Gourdon is a friendly town with a population of 5000. As well as the large Saturday market there are additional markets throughout the summer, selling local farm produce and hand-made crafts. There is a series of themed gardens in the medival quarter, which are open all year round and are free to visit.
The town hosts several events throughout the year from flea markets to music recitals and medieval reinactments.
It is possible to travel to Gourdon by train. (See map below). There is bike hire available in the town and some great cycle routes to follow. In summer there is an open-air heated swimming pool, which includes a childrens pool and free tennis courts. The town also has a 2 screen cinema with some films showing in the original English. The nearby lake has a playground and it is possible to swim, with lifeguards in the summer. Gourdon is surrounded by spectacular countryside and there are some good walks to do. We keep a small cool box, thermos and picnic things in the cottages to help with your days out.

To get here there are 5 possible airports (Brive-Dordogne, Bergerac, Limoges, Toulouse and Rodez) as well as the train (Paris-Toulouse line) so getting here is easy. The town is just 20 minutes west of the main A20 motorway. We would be happy to advise on your travel plans if you let us know where you will be coming from.