Just 10 minutes north of Brantôme, you will find Brantôme Police Horses – a parkland sanctuary dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifetime support of retired police horses from the UK.
These formerly hard-working horses have spent their lives in stressful conditions, much like the war horses of yesteryear. When it is time for them to retire, there are very few places for them to go. Roland and Alison Phillips started this venture to provide them with a retirement haven, and work tirelessly to raise funds to support the cause. They organise many fund-raising events and welcome visitors to the centre. For more information: http://www.brantomepolicehorses.com/
Brantôme has some great places to eat, although since it is a ‘tourist’ town you also have to be a little careful where you go.
If you are looking for a good quality place to eat light food, then go no further than the Bar du Marche in the main square, opposite the Abbey (pictured left). On a sunny day do get there early because they tend to fill up very quickly at lunchtime.
Check the Where to Eat section for further information.
When you are in Brantôme, don’t forget to take a look at L’Arbre du Voyageur, an exotic and innovative gift boutique located in Brantôme itself, just down the road from the Porte des Réformés (seen pictured below), in the Boulevard de Coligny.
Set within a chalky limestone cavern, the interior of this former Troglodyte house is now graced by two beautiful trees that have been crafted by owner Didier Bouillet.
You’ll find quality products from Paris and beyond, a wide range of exotic teas from ‘Le Palace des Thes’, beautifully presented spices, lovely La Durance toiletries, fantasy figurines, and unique jewellery.
Thanks for joining us on the Brantôme Insiders Guide, a collection of insider tips on where to eat, what to see, where to shop, and a wide variety of things to do in Brantôme, one of the most beautiful historic towns in the Dordogne region of France.
All recommendations are based on first hand experience of residents of the area.
We hope you enjoy this Insider’s Guide to Brantôme, and have a wonderful holiday in France!