A holiday cottage in the Périgord Vert area of the Dordogne, on the edge of the small village of Saint-Julien-de-Bourdeilles. St Julien is set in the hills above the Dronne valley in the north of the Dordogne department, about 18 miles north of Périgueux. The Dordogne is part of the south-west region of Aquitaine.
St Julien, with a population of around 100, is about 3 miles from Bourdeilles and 5 miles from Brantôme. Brantôme is a delightful small town set on an island in the river Dronne and is described in at least one guide book as 'one of the most attractive small towns in France'. Because of its rivers and bridges it is also known as "the Venice of the Périgord". Bourdeilles features prominently in guide books as well and has a very fine château.