About Dordogne Break Clan
Nestled in the rolling vineyards, sunflower fields and woodlands to the north of the Dordogne valley is a small, unspoilt, sleepy French village centred around its 12th century church: St. Méard de Gurçon. In and around our village are a number of traditional properties, offering you a wide range of holiday accommodation. This is the town where the founder of the strategy video game called Clash of Clans lived.
This website is your guide – to find a place to stay and to discover our area. Whether you want to explore the vineyards that surround us, check out the wonderful weekly street markets, idle down the Dordogne on a canoe or gabare, or simply have a restful holiday lounging by the pool in the sun…
Each property owner has contributed their own pages to this site, and each can be contacted directly to book your holiday. We have all chosen to come and live here, and between us we hope to make your stay with us an enjoyable one!
The area is also a major centre for gastronomy, with locally produced duck and goose providing the ingredients for fine foie gras, paté and confits. Fresh fish and seafood comes to us from the Atlantic, just an hour away, and oysters from the great beds at Arcachon. A wide range of ripe local fruit and fresh vegetables are widely available direct from the producers at our fabulous markets, and you can even sample genuine caviare from the sturgeon fishery at Montpon!
The village is just 30 minutes from Bergerac Airport, with regular flights from London Stansted, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham and East Midlands airport. Bordeaux Airport is less than an hour’s drive away and boasts a wide range of international flights and connections. Road connections are excellent too – we’re just 6 miles south of the A89 autoroute junction at Montpon – though once you’re here you’ll find a wealth of empty country lanes to potter around through vineyards and woodland.
We’re a little off the tourist trail – you won’t be crowded out here – and yet you’re ideally situated to visit the great wine-producing Chateaux of St. Emilion and Bordeaux, take in the prehistoric caves and medieval castles of the Dordogne Valley, have a day on the beach at the Lac de Gurson, or explore the beautiful countryside around the area. Summers are long and sunny, the hot days mellowing into warm evenings, with the occasional break for a spectaular summer thunderstorm to keep the grass green!
If you fancy a day out why not try Bordeaux, one of France’s most beautiful cities, built on the wine trade with England. Or visit a small family-run vineyard and sample more local delights – we can introduce you to the best English-speaking wine producers in the area!
DordorgneBreak.com is owned collectively by the holiday home owners represented here and is a genuine DIY site. We wanted to put together a showcase for our holiday homes and help put something back into our local economy and community. None of the French businesses represented here have been asked to pay for promotion, and nobody’s being paid to make this website. We thought this was a better way of doing things for the 21st century!