Le Château de Fonrives
DISCOVER THE PERIGORD
From the Château de Fonrives campsite, you can quickly access the loveliest tourist spots in the Périgord. If you’re a fan of cultural visits, sporting activities or discovering new types of food, you’ll enjoy a holiday that offers a real change of scenery.
AN IDEAL LOCATION AT THE GATES TO THE PÉRIGORD
The Château de Fonrives campsite welcomes guests to an exceptional authentic setting on the border of the Périgord. South-West France offers a real change of scenery packed with natural and cultural riches. Children and adults alike will marvel at the variety of scenery and breathtaking views on offer. For an unforgettable break, plan a holiday that combines great food, a relaxing lifestyle and traditions as well as numerous festivals. Shaped by the hand of man, the region is full of must-see tourist sites. Throughout the day, you can alternate between famous châteaux and prehistoric caves. In the beautiful countryside or on amazing hiking trails, you’ll always find a river where you can cool off. Swimming, fishing or canoeing: you can choose from a multitude of water-based activities. The magic of the Dordogne casts its spell over everyone that sees it
THE CHÂTEAUX OF THE PÉRIGORD
During your holiday on our campsite, awaken your inner valiant knight. With friends or family, you can storm the many châteaux of the Lot-et-Garonne. Every outing is like a trip back in time. From one visit to the next, you can cross the centuries and immerse yourself in mediaeval times. Among the most beautiful places packed with history, the châteaux of Biron, Bridoire, Monbazillac, Bonaguil, Gavaudun and Castelnaud will amaze visitors of every age. At the Château des Milandes, you can discover the twists and turns of the surprising life of the famous Josephine Baker.
THE CAVES OF SOUTH-WEST FRANCE
Take advantage of your stay at the Château de Fonrives campsite to unravel the mysteries of the underground world. Immerse yourself in the mysterious subterranean world by visiting the most beautiful caves in the region.
In Montignac, a 17,000-year journey back in time awaits you. Known all over the world, the Lascaux Cave bears witness to the art left by Cro-Magnon man. In various parts of the cave, you can see the carvings and paintings of animals that adorn the walls of the cave.
If you’re interested in geology, head for the caves of Lastournelle and Fontirou. The tour will allow you to walk amidst limestone formations created over more than 30 million years. As you pass from one chamber to another, you’ll be amazed by the different shapes of the stalagmites and stalactites.
THE NATURE OF SOUTH-WEST FRANCE
If you want to explore the beautiful landscapes and treat yourself and your family to a magical break, prepare to be lulled by the gentle scenery of the gardens located near the Château de Fonrives campsite.
Perched on the old fortified château, the Panoramic Gardens overlook the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. From the gardens, you can enjoy an incredible 360° view across the rooftops of the mediaeval village of Limeuil, classified as one of “the most beautiful villages in France”.
The Latour-Marliac water lily garden offers you a magical change of scenery.
In Marqueyssac, the hanging gardens are the perfect opportunity to take a break in a place that is as picturesque as it is romantic.
Finally, in Planbuisson, the impressive bamboos will stimulate the imagination of visitors of every age. These gardens are open to the public and are now a must-see in the Dordogne.
HOLIDAYS BY THE RIVERSIDE
For a refreshing holiday in the Périgord, indulge yourself in the pleasures of water. Take the time to explore the Dordogne during your holiday in Rives. Trips to the countryside in the heart of exceptional natural scenery by boat or gabarre, canoe trips from one château to another, everyone will find their favourite holiday activity on the waters of the Dordogne. For a sporting or relaxing holiday, choose the water-based activities that suit your ideal style of holiday in South-West France.
Because holidays are also a chance to explore the culture of a region, take advantage of the dream location of the Château de Fonrives campsite to visit some of the local museums.
A lover of history? Discover the famous museum of prehistory in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and immerse yourself in the Palaeolithic era.
Foodies should visit the Prune Museum(Lafitte-sur-Lot) and the Walnut Museum (Castelnaud-la-Chapelle) for a memorable gourmet getaway. Adults and children, enthusiastic or simply curious, one thing is certain: South-West France casts its spell on all visitors.
THRILLING EXPERIENCES NEAR THE CAMPSITE
Thrill-seekers can indulge their passion throughout their holiday. Not far from the Château de Fonrives campsite, there’s a go-karting track, a paintball park, an amusement park, treetop adventure courses and climbing walls to get your adrenaline pumping.
The departments of Nouvelle-Aquitaine are full of natural wonders. All around our campsite, there are trails leading you to the most beautiful spots in South-West France. Along the banks of the Dordogne, in the forest or around beautiful little villages, every outing brings its share of surprises and wonder. During your hikes, be sure to stop off in the quaint little villages that typify the region. Monflanquin and its legendary Place des Arcades, the mediaeval village of Pujols overlooking the Lot Valley, and Belvès with its seven bell towers await you for a well-deserved break.
DON’T FORGET THE WATER PARK AT THE CHATEAU DE FONRIVES CAMPSITE...