Routes and Trails

Judging by its quiet appearance, it would be easy to assume that Montferrand-du-Périgord, where Le Blanquier is located, is a remote village in the middle of nowhere. Keep reading and think again.




Our village of Montferrand-du-Périgord is situated on the GR36 – hiking trail across France from the English channel to the Pyrenees. It is a great recognition of our beautiful surroundings, suitable for gentle hiking through forests and quaint villages. You can borrow our hiking maps to explore smaller local walking trails as well. To learn more about the GR (Grande Randonnée / or Great Hike) visit this very detailed website.



The road network in the south of the Dordogne is quieter than in the neighbouring areas around Sarlat and Bergerac, which makes it perfect for cycling and bike-riding. There is an intertwining mesh of country lanes to satisfy your longing for those rolling hills of the French countryside. It is a mix of everything you could wish for: meadows and forests, villages and hamlets, rivers and lakes, sunflower fields and vineyards. There are plenty of places to stop for refreshments or more substantial meals. We would be more than happy to let you use our secure barn to store your bikes, motorbikes and trailer.



There are several ways through France on the Way of St. James (Chemin de Saint-Jacques / Camino de Santiago), the mythical pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Since mediaeval times the local abbeys of Cadouin and Saint-Avit-Sénieur have attracted religious pilgrims, thus establishing one of the pilgrimage routes through our area. The abbeys are worth the visit for a quiet recharge in their cool stone halls. The cloister of the abbey in Cadouin is protected by UNESCO. 



We also love the fact that in less than 15 minutes’ drive you can reach picturesque villages like Monpazier, Beaumont, Saint-Avit-Sénieur, Cadouin, and Belvès. Of course, you can do your shopping there, but take a moment to look and actually see the old houses, the busy bakeries and delightful cafés, the artisan’s workshops and little antique shops full of curiosities. 

So, what do you think now, are we really in the middle of nowhere, or is this the perfect location for your holiday in the Dordogne? So much to do and see, where would you start?