Want to experience the Dordogne and stay in a lively, atmospheric French village? Then, Verteillac in the Aquitaine region of south-west France could be the place. Verteillac is very much a thriving village. With an excellent butchers shop, bakers, restaurants, post office, its unique store Ė Merlauds, and night markets during the summer months, itís a popular town and a perfect place for a holiday. But, itís the location that makes this town even more appealing. Many of the beautiful towns of the region are very close. Thereís Riberac with its famous Friday market Ė one of the biggest in the Dordogne, and slightly further afield, the stunning towns of Bergerac and Brantome (the Venice of the Perigord Vert), and the world heritage village of Auberterre.