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The Fénelon area

The Fénelon area, where nature meets patrimony

Looking for an escapade in a natural setting? Look no further than the Fénelon area!
A true gateway to the Périgord Noir, this area is located along the border between Lot and Corrèze, just a few minutes from Sarlat


The Fénelon area,

a natural destination par excellence

If you love hiking, get ready to explore the 250 km (155 mi) of walking and hiking circuits that criss-cross the Fénelon area.
Opt for a bike trip along the greenway, located along the former railway.

As you follow the river, admire the landscape around you!
The Dordogne Valley, listed with UNESCO as part of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, is home to incomparable fauna and flora.
And because the Fénelon area doesn’t stop there, discover other protected sites such as the Beunes and Enéa Valleys, which bear the Natura 2000 label.

What about a jaunt through one of the most beautiful gardens of the Périgord?
The Jardins d’Eyrignac are not-to-be-missed. These listed “Remarkable Gardens” offer 10 ha (24 acres) of plant sculptures and seven magnificent gardens. Continue on to the Jardins de Cadiot or the Jardins d’eau inCarsac!


The incomparable historic patrimony

of the Périgord Noir

It’s unanimous: the famous Château de Fénelon is a true essential for visitors interested in history.
Step through the gateway of the fortress and discover the décors of this 13th-century building, rebuilt in the 15th and 17th centuries.
Along the tour, you’ll understand why the castle earned a star in the Michelin Green Guide!
Finish with a permanent exhibition on the history of the archbishop and writer Fénelon.

Go on to discover a little treasure called Château de Lacypierre in Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet.
Even from the outside, it is architecturally spectacular, with its ochre stones and an impressive thackstone roof typical of the Périgord.
The current owners will welcome you for a touching guided tour that transports you back to the 15th and 17th centuries…