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                       About Excideuil                     
We are an established bed and breakfast having renovated our 19th century house in 2004 to welcome our guests to the Dordogne. We are situated in a town called Excideuil, which is the chief town of 14 communes. The town is steeped in history going back to the 11th century, with its gothic church and attractive 16th, 17th and 18th century houses.


The town has a castle, which is set high on a rocky promontory, and successfully repelled Richard the Lionheart on three different occasions - although the main castle is not open to the public it can be admired from the outside and there is a public area in the courtyard.
Every year an art exhibition runs from May to October,
featuring the work of local artists.



Thursday is market day, when the village leaps to life with the busiest market in the region when people come from miles around to trade and shop every week, and if markets are your thing, you can find one every day of the week in the area. 







Excideuil is also a popular venue for cycle races with the Tour De La Dordogne stopping here to use the town as a stage point.

There are stages of the Tour de France most years within driving distance.

But for a gentler ride rent a bike and explore the countryside, fish in the River Loue in season.

See the wide varieties of raptors (birds of prey), see the Hoopoes with their crested heads.



- Set in the rolling green countryside of the Northern Dordogne, the Perigord-Limousin Natural Park is nearby.

- Also worth a visit is Tourtoirac, a village to the south of Excideuil with the remains of an attractive abbey and the newly opened Grotte (Cave System)
With the tourist centres of Sarlat, Lascaux II and it's cave paintings,Limoges and it's potteries all within easy driving distance, Excideuil is an ideal centre for your holiday in the Dordogne.
Visit Oradour sur Glane, an entire village and it's population destroyed during World War 11, a lasting monument to it's inhabitants and the futility of war.