Lune sur le Lac is a small site in a beautiful wooded area of the Dordogne. At present there are just ten pitches, divided by young hedges and some mature trees, and all equipped with 10A electricity, water, drainage and WiFi point. The British owner has thoughtfully included some enclosed pet pitches enabling dog owners to let their dogs off the lead. As yet, the site has limited facilities but work is underway to complete the restaurant, shop, reception and bar areas for full opening in 2016. There are also plans to extend the site into the adjacent field to provide further terraced pitches. Fields and forests surround the site and those looking for a taste of the real country will be well served here.
The buildings, including the owner’s house, were formally a farm built in typical local style. Restoration has been undertaken sympathetically to provide facilities for the campsite, but work is only partially completed. Within the site is a lake and plans are in place for a swimming pool. The silence is only interrupted by the occasional tractor passing by, although the site will clearly be more lively in high season when completed. Nearby is the ancient fortified town of Montpazier, founded in 1284 by King Edward I. Its medieval centre is preserved almost completely intact, including market hall with weighing and measuring apparatus. Belvès is a lively medieval bastide town with a preserved 15th-century covered market hall. The town is well worth a visit, being the ‘town of seven bell towers’ and ‘the most beautiful villages in France’.