This is the ideal location from which to discover the Périgord
and its thousand and one châteaux (Castelnaud, Beynac) its
fortified towns (Lalinde, Monpazier, Beaumont du Périgord) and
its caves and sinkholes (Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Proumeyssac).
The location of the Moulin de La Guillou at the gastronomic
centre of the Périgord with its specialities of foie gras,
truffles and local Bergerac wines will delight every gourmet.
With direct proximity to the small commercial centre of
Lalinde, Moulin de La Guillou welcomes its visitors to these
picturesque surroundings so they can truly benefit from the
opportunity to relax and discover the area with family or
Contact : Alain LABAT, director of the outdoor center
Moulin de La Guillou Campsite
Lalainde, the tourist gateway to the Dordogne and Vézère
valleys, welcomes you to its two-star campsite in a peaceful
spot on the banks of the Dordogne.
Open from 1st May to 30th September there are eighty spacious,
grassy and shady pitches on the campsite, each measuring
The amenities comprise free use of the swimming pool, tennis
courts, table tennis, a refreshment bar and the possibility to
order bread and pastries.
Contact : Alain LABAT, director of the municipal campsite
Leisure Centre without accommodation
"The Island to the children" receive the children from 3 to 17
It is open from 8:15 to 17:45 and can accommodate from 40 to
72 children according to the periods. The framing is ensured
by presenters BAFA or in the course of formations and by
qualified instructors of State. Our center can accommodate
children in situation of mental or driving handicap, according
to the degree.
- Manual: (painting, do-it-yourself, joining, cutting,
- Sporting: (collective sports, canoe, VTT, climbing,
speleology, archery, chases of orientation, fishing season…)
- Cultural : (library, theatre, cinema, music…)
- Outputs : 1 by session and 3 to 4 in July/August
Bases of the educational project :
To support the respect, the exchange and the meeting,
implication of the child in the installation of its leisures,
activities of outdoor, the reflection of the child on the life
of the city, the blooming of the child at the time of his
vacancies, discovered cultural practices and respect of the
rhythms of life.
Contact : Josiane SOULERE, Director of Leisure Centre,
8 av. du général Leclerc 24150 LALINDE, Tel : 05 53 58 77 53
Hiking Trails and ‘Discovery’ Footpaths
A large network of well-maintained, sign-posted footpaths
cover the area and lead into neighbouring communes. Follow
them and one might well be taken past Brongidou fountain or
along the banks of the canal and the Dordogne River. Maps of
these walks can be bought at Lalinde Tourist Information
The Dordogne River and the Canal
The river and the canal represent a cool, fresh and
picturesque side of the commune and draw fishermen, canoeists
and nature-lovers to their banks.
Between the Lalinde bridge and the Guillou Open Air Centre are
lots of small islands where every springtime dozens of wild
swans return to nest in peace and quiet, to the delight of
tourists and locals who admire and feed them from the banks.
Remains of the Bastide walls,
overlooked by the Montard House and gardens.
Founded in 1267 by Jean de La Linde.
The riverside bastide is characterised by its regular town
plan with roads and alleys crossing at right angles, and its
central square. Two original fortified gateways still stand.
Stroll around the town for the best view of its beautiful,
characterful houses such as the Governor’s House in the Place
de la République and the Montard House and magnificent,
terraced garden overlooking the river. The latter is open to
the public and houses the Tourist Information Office.
at Saint Colombe
The Medieval Village of St Colombe
Well worth the detour via the north side
A typical village of local, yellow stone houses grouped around
a small, Romanesque church (listed on the Supplementary
Inventory of Historical Monuments).
Château de la Finou, just outside the hamlet, is now a large
holiday centre and enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding
countryside from its towers.