This 5* Park Village de Montmarsis is located in the Lot department and borders directly on the Dordogne region. The hilly Lot is characterized by beautiful meadows, lakes and forests. It is lovely to walk here and enjoy authentic villages, where time seems to stand still. The Dordogne has impressive rock walls, fortresses and castles. Both regions have been one of the most important tourist regions in France for many years. On a hill near the town of Gourdon, in an oasis of beauty, freedom and tranquility, you will find "Parc Village de Montmarsis".
"Parc Village de Montmarsis" is an ideally base for countless sights. The original fortified town of Gourdon is the capital of the Bouriane region. In the past, the Lords of Toulouse had their hunting castle here, on a rocky hill. At that time Gourdon had wide fortress walls. They have now disappeared. Where the fortress walls stood, there is now a pleasant boulevard with restaurants and boutiques. Some remnants of the past remain, such as the city gate “Porte du Majou”.
For all these reasons, many come back, year after year, to Village de Montmarsis to spend their holidays here...
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The holiday homes for 4 persons are tastefully and comfortably furnished. The houses are located at a considerable distance from each other so that there is sufficient privacy. In between the houses are beautiful flowering shrubs and bushes. Because the houses are built against a slope, each house has a beautiful view.
Furnishing holiday cottage
In the living room there is a cozy sitting area where you can relax. The flat screen TV has a large number of international channels (incl. UK/FR/NL/BE channels) and of course there is free WiFi in every house with your own WIFI code.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has the following appliances: fridge with freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, (combi) microwave and ceramic hub.
There are 2 bedrooms, both with two comfortable single beds (some houses have the 2nd bedroom with a bunk bed and an extra bed). All bedrooms have closet space.
The bathroom has a shower, sink and washing machine. The toilet is separate.
From the livingroom it gives you access to the spacious terrace, with sun beds for you to enjoy. The terrace is largely covered so you can sit in the sun or shade. You have a garden area situated around the house for your private use.
We would like to mention the following:
- arrival and departure in the high season on Saturday, in the other period on all days
- bed linen € 9.50 p.p.
- the tourist tax is € 0.88 p.p.p.n. > 18 years
- the deposit is € 300 and can be paid by credit card, bank card or cash
- your dog is welcome in some houses (€ 10,00 per night)
- house cleaning € 84.00
- a preferred booking for a certain house is possible (4% on top of the rental sum)
- more information can be found under the tab "Practical information"
- optional items such as towels, baby items or (Weber) BBQ can be requested when you make the booking
Lot – Dordogne area
Region Sarlat - Cahors - Souillac
Sarlat-la-Canéda is half an hour's drive from Gourdon, the capital of the Dordogne with its historic center and the busy regional market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
There are beautiful places around Gourdon. To the east there is the “Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy”, with the famous places Rocamadour and Saint Cirq-Lapopie. In the south is the famous city of Cahors, known for its robust Cahors wines. To the west are “les plus beaux villages de France” places like Montfort, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Belvès and Villefranche. Between all this places flow the rivers Lot and Dordogne, on which you can kayak and canoe.
One of the largest departments in France is the Dordogne. The department has the same name as the river that flows through it and that rises in the Auvergne from the rivers Dorde and Dogne. The tourist region of Dordogne is seen broader than the departmental borders.
The Dordogne is one of the longest rivers in France at about 500 km. From the Massif Central, from the confluence of the Dorde and the Dogne, it leads through the departments of Puy-de-Domme, Corrèze, Dordogne and Gironde to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Dordogne was originally of great importance for the transport of goods by boat. Because large parts along the river are very rough, the boats, la Gabare, were taken apart at the end (Lalinde) and brought back by horse and carriage to the starting point up the river.
At Souillac she enters the Dordogne department. Along beautiful cliffs to Le Cingle de Montfort (a large loop in the river) and Domme. Then along La Roque Gageac and the valley of the 5 castles, Lacoste, Castelnaud, Marqueussac, Fayrac and Beynac to Limeuil where the Vézère meets the Dordogne. Then towards Bergerac and on to the Atlantic coast.
For many tourists, the Dordogne is a great challenge to view by canoe or kayak. These can be rented at many locations along the river, to make a day trip or hike. To navigate the river more calmly, you can take a boat trip in a Gabarre steps. The river can also be easily followed by bicycle or car.
Canoeing in the Dordogne
Discover the Dordogne region from the water. The Perigord Noir area along the Dordogne is particularly busy. But the other rivers, including La Dronne, L’Isle and Vézère, are also excellent for canoeing and kayaking and it is considerably quieter here.
Quietly paddling along steep cliffs, pebble beaches along the banks, almost untouched nature, many canoeists have seen the kingfisher fly in person and admired castles from the water. It is discovering the area from a completely different angle. Various distances are possible from the rental location, often with the choice of being taken back from a point downstream by minibus or first taken from the location to a point upstream.
Hiking during the holidays in the Lot / Dordogne
The Lot and the Dordogne have great hiking areas. There are relatively flat areas and parts with more height differences, plenty of choices. There are often beautiful views from the higher parts.
In the villages, walking routes have often been set out from the center (“Le Bourg”: center of the village, village square) (Petites Randonnées, Circuits) that lead along the nicer parts in the area and back to the starting point. There are also the Grande Randonnées, these are the longer routes that also lead from village to village. From the next village, another Grand Randonnée can be followed. The routes are freely accessible.