La Marjilière
24170 Siorac-en-Périgord

The region

Siorac-en-Périgord is an old small village sitting by the famous Dordogne river. It is ideally situated between the towns of Périgueux, Bergerac and Sarlat in the heart of the Black Périgord in the Aquitaine region which became part of England in the 12th century after the wedding of Eleonora of Aquitaine with Henri Plantagenêt later sacred Henry II of England.

This important part of history has shaped the villages and castles of Périgord  : Beaumont, Monpazier, Molières were English bastides, whereas Villefranche, Villeréal, Montflanquin and Eymet were french.

Siorac is ideally situated to visit the castles of Beynac, Castelnaud, Marqueysac and Josephine Baker former Castle of Les Milandes. It is close to Les Eyzies, a village famous for the Fond de Gaume prehistoric paintings and caves ; it is at a stone-throw of Belvès troglodyte habitations and not far away from splendid old perigordian villages of Sarlat, La Roque-Gageac and Domme.

The famous vineyards of Pecharmant, Bergerac, Montbazillac, Cahors, are within an hour's drive whereas vintage chateau wines around St-Emilion and Bordeaux can be seen further out.

The Black Périgord has a deserved reputation for good local food, "foie gras" and black truffles and famous mushroom called "cèpe" (cep) that can be found in the forest of La Bessède (3km above Siorac)