Sauveterre, the nearest village to Ferouailles, is a five-minute drive away. There you will find all essential needs.   There is an organic butcher, fabulous patisserie, two general stores, chemist, coffee shop and bar. Superstores are an easy twenty-minute drive from Ferouailles.

The region is rich in gastronomic, historical and activity experiences, which include golf, horse riding, fishing, go karting, quad biking, kayaking etc. all of which can be easily organized.


Ferouailles is surrounded by the region's picturesque Bastides, the name given to these classic medieval villages. www.pays-des-bastides.com

The nearest and most historic of these is at Monpazier. On market day the square is filled with in-season fruit and vegetables, cheeses, and roasted chicken and hams cooked and ready to take home for lunch.

Nearby, another local Bastide well worth visiting is Monflanquin, with its vast selection of restaurants featuring both traditional south-western produce, as well as brasseries offering a variety of food for all appetites www.monflanquin-tourisme.com

There are also many elegant chateaux and historic castles nearby, the most famous of these, Bonaguil castle, which with a restaurant sitting at its foot, is a ten-minute drive through the countryside from Ferouailles. Go to www.bonaguil.org


Southwest France has so many wonderful sights to visit. The 300-mile Dordogne River travels through the countryside with stunning Bastides appearing at regular intervals.

The Dordogne, otherwise known as the Black Perigord, is steeped in gastronomy and a history of many famous battles. As well as the English and French, Visigoths, Arabs, Vikings, Cathars and Crusaders have all fought here, giving rise to the existence of the 1000 castles reported to be found in the Dordogne. www.perigordnoir.com

Towns along the Dordogne River offer many activities including kayaking, fishing, canoeing, boat rides, water ski-ing, swimming and much more.  Typical of these is Sarlat.www.sarlat-tourisme.com

The Perigord Noir is famous as much for its history as its cuisine.  The region has an abundance of excellent produce such as foie gras, truffles, ceps, sweet chestnuts, walnuts, preserved duck and goose products, goat's cheese, beautiful fruit and vegetables, strawberries, pastries and of course gorgeous wine.