Puy L’Eveque, a beautiful medieval village with meandering back streets and a lovely river, is just five minutes drive away. It has a supermarket, boulangerie, boucherie, restaurants, doctors, chemist and bank. Prayssac, at 10 minutes drive away, has a local produce market every Friday morning, and cafés, restaurants and shops. A 15 minute walk or short bike ride through the vineyards brings you to Vire-sur-Lot. It has a post office which opens on week-day afternoons and a chocolaterie with tempting treats, and just across the river is a campsite with a shop where you can buy basics such as bread and milk. The campsite restaurant, with a small play area, opens in the summer and serves pizzas, burgers and chips.
The Lot has something for everyone, all year round. During the day there are outdoor activites such as canoeing and swimming in the local sandy beach lakes, horse riding, boat rides along the river. There are many local markets and wine domaines to visit. There are also historical monuments such as Chateau de Bonaguil, the Gouffre de Padirac caves, the Monkey Park at Rocamadour, or the Grammat Animal Park, all of which are worth a look. And summer evenings are full of music in the local produce markets.