The Périgord Noir is the distinctive Dordogne country: deep-cut valleys enclosed by the water-smooth cliffs the rivers have eroded., with fields of maize and sunflowers and dense oak woods. Plantations of walnut trees, flocks of grey geese and prehistoric-looking stone huts called bories are hallmarks of the Périgord Noir.
It is a region of rivers, with the majestic Dordogne and Vézère winding their way through unspoilt landscapes and varied scenery offering the perfect backdrop for all sorts of outdoor activities.
In the valley of the Vézère the overhanging cliffs are riddled with caves that have been used as dwellings and sanctuaries for thousands of years. It was here that the first skeletons of Cro-Magnon people were unearthed in 1868, and here, too, that an incredible wealth of archeological and artistic evidence of the late Stone Age people has since been found.
The prehistoric cave paintings are the absolute highlight of Périgord Noir, remarkable not only for their great age, but also for their exquisite colouring and the skill with which they are drawn. There are many renowned prehistoric sites such as Lascaux, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and Sireul, among others.
In the Périgord Noir, gastronomy is a way of life. Nature has blessed the region with an abundance of excellent produce. A huge selection of delicious regional produce can be admired and tasted at the many local markets held in the Périgord Noir.
The Périgord Noir, with Sarlat, one of the most famous towns for medieval art and history in France, in its centre, is renowned for its gastronomic traditions, relaxed way of life and internationally renowned cultural sights.
Wasn’t it time to come and see for yourself…
In 1998 I moved to Marquay near Sarlat and I knew then that I had finally found what I had been looking for, my piece of paradise in the Périgord Noir.
My two passions in life have always been restoring old properties and cooking. The latter I did professionally. During my years in England together with my partner, we owned and ran a successful restaurant, and no surprise it was French cuisine. Later when I lived in Mijas in southern Spain I started an outside catering business. Then I moved to a ski resort in the French Alps and opened a Piano Bar.
I loved the mountains and enjoyed skiing in the winter and long mountain tours in the summer but still I was searching………… until the day I arrived here in the Perigord.
Now cooking has become my favourite hobby. I can take time to search for the special ingredient in one of the many markets abundant with colors and flavours.
My other passion, restoring old properties, which until recently was just a hobby, has now become an important part of my life. I am happy that working as an agent for LI gives me the opportunity to discover many beautiful properties and meet interesting people.
If I can help you to find your dream house then, I would say, I have really and truly succeeded.
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Magnificent domain of 23 acres with its Château and gentilhommière converted into a luxurious 125 bed complex.
19th century Château with B&B rooms, gites and swimming pool. This imposing estate is unique . . .
92866 M2 land
Magnificently presented property dating back to the 12th century set in beautiful gardens with the most amazing 360° vie
Stunning country estate comprising main house with owner's accommodation and 4 superb guest . . .
34807 M2 land
Substantial contemporary house, 2 guest houses, studio, pool, in an elevated position on the edge of the lively market
Large income potential for this immaculate property. Main house with 9 bedrooms and . . .
24058 M2 land
Beautiful 17th century character property, consisting of three houses with two swimming pools, arranged around a charming courtyard near Sarlat.
Near: MARCILLAC ST QUENTIN
1654 M2 land
Imposing 18th century property surrounded by 66 acres of forest and meadow with beautiful views of the Perigord Noir country side.
The barn has been subject to a complete high quality refurbishment and is now the principal . . .
263964 M2 land
Plot of land to built with SHON 7398 m², at 350m from the centre of Sarlat
Possibility to built a senior residence with 2 flats furnished into 56 houses, in the . . .
24586 M2 land
Early 20th century mansion with independent gîte complex surrounded by 9 acres of garden, meadow and forest in a small village with restaurants ...
If you are looking for a lifestyle business which will hold its value then this is the place . . .
37190 M2 land
CHATEAU whose origins date back to the 11th century, situated on a hill in the heart of the Black Périgord.
Superb and authentic castle, surrounded by almost 2 acres of land and enjoying beautiful . . .
8190 M2 land
Superb stone property situated in 8,5 acres of park and garden with stunning views over the Dordogne valley.
This amazing property comprises : Manor house, four gites, two barns, swimming pool, sauna, . . .
34445 M2 land
A beautifully restored former monastery farm in a rural setting but within walking distance of a small town in the Perigord Noir.
Extensive accommodation with 7 bedrooms and bathrooms/WC en-suite, various outbuildings, . . .
3802 M2 land
Stunning Perigordine country property with lake, positioned in the centre of 60 acres of peaceful meadows and woodland in the Perigord Noir.
Large farmhouse dating in parts back to the 18th century, 3 gîtes and pigeonnier around a . . .
258374 M2 land
BLACK PERIGORD - Building in the middle of Sarlat , run as a restaurant with terraces, and a flat on 2 levels, rarefull.
BLACK PERIGORD - Classified building in Sarlat on 3 levels, very good commercial location and . . .
150 M2 land
Enchanting property, to discover! An outstanding and beautifully restored residence of character set within 6 acres of gardens near the small ...
Beautiful residence full of character comprising a main house with five bedrooms, a barn . . .
23931 M2 land
In the heart of one of the most beautiful villages of France a beautiful stone house with garden and swimming pool and breathtaking view over the ...
Hard to beat. It simply has everything, charm, character, comfort, view, rental potential. . . .
Near: BEYNAC ET CAZENAC
357 M2 land
Superb 19th century stone built country house with panoramic views in the heart of the Perigord Noir
Without doubt an elegant, substantial and imposing property of splendid proportions. Nestled . . .
47886 M2 land
Magnificent country house, exuding French charm and sophistication. Close to Sarlat the uncrowned capital of the Dordogne.
If you are looking for a genuine périgourdine property then this is for you. It has it all : . . .
6829 M2 land
Enormous potential for this 18th century manor house, well known hotel/restaurant complex, now unoccupied for several years, situated in 11 acres ...
A manor house dating from the 18th century, a former mill and forge converted into . . .
44033 M2 land
Exquisite village property, with origins dating back to the 12th century, for sale between Bergerac and Sarlat.
This painstakingly renovated “Maison de Maitre” is a Pandora’s box of exceptional historical . . .
45217 M2 land
OUTSTANDING PROPERTY. Main house and 2 gîtes, swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym. Beautiful gardens, countryside views. Highly income generating.
Superb Dordogne stone property ensemble, very well located, offering an established . . .
4737 M2 land
Fully renovated mill property with swimming pool, pond, 18000m2 of land, only 10mns drive from Sarlat.
This old mill property with 5 bedrooms has been completely renovated and can easily be . . .
17976 M2 land