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JEU DE BOULES COURT
Next to the playing ground you will find the court for jeu de boules or pétanque, the traditional french bowling game. The game may played until sunset.. This typical french way to relax, playing while enjoying a good glass of whine, allows you to experience the real french ambience.
Our swimming pool has a beautiful shape, and a shallow as well as a deeper part. Around you find the terrace, where the sun may be enjoyed optimally. A shower and a toilet are available. The pool has recently been reconstructed and is now fully satisfying all french legal demands.
The playing ground is equipped with four swings for the older kids, a wooden tower with slide, a small seesaw and swings for the youngest. There also is a sand box, where the most delicious mud pies can be created. The treehouse "Petit Bernardies" is located there, where children may develop their climbing and scaling skills.
From the tree village, Petits Bernardies, you may encounter our three little goats: Rose, Lolotte and Cyboulette, They are three sisters, we witnessed being born in the same parc, where our donkeys come from as well. They follow us all day as close as possible, However during the season their playing area is confined to the goat's meadow.. At certain times children may feed and hug the goats in the meadow under supervision of the owner. Big fun!
A table-tennis table is available and will be placed outdoors, when the weather is good. You can also practice your skills in an underhand way alone when you prepare before the match begins. We rent balls and bats, however we advise to bring them yourself.
The tennis court is a nice place to spend in a short time a good deal of energy. You can hit some balls with your partner or put yourself forward for a tennis partner on the list which you can find at the swimmimg pool.
EXCEPTIONAL PEACE AND QUIET, UNSPOILED NATURE
Les Bernardies is a truly unique spot in the Perigord Noir, where peace, quietness and nature can be enjoyed fully. For the keen walker various walking trails can be followed. In the evenings you may experience a magnificent star sky and a rare quietness.
WALKING TRAILS WITH OUR DONKEYS
It is possible to make a stroll accompanied by our donkeys Victoire and Buba. They love to transport your picnic basket, that can be ordered from us. At the present time Victoire and Buba are still undergoing the necessary training. Please contact us to discuss the actual possibilities.
In the "Bakhuis" we provide a wifi hotspot. Some more hotspots, where a connection to the internet is possible, have been created on the terrain. This allows access without being stuck to the opening hours as in the "Bakhuis".
LOW SEASON ACTIVITIES
During low season a variety of courses are being organized. We have a culinary week with cooking courses, but also activities such as looking for truffles, trout fishing, and visits to vineyards. Furthermore courses will be held on photography, painting and the french language. French will be given at beginners level and for everybody who wants to brush up his schoolbook French. Additional information on the courses is soon to be found on this site.
- At Les Bernardies we rent robust baby slings. This will permit you to visit less accessible attractions with your youngest
- You want to play a nice game of tennis, but forgot your racket? No problem, we rent rackets and tennis balls if needed. For table tennis we have bats and ping-pong balls available.
- If you want an enjoyable picnic after an entertaining stroll, you may rent with us a deliciously filled picnic basket. Please order before noon the day prior to your trip and a pleasant experience is assured.
- In the low season, you can also rent the sauna !