Village of Lanquais

This beautiful medieval village is situated in the Dordogne department of South West France, 1 km south of the mighty Dordogne river.

It is just 20 minutes from Bergerac Airport, and 2 hours from the regional Capital of Bordeaux. The bustling town of Lalinde with its bakeries, restaurants, weekly market & supermarkets is a 10 minute drive away. Alternatively you can cycle to the neighbouring village of Couze to join the locals and pick up your morning baguette.

Lanquais itself is dominated by an imposing Chateau which originates from the 14th Century and boasts later additions by the designer of the Louvre museum in Paris. Other historical buildings in the village include The Presbytery, the 12th Century church of the Notre Dame de L’Assumption and an ancient gaol.

The village has the benefit of a restaurant which is open year-round, offering local French cuisine and is popular with locals and visitors alike.


If you want to enjoy the many local walks, there is no need to take the car. Surrounded by forests and many kilometres of footpaths, the village has a fishing lake and is within walking distance of the Dordogne river. Local and National hiking and cycling routes pass through the village, offering a number of options for walkers and cyclists.

Dordogne & the Perigord

The Perigord is the ancient name for the Dordogne department of France.

Gourmet food, vineyards, markets of all descriptions, ancient villages, chateaux too numerous to list, prehistoric caves, the magnificent Dordogne and Vézère valleys, a rich history…. all are within a short drive for you to discover and explore.

There are many activities for you to enjoy, including hiking, cycling, boat trips, canoeing, golf, horse riding……


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