Siorac-en-Perigord, Dordogne village

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Visit Siorac-en-Perigord

Siorac-en-Perigord is a quiet town on the edge of the Perigord noir region. It is situated between Belves and St-Cyprien.

Exploring Siorac-en-Perigord

Siorac en Perigord isn't a major tourist site in itself but it is close to both the Vezere valley and all its pre-historic sites and to one of the most popular stretches of the Dordogne from St-Cyprien to Sarlat. It therefore makes for a peaceful base if you wish to visit this area.

In the village is a chateau with a very impressive Mansard roof. (A Mansard roof is a style you see often in France where each side of the roof has two differently sloping sections). As well as the mairie the chateau is home to a Museum of Culinary Art and Table Decorations which is open from April to the end of November.

The general architecture in the village is very pleasant with golden yellow stone and terracotta roof tiles. One of the more attractive buildings is the Relais du Perigord Noir with its long shady terraces and it too has a Mansard roof.

There is an impressive large stone bridge at Siorac-en-Perigord which was built in the late 19th century.

The best time to visit Siorac is on a Wednesday morning which is market day and a good place to pick up locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables.

Near to Siorac-en-Perigord

Le Buisson-de-Cadouin is close to Siorac and is home to the incredible bamboo garden - Les Bamboos de Planbouisson - which has a garden covering 1.5 hectares and featuring a wonderful collection of bamboos and grasses.

Also at Le Buisson are the Grottes de Maxange which are caves with a display of stalactites and stalagmites including a display of quite rare tiny stalactites which grow in twisting shapes and not just downwards.

If it's a hot day then Le-Buisson-de-Cadouin has a river beach and is a good place to stop for a picnic and a swim.

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