DAYS OUT

Doumailhac is fairly equidistant from limoges, Perigreux and Angouleme, so the options for visiting any of these beautiful, historic small cities are endless.

There is ancient and modern history all around, the Route de Richard coeur de lion is close by http://www.tourisme-hautevienne.co.uk/node/112. The infamous village of Oradour-sur-Glane is unique in Europe: a fully preserved, ruined village that was the site of the worst Nazi massacre of civilians carried out on French soil.

There are golf courses at:

http://www.legreensaintlazare.com/

www.Golf-Porcelaine.com

http://www.golfdesaintjunien.com/index.php

Lascaux Cave complex

http://www.lascaux-dordogne.com/en/lascaux-cave is a good day out, you may need to prebook for an english tour.

For some exciting water based adventures the new Centre-Aquatique-Limoges-Metropole looks well worth a visit.

These are just a few options, the tourist information office in Oradour-sur-Vrayes will have many other ideas.

Limoges Brocante

Limoges Brocante

Limoges

Is a small charming city, so easy to get around and well worth a day out. The Quartier de la Boucherie is a Unesco heritage site, if you visit Les Halles (wonderful indoor food market) and meander down the lane, the butcher's quarter is near the bottom. Some quaint shops and a beautiful church.

There is a busy monthly brocante on the second Sunday of every month in Limoges. It is all around the cathedral area and well worth a visit. A lovely day out if combined with a visit to the magnificent Gothic cathedral and lunch.

Limoges has a botanical gardens, the Jardin botanique de l'Evêché, it is located behind the Cathedral and Musée de l'Evêché in Limoges, It is open daily without charge

Angouleme Museum

Angouleme Museum

Angoulême

Is another charming small city. It is balanced on a rocky ridge above the Charente River. Angoulême is a stone-built city blessed with distant views of the Charente and the Anguinne Valleys.

In September it hosts the Circuit des Remparts, the annual classic car race, weekend-long events see classic cars hurtling around the ancient, twisting roads, well worth a visit for any historic racing enthusiast’s diary!

In January you can come for the second-largest comic festival in Europe, where international masters of the art-form have given talks and accepted awards.

And the rest of the time there’s a great mix of history, markets, shops and restaurants.

Brantome

Brantome

Brantome

is a pretty town near the northern edge of the Dordogne department, the town has a mix of medieval and renaissance architecture to admire. The town is classed as one of 'les Plux Beaux Detours' in France.The Benedictine Abbey on the river's edge is superb and this along with the old stone bridge, weir and pretty mill.

The church belfry in Brantome was built in the 11th century and is the oldest to be found in France, it stands on a rocky outcrop at the bottom of a cliff.

The weekly Friday market is well attended and a great chance to lunch by the river and people watch.