Excideuil, in the land of the Troubadours, is found in Périgord Vert which falls within the confines of Périgord and Limousin and is part of the "Causses et Rivières community of communes."
A guided tour of the historic centre of Excideuil is run from the Tourist Office (times available upon request).
You may enjoy a wander around the foot of the castle, and, from May to the end of September, there are art exhibitions within the castle walls. These contemporary exhibitions are organised by the association "Excit"oeil".
Discover the church's astonishing bell tower and the statue of Marshall Bugeaud who modernised agriculture within the region and who presented the town with its Swan Fountain.
A variety of shops is available within easy walking distance and a supermarket with a petrol station is only 1km away.
The weekly market is on Thursday mornings.
There are numerous free car parks available.
In Excideuil, or very close by, you will find a whole host of activities.
Apart from a stroll in the countryside, you can try your hand at Nordic walking, rock-climbing, canoeing, and tree climbing or have fun trying out the outward bound trail in nearby Saint Germain des Prés.
Horse riding, golf and fishing are also available.
Following the riverbank is a keep fit course, there is a public swimming pool open from June to September, there are 3 tennis courts, mountain bike hire and there is even a cycle-rail track (pre-booking essential).
There is a fabulous firework display to mark Bastille Day on 14th July and another display in early September.
Further afield, a number of places are well worthy of a visit; at Hautefort there is a magnificent castle with beautiful gardens, and the Museum of Medicine dating back to the 17th century; at Tourtoirac there are caves.
There is also plenty to see in Périgueux, Saint Jean de Cole, Brantôme and Saint Robert.
Bergerac is at a distance of 80kms, and Limoges at 68kms.