The region

Activites and places to visit close to Malagorse…

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The Manoir’s privileged location makes it the ideal base for exploring the Dordogne valley and the historic sites of the Lot. It’s also the ideal base for a host of outdoor activities. There’s so much to choose from… Discover our selection of interesting places to visit within an hour of Malagorse.


5km from Malagorse, you can embark by canoe on one of the most beautiful rivers in France: the Dordogne.

From your canoe you will discover incredible landscapes, stunning limestone cliffs, castles….You should make the most of it by stopping off at the many secluded beaches lining the river to have a swim, a picnic or to sunbathe…

(Children allowed from the age of 6)

Canoë sur la rivière Dordogne

terrain de golf


Souillac Country Club (20 mins)
A challenging and scenically beautiful 18 hole course with panoramic views of the countryside.

Brive Golf Course (30 mins)
18 hole course – technically difficult requiring analysis & reflexion.

Montal Golf Club (45 mins)
9 hole course with wonderful views of Chateau Montal.

Coiroux Golf Club (Aubazine) (55 mins)
Beautiful location, this 18 hole course wraps around a forest & lake.


Malagorse is a perfect base for cycling enthusiasts.

Road Cycling : Bike hire can be arranged locally, it can be quite hilly so for those less avid cyclist, electric bikes are a great compromise.

Mountain Biking: We have some fabulous MTB routes to explore directly from Malagorse, ask us for maps & advice.

Vélo VTT

Randonnée pédestre


Experience the charm and beauty of the Lot & Dordogne region on foot.

Amazing views over the river Dordogne or along the shaded banks of the river Ouysse.

Walks possible directly from Malagorse or circular routes within a short car journey.

We have a great choice of local maps & routes available to suit all abilities.

Towns & villages

Martel (10 min drive)
Martel enchants visitors with its medieval charm, cobblestone streets wind through the village, lined with half-timbered houses adorned with colorful shutters. Martel’s main square, Place des Consuls, is a focal point, where locals gather for the Wednesday & Saturday markets. Steeped in history, Martel boasts ancient fortifications and the impressive Saint-Maurice Abbey. There is a fantastic choice of restaurants & lively bars.

Souillac (10 min drive)
A local market town which has a wonderful market under the handsome ‘Halles’ on a Friday. The church of Sainte-Marie is one of the jewels of Romanesque sculpture and architecture in the Midi Pyrenées. You can find all the major amenties here.

Rocamadour (30 min drive)
Rocamadour is renowned for its captivating beauty and rich history. Perched dramatically on a limestone cliff overlooking the Alzou River gorge, its origins trace back to the 12th century when it became a major pilgrimage site due to the discovery of an ancient relic, the perfectly preserved body of Saint Amadour. The village is a harmonious blend of architectural marvels, with narrow cobblestone streets leading to ancient chapels, monasteries, and the towering castle perched atop the cliff.

village pittoresque

Marché de village

Marché local de producteur


All the markets are in the mornings until midday.

  • Martel – Wednesday & Saturday
  • Souillac – Friday
  • Gramat – Tuesday & Friday
  • Sarlat – Wednesday & Saturday


Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac
These 17th-century French gardens offer a dazzling blend of precise geometry and lush nature. Stroll through meticulously trimmed boxwood-lined pathways and exquisite flowerbeds. The Gardens are a masterpiece of landscape art, capturing the very essence of classical French beauty.

Château Marqueyssac
Nestled in the heart of the Dordogne Valley the gardens are a breathtaking display of topiary artistry, lush greenery and meticulously trimmed hedges. Winding pathways offer visitors a tranquil escape with panoramic views of the picturesque countryside and the Dordogne River below.

Jardins de Marqueyssac

Grotte à visiter

Gouffre de Padirac


Grottes de Lacave
The synthesis of French caves. There is train access to the caves, then embark on a walking tour through the extensive galleries to discover fairy-tale caverns and mesmerizing limestone formations.

Gouffre de Padirac
Take a trip in a small boat 103 m beneath the ground along 500m of river to explore this underground world. Continue on foot through vast galleries including the Cavern of the Great Dome ( 94m high). Three lifts take you down to this unique and grandiose wonder of nature.

Grottes de Cougnac
A captivating cave system renowned for its prehistoric paintings and formations. Discovered in 1949, it features stunning stalactites and stalagmites, some of which are over 10,000 years old. The cave’s walls are adorned with intricate depictions of prehistoric life, including drawings of bison, horses, and mammoths.

Grotte de Pech Merle
Located in the Lot, the cave is famous for its prehistoric paintings, which date back over 20,000 years. These paintings depict various animals, human figures, and abstract symbols, providing valuable insights into the lives and beliefs of ancient peoples. The cave also features impressive geological formations, including stalactites and stalagmites.


Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux
The chateau is a medieval fortress, dating back to the 12th century, it stands as a prime example of medieval military architecture. With its imposing walls, towers, and fortified gates, the château offers a glimpse into the strategic importance it once held in protecting the region. surrounding countryside.

Château de Montal
A Renaissance masterpiece built between 1519 and 1534, it showcases the elegant blend of late Gothic and early Renaissance architectural styles. Its intricate carvings, ornate ceilings, and beautiful gardens make it a captivating example of French Renaissance architecture. It was commissioned by Jeanne de Balsac.

Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
A medieval fortress situated high above the Dordogne River, it offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Originally built in the 12th century, the castle has undergone various reconstructions over the centuries. It played a significant role in the Hundred Years’ War and is now a popular tourist attraction, showcasing medieval weaponry and armor.

Château de Fénelon
Birthplace of François de Salignac, dating back to the 13th century, this picturesque fortress boasts a rich history and stunning architecture. Beautifully furnished and decorated rooms each in the style of a particular period from the 15th to the 19th century.

Château de Hautefort
A Loire château that has ended up in the Périgord by mistake! With its origins dating back to the 12th century, it underwent significant renovations in the 17th century, resulting in the elegant Renaissance-style structure seen today. It has opulent interior features with intricate furnishings, tapestries, and artwork. Surrounded by picturesque gardens and nestled in a lush landscape.


Visite touristique


Activités pour les enfants

Child friendly attractions

Préhisto-Dino Parc
A must for dinosaur lovers! The park tells the incredible story of the evolution of species. Walk through a forest, following a trail punctuated by 150 life-size representations.

Eco Parc du Rocher des Aigles
Translating to “Rock of the Eagles,” this sanctuary is home to a diverse array of majestic birds of prey. Visitors can witness awe-inspiring falconry displays showcasing the incredible agility and hunting prowess of these magnificent creatures. Set against the backdrop of rugged cliffs of Rocamadour.

La Forêt des Singes
Nestled within the enchanting landscapes of Rocamadour lies the Monkey Forest, a sanctuary where primates reign supreme. Here, amidst ancient trees and winding pathways, visitors encounter a thriving community of over 130 curious monkeys.

Wildlife parc – Gramat
This park offers visitors a unique opportunity to observe animals in a natural setting.With sprawling grounds and carefully designed habitats, the park provides a home for a diverse range of wildlife, including indigenous species like deer, boars, and birds of prey. Visitors can explore the park on foot along well-maintained trails.

Explore the fascinating exhibits showcasing a diverse array of reptiles from around the globe. From slithering snakes to majestic turtles, the sanctuary offers a unique opportunity to learn about these incredible creatures up close. The largest collection of reptiles in France.

Réserve zoologique de Calviac
Home to a diverse array of wildlife, and specialized in rare and endangered species.The reserve offers visitors an immersive experience in the animal kingdom. From majestic big cats to colorful birds and playful primates. Explore the park’s lush surroundings, learn about conservation efforts.