This lovely little village was the backdrop for Claude Chabrol's thriller, Le Boucher.
It is a very pleasant village to wander through or stop for lunch. There are a couple of restaurants in the centre. Indeed one of the best restaurants in the Dordogne is in the centre of this peaceful little village. The Vieux Logis is a 4 star hotel with a michelin starred restaurant with an excellent reputation. Treat yourself if you get the chance!
There is a tiny stream running through the village with stone bridges to cross it and various houses overhanging it adding to the quiet charm of the village.
The church in the centre of the village is very tall and narrow inside. The stone inside has been painted cream and the stations of the cross are simple wooden crosses of a design similar to the celtic cross. Behind the alter are the remains of some frescoes. All in all a very simple and attractive interieur. The church was built in the 12th century and is all that remains of a monastery that once stood here.
The church had a defensive role and has a 'strong room' which served to shelter the villagers in times of attack.
On the edge of the village is a 12th century chapel, Saint-Hilaire Chapel which has been renovated by the locals.
There is also a 'plan d'eau' (place where you can take a dip in the water to cool down!) which is reputed for its water skiing.
Cingle de Tremolat
It is the Cingle to Tremolat that attracts the visitors though - you should follow the road called the Route du Cingle, for breathtaking views of the Dordogne. The cingle is a bend in the river giving the view of the Dordogne an extra dimension. There are lovely arched stone bridges crossing the river on each side of the bend.
The views from the Belvedere de Tremolat are magnificent.
Even better, cycle the Cingle de Tremolat - a bit steep going up but well worth the effort.
Places near to Tremolat
In the other direction is the Cingle de Limeuil, also very attractive.
The village of Limeuil is close by and is classified as one of "the most beautiful villages" of France.
Map of Tremolat & places to visit nearbyCycling 0km
Les Grottes de Maxange 7km
Les Jardins de Planbuisson 7km
Grotte de Bara Bahau 9km
Le Bugue 9km
The Aquarium 9km
Le Bournat 9km
Gouffre de Proumeyssac 9km
Saint Avit Senieur 11km
Coux et Bigaroque 12km
Montferrand du Perigord 14km
This page in French: Tremolat (version Francais)