Activities on and around Domaine de Maziéras:
Enjoy long days of sunbathing on the large pool terrace, overlooking the wide valley. Maziéras has a heated salt water swimming pool and tenniscourt. You can visit the livery yard where you will find our horses and others that are trained daily by Lindsay, a professional dressage trainer. It is even possible to bring your own horse on your holiday. Please look for more information on this website.
The area is both wooded and with open fields to enjoy long walks, bike rides or rides on horseback.
You may encounter deer especially in the twilight when these animals come to the river la Crempse to drink. In the summer on your walks, you can pick blackberries, figs, hazelnuts, apples and pears.
Outside of the Domaine, you can visit nearby Château de Montréal or the many other castles in the area, also markets, brocantes and antique fairs. There are canoe trips on the Dordogne, boat hire, golf, museums, a zoo, a theme park, gardens, wine tasting and local product tasting. Local restaurants are of a very high standard, serving Périgourdine food and wine.
Surroundings: The Domaine is situated just outside of Issac with Post Office, bar/cafe, restaurant and bakery. A 10 minute drive away is the market town of Mussidan with shopping, supermarkets, Tourist Office, restaurants and banks etc.
The farm is situated between Bergerac on the River Dordogne and the River Isle to the north. The Isle Valley has been inhabited since prehistoric times and traces have been found of cave paintings near Sourzac as well as dolmens and standing stones.
To the north of the Isle lies the 50,000 hectare forest of La Double, a haven for wild life and with a large lake at Le Jemaye which has an artificial beach, water sports, nature trails, children’s play area, picnic tables, snack bar and restaurant and is truly worth a day out.
To the south lies Bergerac with its medieval town centre and charming timber framed stone houses, quaint alleys and old squares. Here you can take a boat trip on a traditional flat bottomed Gabare from the ancient port on the banks of the Dordogne, take the little train on a guided tour of the town or simply enjoy lunch and a stroll about.
Périgueux is also a 30 minute drive. A town in the same medieval style with a beautiful cathedral, shops and many outside restaurants for lunch and dinner in the summer.