Maison Palissy is situated in the beautiful historic village of Biron in a quiet picturesque area below the Chateau and in front of the C13th church of Nôtre Dame de Biron. The beautiful stone house, Maison Palissy is steeped in history, built in the C15th and reputated to have been part of a convent or infirmerie and then in the C16th the home of the celebrated French ceramicist Bernard Palissy. It is In a rural location with lovely views of the Chateau and surrounding countryside but is only a short drive away from the "Plus Beau villages" of Monpazier, Villeréal and Monflonquin all Bastide towns with their wonderful weekly markets, restaurants and pavement cafés. With easy access for visiting both the Dordogne and Lot Valleys and all the historic villages, chateaux , vineyards and outdoor activities that these two beautiful regions of France have to offer. The village of Biron has an attractive restaurant "Auberge du Chateau", a cafe and shop which sells all basic necessities and local produce, a tourist information office and a lovely little farmers market on Thursdays in summer. The monumental chateau which can be seen from miles around is owned by the state and open to the public. It can be visited all year round and hosts art exhibitions and musical events.