I am travelling through France on an extended holiday with my wife from Early March to June 2013, coming from Dubai where we have been living. We will be returning to Australia after our Holiday.
We wanted to spend some "chill-out" time in a country area in France and absorb the culture and history at a quiet pace.
I have done a little research, and from what I have read the Dordogne is a beautiful region rich in culture and history, offering the opportunity to see much and take "time-out" as well.
It seems to me that Car Hire from Bordeaux to Sarlat is the best option transport wise.
What I was wandering is where should we base ourselves?
We may spend as much as 3-4 weeks in the region.
Would we need to hire a car for the entire period?
Would Sarlat be the best home base?
Is it possible to accommodate a hired car staying in the town?
Should we split our stay across various towns / villages?
I would greatly appreciate any advice .