'Arfeuille, Swimming lake in Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
Camping  le Clupeau

Lakes & Activities

Beautiful lake and beach with plenty of outdoor activities and restaurants, water sports, archery, climbing, zip lines etc. Based in Rouffiac (25 minutes drive). 

Truffle Hunting

Visit a local truffle farm and learn about the amazing world of the truffle. From a simple taste and purchase to hunting with a pig you can get as involved as you want. Experience this quintessentially French pastime.



Brantome Canoe


Circuit Karting

Bergerac Karting

Garden Karting



Equestrian Centre

St Pantaly Pony Club


Guest Comments

We have all had a very enjoyable week here at La Roussille. The gite is finished to a very high standard, clean and very well equipped. Lara & Paul very helpfully sent ideas about places to visit and ...

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