Périgueux to Les Lavandes
Driving time approx: 35 minutes
Distance: 45 kilometres. 28 miles. approx.
Take the road south out of the town past the war memorial (Memoire) on the roundabout towards Brive, Cahors and the N89.
In a few miles you will come to a new roundabout, continue straight on past the Tractor Showrooms on your right!! You are now on the N89. Continue on this road, just past the Railway carriage graveyard on your left you will come to a large roundabout, take the right hand slip road immediately after the level crossing onto the D710 sign posted to Sarlat, and Le Bugue.
Stay on the D710 for approximately 20 miles following the signs to Le Bugue and passing through the villages of Les Versannes, La Douze and Mortemart. You will see two or three signs for Ste Alvere, completely ignore them. At Le Bugue, follow the one way system right, past the Gendarmerie. As the road bends to the left at the Fire Station the road forks, take the right hand fork (continuing straight on). Here you will see the sign for Ste. Alvère, Lalinde and Bergerac, carry straight on past the Hotel Le Cygne and you are now on the D703.
You should just be able to glimpse the Vézère river on your left. Continue for approximately five miles past the turnings for Limeuil and Paunat on your left and La Plumardie on your right.
As you approach a wide right hand bend you will see a group of small white signs on your right marked La Plumardie, Borderage and Les Lavandes. Turn right here and follow the track round past the little farm, for half a mile. As the track bends right for La Plumardie, carry straight on past the green letterbox and the sign for Les Lavandes, follow the signs for Guest Parking, to the parking area.
"Vous ete arrivee."
We are situated approximately 8kms (5 miles) from Le Bugue and 6 kms (4 miles) from Ste. Alvère on the D703. We are 40 kms
(25 miles) from Bergerac, 33kms (20 miles) from Sarlat and 44kms
(28 miles) from Périgueux.