With heaps of fun things to do in the beautiful countryside surrounding Château du Raysse, there really is something for everyone!
Make your days in Cazoules as intrepid as you like – knowing that you’ll have your chateau retreat waiting for you in the hilltops at the end of every action-packed day!
Cazoulès is surrounded by vibrant market towns and villages, each one rich in history and unique charm. Lose yourself along cobbled streets, friendly locals and cuisine to die for.
Souillac – 5 minute drive
Historic market town with useful shops and lovely restaurants. Market every Friday morning.
Sarlat-la-Canéda – 20 minute drive
Beautiful town with history around every corner. Take in the cathedral, a labyrinth of historic cobbled streets, gardens and manors. There’s also a market every Saturday morning.
Domme -30 minute drive
A quaint little town with amazing views of the Dordogne Valley.
Beynac – 25 minute drive
Nestled on the bank of the Dordogne, Beynac is known as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Rocamadour – 30 minute drive
Set on the mountainside, Rocamadour is unforgettable. It is known for the Cité Réligieuse complex of religious buildings, accessed via the Grand Escalier staircase and the streets filled with boutiques and restaurants. There are great walks around the area too.
Cahors – 1 hour drive
You just have to see the stunning Medieval bridge for yourself!
Châteaux and Jardins
Given your taste in accommodation, we can only assume that you appreciate a fine French château! Fortunately, you’ve certainly come to the right place!
Les Jardins Suspendus de Marqueyssae – 40 minute drive
Waterfalls, peacocks, overhanging gardens and tearooms in the Dordogne Valley.
Château de Castelnaud – 40 minute drive
Château de Biron – 1 hr 20 minute drive. One of the largest castles in south-west France.
Château de Montal – 50 minute drive
Château de Hautefort – 1 hour drive. Extensive stately home in Périgord.
Château de Bourdeilles – 1 hr 30 minute drive
Two castles in one!
Château de Beynac – 40 minute drive
A medieval clifftop fortress built in the 12th century.
Château & Jardins des Millandes – 1 hour drive
Eyrignac et ses Jardins – 25 minute drive
Beautifully maintained gardens in Périgord.
Maison Forte de Reignac – 50 mins.
700 year old strong house carved into the mountainside.
Because a royal pampering is the perfect way to compliment your Château lifestyle!
Aqua Zen Spa – 30 minute drive
Soak in heated pools, jacuzzis and saunas and indulge in a variety of treatments. Entry fees start at just €12.50.
For Little (and Big) Adventurers
The Raysse Estate is only a short distance away from a variety of fun and educational experiences that the whole family can enjoy.
Quercyland – 10 minute drive
Thrilling family-friendly waterpark with five pools and lots of giant slides and flumes! Go-karting and other activities for children also available. Open 11am to 8pm throughout the summer. Free entry if using canoes on the same day.
La Ferme La Borie d’Imbert – 25 minute drive
Meet the animals, learn about the farm and eat lots of local cheese!
Prehisto Dino Parc – 30 minute drive
Open every day from April to mid-November and during school holidays. Families typically spend about an hour here, walking through the company of dinosaurs, and life size scenes that depict the evolution of Man from 3 million years ago until 3,500 BC.
Prehisto Parc – 50 minute drive
Because every provence worth its salt has TWO parks about prehistoric animals and cavemen! This prehistoric park is a highly recommended half-day activity for families with young children. Enjoy a nice woodland walk, passing scenes from Stone Age life accompanied by atmospheric sounds and exhibit signs in French and English. Open 10am-7.30pm every day. Free entry for very little ones.
Labyrinthe Préhistorique – 50 minute drive
We love this one – an underground prehistoric labyrinth packed with activities. Solve riddles as you make your way around the underground maze, and win prizes if you can guess all the clues! We’d advise that you read the Tripadvisor reviews as very young children may find the realism a little unsettling.
Parc Le Bournat – 50 minute drive
Theme park recreating 19th-century village life with crafts demonstrations, a fairground & dining. Free parking and a nice picnic area. Bonus tip – they’ve just started operating night time tours as of July 2019!