Surroundings

 Besides the splendid landscape the surrounding area offers many places of interest whether they be chateaux, castles, churches, traditional markets, museums and wonderful prehistoric caves.

This area of the Dordogne is still relatively undiscovered and despite all that it has to offer, is not as significantly affected by tourist crowds resulting in a lack of long queues or overcrowded tours

Corneuil, our 25 hectares (62 acres) rural estate, which includes the camp-site, is situated in the tranquil heart of the Dordogne, the Perigord Vert. The estate is open to our guests. The name ‘Corneuil’ originates from the name of the chateau on the opposite side of the road. It was known as Castle Corneuil until the 19th century.

The beautiful landscape in this part of the Dordogne has hardly changed since the middle ages. Its marvellous sloping landscape with green hills, woods and meadows are still an inspiration for painters and photographers. You can enjoy it by bike, car, on horseback or in a canoe.

Also look at...

Golf course De La Preze www.golfdelapreze.com
This course is situated 30 minutes from Corneuil and our guests get a reduction of 10 % on the green fee.
Regional Tourist Information www.pays-nontronnais.com Further information about the region and activities can be found at the site of the regional tourist information.
Local tourist information www.mareuil-en-perigord.fr and www.perigordvert.com
All-France.com  a site with information about the land, tourism, travel, accommodation, scenery and much more!

Regional Tourist information is available at our reception.
 

Climate

The hills and woods remain green, even in very dry summers. In summer the sun shines for long periods. Although the evenings are mild the dawn can be cool following a clear starry night, so each day starts refreshed with a crisp cool air, which rapidly warms to enable breakfast outside.

 

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Great stuff ...

Corneuil located near the regional park 'Périgord-Limousin. In this context, there are the following attractions:

  • various botanical gardens (including lilies and orchids)
  • outside these gardens are also in the open field several interesting plant and flower species to find. Even in the field of Corneuil are many wild flowers and orchids found
  • plateau de la Rochebeaucourt et Argentine, interesting cliff plateau (walking)
  • Grotte de Villars
  • caves and church of St. Pardoux
  • much by the 'park' marked quiet walks and cycling
  • in the wild to see: serpent eagle, otter, crayfish, terrapin

 

and beyond the regional park are the following attractions:

  • Regional castles route (by car or bicycle) directly from Corneuil (castles to visit)
  • street fairs and markets, including a number of vivid and striking (Riberac, Brantome, Perigueux, Nontron)
  • many charming Romanesque churches,
  • various cognac and wine chateaux
  • Périgueux 40 km, capital of the Dordogne; market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Beautiful old town with many cafes, shops and museums and churches
  • Angoulême, 35 km, capital of the dep. Charente: lively city with impressive high Teves chill. Churches, museums, shops. Station SNCF / TGV Paris
  • to Limoges, 80 km, capital of Haute Vienne, porcelain
  • Brantôme, 25 km, with any sense of exaggeration 'Venice of Perigord "is mentioned. Cathedral and monastery (see photo).
  • Nontron, 15 km, known to visit knife factory
  • Aubeterre, 35 km, world famous cathedral in the rock (photo)
  • Oradour, impressive museum village where the effects of World War 2 have been maintained (educational) ,
  • several historically important villages and towns, as Bourdeille, St. Pardoux
  • large number of museums in different areas (within 50 km radius., nature, culture, history, entertainment, crafts, etc)
  • lake St. Estephe