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The Guillou Open Air Centre between the Dordogne River and the canal, by the banks of the Drayaux stream.

Nestled between the Lalinde Canal and the Dordogne River in a calm and verdant spot, the " Moulin de La Guillou " has been welcoming groups and private individuals to this beautiful natural setting for almost fifty years.





 

       
 

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 friends.
Informations : www.moulindelaguillou.fr
Contact : Alain LABAT, director of the outdoor center 05-53-73-44-60 moulindelaguillou@ville-lalinde.fr 


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 70x90m².
The amenities comprise free use of the swimming pool, tennis courts, table tennis, a refreshment bar and the possibility to order bread and pastries.
Informations : www.moulindelaguillou.fr
Contact : Alain LABAT, director of the municipal campsite 05-53-73-44-60 moulindelaguillou@ville-lalinde.fr 



Leisure Centre without accommodation

"The Island to the children" receive the children from 3 to 17 years old
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.

Activities suggested:
- Manual: (painting, do-it-yourself, joining, cutting, kitchen…)
- 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
Informations: www.ville-lalinde.fr


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 Office.


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.

     
 
 
 

The canal towpath, shaded by majestic plane trees, makes an extremely pleasant walk or horse or bicycle ride; interesting sites along its banks include :
• Lalinde lock, coffer and dry dock.
• Tuilières aqueduct and overspill bridge ; which provide an interesting insight into local fluvial history, architecture and technology.

     
 


Remains of the Bastide walls, overlooked by the Montard House and gardens.

The Bastide
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.

     
 


Romanesque church at Saint Colombe

 

The Medieval Village of St Colombe
Well worth the detour via the north side slopes.

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.