Rue Marsis is a delightful stone cottage with views from the hill top of Gourdon over the Dordogne countryside. Decorated in a contemporary French style and only a moments walk from all that Gourdon has to offer, this cottage provides the perfect opportunity to immerse oneself in the French culture. Tucked away in one of Gourdon's medieval streets, the cottage enjoys the peace and quiet of a small hamlet whilst restaurants, cafes, banks and shops are a short hop away down on the boulevard that rings the historic heart of this idylic town. If you wish to eat in there is a well equipped kitchen and a charming terrace with views out over the Dordogne.
The cottage is ideal for couples or families looking to explore the region. It is essential to visit our website at to see the great range of activities and sightseeing that the region offers.
Gourdon is a friendly town with a population of 5000. In summer there is an open-air heated swimming pool, which includes a childrens pool. The town also has a 2 screen cinema with some films showing in the original English. As well as the large Saturday market there are additional markets throughout the summer, selling local farm produce and hand-made crafts.
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. 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 at the cottage to help with your days out.
Within an hour radius of Gourdon there are a very large number of places to visit. There are a good deal of medieval bastide towns, châteaux, vineyards, prehistoric sites, caves, gardens and museums. On our website at we have a page dedicated to children friendly days out, with links to other websites.
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.