The village of St Sulpice d'Excideuil offers a taste of genuine France. With a population of just 335, the village offers a timeless quality with the majority of the villagers' families going back generations. It benefits from its rural location but is not isolated with city access just a short drive away.
St Sulpice d'Excideuil
The fortified 12th century church is at the heart of the village, with a small bar and bustling village shop opposite, stocking local produce, fresh bread and food essentials. You can be sure of a warm welcome from Florence and have the opportunity to test out your very best French!
Visitors to the village are welcomed to numerous events throughout the year, including concerts, the annual Randonee Gourmande ( a 10km evening walk with food and wine stops) in July and a night market in August, where alfresco dining is enjoyed under the stars, seated at long trestle tables.
There are numerous marked walks eminating from St Sulpice d'Excideuil and the other surrounding villages. We have maps you can borrow to help you explore this beautiful corner of France.
There are so many options for eating out here from 1*Michelin fine dining establishments to truckers cafés where a 4 course lunch with wine costs as little as €14. Previous guests recommend the following in particular:
This area is renowned for its passion for food and top-quality produce. The local town, Thiviers, is self-proclaimed as the 'Capital of foie gras' whilst the nearby village of Sorges claims to produce the best truffles in the world.
Within a short distance are also an abundance of thriving market towns, a sample list is below those highlighted are the most vibrant and interesting.
During the summer months there are also numerous Night Markets where visitors may enjoy sociable alfresco dining on long trestle tables alongside local residents.
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The World famous caves of Lascaux are within an hour’s drive of Le Manoir. A UNESCO world heritage site, the caves were discovered in 1940 and renowned for their Paleolithic paintings; the new interactive museum LASCAUX IV provides a good representation of the original . Closer to home, the caves at Villars (11 miles) and Tourtoirac (11 miles) are also spectacular and the former is highly recommended.