Payzac / La Chapelle is a sleepy market town with a population of around 1200 people. Shops and amenities include: CA bank (with cashpoint where you can get Euros on your UK plastic) La Poste, two bar tabacs, a supermarket, a chemist, a butcher with delicatessen, three bakers, hairdressers and La Presse (newsagent) which sells everything from fishing tackle to postcards.
There's a market in the town square on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Payzac is also fortunate to have an English-speaking doctor.
On the sporting side, there are tennis courts and separate rugby and football stadiums, all within a few minutes walk.
See the Around Payzac page for more information on places to visit.
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There are several good restaurants within a short drive.
Gastronomic specialties of the area include:-
Truffles (and many other types of fungi, cepes, chanterelle, morille etc)
Confit de Canard (Slow cooked, duck leg)
Foie Gras (Very rich goose liver pate)
Salad de Gesier (Don't ask, just enjoy it!)
Magret de Canard (Plump duck breast. Cooked like a good steak!)
Tarte au Citron (Rich Lemon Tart)
Patsy will be pleased to home cook traditional dishes on request for your evening dinner.
Try the Tourin Blanche (Cream of Garlic Soup) - for garlic lovers only! (Recipe)
Catch your own Trout and we'll cook them for you!
How does freshly caught trout, stuffed with fenel and served with a Pastis (Pernod) sauce sound?
During the last few years we've been involved with the "Committee de Animation en Payzac" This has involved BBQ's and catering for social events, such as Music Nights, Dances and Payzac's own Evening Farmers Markets, similar to the events held at Segur le Chateau, but on a smaller scale.
This is a good opportunity to see just how the French people enjoy the summer nights!