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Mareuil-sur-Belle market day [click to enlarge]The pretty town of Mareuil-sur-Belle is 6 kilometres from La Vigne Gîte. Set beside the tiny River Belle, the town is surrounded by the rolling, lush countryside of the Dordogne. Mareuil-sur-Belle has a delightful market square, which hosts a small local market on Tuesday mornings.
Mareuil-sur-Belle has a post office, a church, an excellent wine merchant, a small supermarket (which is open on Sunday mornings), restaurants, bars, boulangeries, banks, pharmacies and internet access at the cultural centre. Locally there are also tennis courts and fishing lakes (fishing permits are required).Mareuil-sur-Belle [click to enlarge]
Saint-Pardoux-de-Mareuil [click to enlarge]La Vigne Gîte is located in a part of the Dordogne with
magnificent architecture...
... fascinating history...
... and stunning scenery.
Château near Mareuil-sur-Belle [click to enlarge]
A little history...
Neolithic and Gallo-Roman remains (including a mosaic) have been discovered in and around the town. In the 12th century, Mareuil-sur-Belle was one of Périgord's four baronies (the other three were Beynac, Bourdeilles & Biron), but was pillaged by the English in the 14th century. The ruined 12th century Château-de-Mareuil was finally restored in 1964.

Château-de-Mareuil (12th century); church of St-Pardoux-de-Mareuil (12th century); ruins of Saint-Priest-de-Mareuil church (12th century); 38 châteaux in the canton.

Resources & production
Forests; nuts; maize; cattle & sheep farming.

Things to see
Valley of the River Belle; forests; lakes.

Things to do
Visits to the Château-de-Mareuil; underground caverns; Périgord-Limousin Parc Naturel; fishing; walking along the many marked trails, including the nearby GR36.
Area2513 ha (9.7 sq miles)
Altitude140 m (459 ft)
Useful contacts
Office de Tourisme
Tourisme département 24
24340 Mareuil
Getting to Mareuil-sur-Belle
by planeLimoges, Bergerac (Bergerac-Roumanière), Bordeaux
by ferryCalais, St-Malo, Le-Havre
by trainAngoulême
by motorailBrive, Bordeaux
Places nearby...... and further afield
Vieux-Mareuil5.2 km
Combiers6.0 km
Beaussac7.0 km
Gout-Rossignol7.3 km
Monsec8.4 km
Ribérac26 km
Angoulême38 km
Périgueux45 km
Limoges93 km
Bordeaux143 km
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