The quaint towns and villages, which add to the Dordogne's tremendous appeal, are surrounded by an area of exquisite natural beauty. Indeed, the Perigord Vert region is said to be one of the loveliest regions in France and has much to offer visitors, including leisurely strolls and bicycle and horseback rides. Maps of scenic routes are certainly available. Less than 3 kilometres away, a lake for recreational purposes continues to prove itself to be particularly popular among children. Culture vultures can attend cultural events to their hearts' content. Often identified as the most beautiful town of the Dordogne area, Jean de Cole is only 8 kilometres away. Brantome, with its Benedictine abbey, Periqeux and the vivid Nontron are also quite close. And the caves of Villars, which have one of the most extensive cave systems of the Dordogne with fascinating prehistoric cave drawings, are less than half an hour away.