Things to see and do - Brantôme
Brantôme Travel guide
Brantôme : Michelin's recommendations
Brantôme, attractively situated on the banks of the Dronne, boasts an eclectic mix of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. The abbots overseeing its abbey included Pierre de Bourdeilles, a former chamberlain to Charles IX in the 16C. This chronicler, better known as Brantôme, came here to find the peace and tranquillity he needed to write his famous Vies des hommes illustres et des grands capitaines (Lives of Illustrious Men and Great Leaders).
Tourist attractions Brantôme : Things to see and do
bd Charlemagne F - 24310 Brantôme
Built in the 11C on a 12m-high rock, the bell tower of the Eglise Abbatiale (abbey church) is noteworthy because it is the oldest gabled Romanesque bell tower in the Limousin region. Three of its four floors feature round-arched openings and its summ..
bd Charlemagne F - 24310 Brantôme
The name for this tour has been well chosen since it shows how monks used to live inside the caves of the cliff («le creusé») as well as in the different buildings («le construit») which they established later on. The heating room, washing place and ..
33 rue Pierre de Mareuil F - 24310 Brantôme
Hotel Restaurant les Jardins de Brantome is set a 5-minute walk from the centre of Brantôme and offers an outdoor swimming pool. You can dine in the on-site restaurant or go canoeing in the river. The air-conditioned rooms at Jardins de Brantome are..
Vigonac F - 24310 Brantôme
This former 16th-century watermill, cradled by the river Dronne, is located in Brantôme, often named the Venice of the Dordogne region. The hotel boasts a restaurant, terrace and beautiful garden. The Moulin De Vigonac’s calm and secluded environ..
6, av. André Maurois. F - 24310 BRANTOME
"In Brantôme, ""small Venice"" nestled in the heart of the Dordogne, the hostellerie du Périgord Vert is located just a stone's throw from the abbey-church and the banks of the Dronne. You will particularly appreciate the cha..
6 r. Georges-Saumande F - 24310 Brantôme
A welcoming, understated interior provides the backdrop for gourmet cuisine prepared with the best ingredients. Bistro menu at lunchtime, which varies according to market availability and the whim of the chef.
33-37 r. Pierre-de-Mareuil F - 24310 Brantôme
At Les Jardins de Brantôme tasty local fare is the order of the day. The chef prides himself on sourcing ingredients from small-scale local farmers, to concoct dishes such as free-range caramelised Périgord pork and confit of vegetables. Pretty rusti..
route de Périgueux F - 24310 Brantôme
57 r. Gambetta F - 24310 Brantôme
Rabbit, snails, pike perch, pig's trotters... the recipes are always nicely enhanced by a contemporary twist, making for extra tasty cuisine! The atmosphere is cosy and when the sun is out you can sit on the pretty terrace overlooking the Dronne.
1 rte de Bourdeilles F - 24310 Brantôme
Contemporary yet timeless charm. Lose yourself as you listen to the murmur of the Dronne. You feel as if you are away from it all at this restaurant, where the time ticks by at the water's edge, as you enjoy the fine classic and regional cuisine.
1 chemin du Vert-Galand F - 24310 Brantôme
Tuck into tasty local dishes and skewered meats (rotisserie). As the seasons go by, relax beneath the lime tree or around the fire.