The answer? ..So much and you will probably not be able to see it all in your stay!
Whether you are looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing so you can unwind, or you require a holiday with activities for everyone; perhaps canoeing down the Dordogne, there is something for everyone within easy reach of Masclat.
Masclat village offers a tennis court, bar, restaurant and bakery. Cycle hire is available with cycle tracks along the old disused railway line to Sarlat and Souillac. Horse riding and a nine hole golf course are nearby. Many more restaurants are within a short car journey and we will be happy to suggest a few which we think are worth a visit.
Our location means that you benefit from the Dordogne river being within walking distance or a short drive / bicycle ride. Canoes can be hired for a meander down the river or you may simply wish to have a dip in the river, sunbathe or take a picnic with you.
If you would rather explore the local area, we can provide maps or directions on some local walks and have bikes available for hire on request.
We are perfectly situated for visiting popular tourist locations such as the medieval town of Sarlat, with its twice weekly market, art galleries, exhibitions, cathedral and street entertainment of all kinds. The Dordogne valley, often known as the 'Perigord Noir' region includes the pretty village of La Roque-Gageac, with an impressive cliff on one side and its pretty river frontage, is one of the most striking villages along the Dordogne. If you have a few spare hours, you can take a trip along the Dordogne river in a boat and learn about the history and stories of the past. If you prefer to see the amazing sights from above, you may wish to book a hot air balloon ride at Montgolfière du Périgord.
Further along the valley, visit the castle of Castelnaud, which houses the medieval war museum or Chateau Beynac - built in stages above the water's edge. Nearby Domme is a captivating bastide town, with its old stone houses, standing on a towering hill overlooking the peaceful meandering river Dordogne and countryside.
The Lot has various towns such as Cahors which is well worth a visit and well known for the wine that it produces. The Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy provides plenty of information on the Lot area. You may wish to visit the Water Park at Souillac for a dip in the pool and slide down the flumes.
The spectacular medieval village of Rocamadour, dramatically sited on a steep rock face in the gorge of the Alzou provides a great day out for everyone. Experience the magic of the village and it's breathtaking scenery. Perhaps sample some Rocamadour goats cheese! You could also stop off on route to see the Prehistological Animal Park in Gramat.
If you are interested in local history, you may like to visit the Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux. Alternatively you can travel through beautiful countryside and visit some of the most important prehistoric sites in France, the famous cave paintings of Lascaux or visit the prehistoric musueum at Les Eyzies and the spectacular caves in the surrounding area, such as the Gouffre de Padirac, Font-de-Gaume, Les Combarelles and the Grand Roc.
Along with its castles, churches, gardens, pretty villages, produce and craft markets and variety of activities, this is the perfect holiday destination.