The picturesque village of Tremolat, on the banks of the Dordogne in South-West France is just 35 minutes by car from Bergerac airport or 2 hours from Bordeaux. The area is very popular with tourists from all over the world but Tremolat remains a typically Perigord village, completely unspoiled, with very friendly locals and plenty to see and do.
The Church of St Nicolas, dating back to the 12th century, dominates the village square, and parts of the priory can still be seen in the gardens. The building is classed as an historic monument with frescoes dating back to the 14th century. On a back lane leading from the village square is the pretty 12th century Chapel de St Hilaire, renovated by the locals during the 50's. The beautiful stained glass windows are the work of Paul Becker.
Around the square are excellent restaurants, serving drinks throughout the day so you can just sit and watch village life go on around you. And we have a boulangerie, selling a selection of freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes plus the basic general foodstuffs. Every Tuesday morning there is a small market selling fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat and local produce plus a few craft stalls. Plus every Saturday morning (in season) you can buy freshly picked local strawberries and raspberries.
At the edge of the village square is the entrance to the grounds which house Le Vieux Logis, a 4 star boutique hotel with its Michelin starred restaurant. A visit here should be on everyone's list.
And no trip to Tremolat is complete without a visit to Le Cingle, the scene of a murder in Claude Chabrol's film 'Le Boucher',where the panoramic view across the Dordogne is magnificent at any time of the year.
Any village that borders the Dordogne has some form of water sports available and here in Tremolat is no exception.The Bassin Nautique on the outskirts of the village has everything you could wish for: kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, motor boats, water-skiing (for all ages), pedaloes and plenty more. And when you just want to sit and watch the world and the river go by there's plenty of picnic areas and, during the summer months, a restaurant and bar with live entertainment on many nights.
For more information about what's on in the village and the nearby area see our event calendar or visit the Tremolat Tourist Office opposite the Pizzeria.
Our neighbouring villages all have their own unique history and features: Limeuil, classified as one of 'the most beautiful villages' in France; Paunat with its magnificent 12th century Abbey church; St Alvere, the home of the 'Perle Noire du Perigord' (the black truffle) with its famous markets from December to March. The list goes on............