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La Badoussie Markets
One of the great pleasures of a holiday in France is being able to browse at the local markets. As you wander, your senses will be aroused with the perfume of herbs and spices….here you will find quality fruit and vegetables at excellent prices, also meat, bread and cheese….in fact the perfect way to begin your holiday is to visit a local Sunday market in Daglan. There is a list at La Badoussie which states when and where markets are held during the week.

Château of Monbazillac

La Badouisse Chateau of Montbazillac The combination of Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle vine stock grown on the sun-kissed slopes of Monbazillac makes this wine one of the best known of the Bergerac wine producing region. After a visit to the Château there is complimentary wine tasting


La Badouisse Lascaux
Is the setting of a complex of caves famous for its Palaeolithic cave paintings which are estimated to be over 17,000 years old. In 1979 Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

La Roque Gageac

La Badoussie La Roque GageacOfficially classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages. Virtually unchanged in the last 300 years, this spectacular village is situated on the north bank of the river Dordogne and surrounded by troglodyte dwellings.


  • Panoramic view of skyline and French countryside
  • Stunning, private heated pool with a child safe solar powered roller cover.
  • Pool loungers and sunshades.
  • BBQ
  • Badminton and croquet
  • 4 acres of gardens and woodland to discover


  • High chair, travel cot, plastic bowls and beakers are provided
  • Children’s games, pool toys, DVD’s
  • Swings, climbing frame and slide
  • Table tennis



La Badoussie can sleep 10 people. There are 5 spacious bedrooms in all, three have king-size beds and the other two have twin beds. The bedrooms are situated in opposite ends of the house (3 at one end and 2 at the other), this makes it a perfect house for two families or for a group or simply to spread yourselves out. All beds have bedlinen from The White Company and bathroom towels and pool towels are provided.

Three of the bedrooms benefit from en-suite bathrooms with a further bathroom serving Bedrooms 4 and 5. All bathrooms have showers with one en-suite having both bath and shower facilities. There is a further downstairs cloakroom.



The spacious kitchen is well equipped and includes a range oven, microwave, large fridge, freezer and coffee maker.


There are options to eat in or out. The salon has a dining table with seating for 10. The kitchen also has a table and chairs and the ultimate is al fresco dining on the terrace watching the
sun go down.


There is a washing machine and separate tumble dryer in a lobby area. Ironing board and iron are provided too.

Reception Rooms

Reception Rooms

There are two separate reception rooms:

The Winter Sitting Room, which has a stunning 17th Century stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling and mezzanine. There is a log burning stove in the fireplace which makes this a lovely room for cosy evenings round the fire watching TV or listening to music.

The Summer Sitting Room has conservatory style seating and opens onto the terrace overlooking the pool and gardens.


The house has free WiFi, Satellite TV (with English channels), DVD player, an iPod docking station, with heating for the winter and fans for the summer.


La Badoussie DommeIs one of the most famous Bastides in the region, with most of its 13th Century ramparts, including three fortified gates, still intact. It was a one-time base for the Knights Templar, whose graffiti can still be seen in the towers by porte des tours (where they were imprisoned in 1307). The village is so picturesque that it has become quite touristy but the stunning panoramas of the Dordogne valley and river are worth a look.

Les Eyzies de Tayac

La Badoussie Les Eyzies de TayacIs the worlds undisputed Prehistoric Capital with numerous painted caves and proliferation of rock shelters. In the Vézère valley, between Les Eyzies and Montignac, there are over 200 Palaeolithic sites. The excellent (child friendly) museum exhibiting 400 years of human evolution is a must.