DORDOGNE – PÉRIGORD

The White Picnic – Eyrignac Gardens ©Nicolas-Michel

Situated in New Aquitaine, to the east of Bordeaux, at the gateway to Occitanie, the Dordogne offers visitors a host of sensations and emotions. A favourite destination with food- lovers, this is a fascinating cultural and natural area with plenty to see and do at any time of year.

5 ways to #FeelDordogne

Taste

Wine tours
Enjoy leisurely wine tours of the Bergerac vineyards and of course getting a chance to taste the many tipples.
https://www.duckandtruffle.com/dordogne-wine- tours/

Sight

Dordogne Landscapes
Discover the wonderful natural landscape over the Dordogne valley from the terrace of the château of Beynac.
http://chateau-beynac.com/?lang=en

Smell

The White Picnic in the Eyrignac Gardens is ‘the un-missable’ event of the summer! Spend a summer evening filled with music, food & wine and fireworks. Why white? Well the dress code is all white – maybe best to drink white wine!
http://happy.eyrignac.com/

Touch

VIP Tea Grooming Tour
Why not combine beautiful Arabian bred horses with an afternoon Tea – Only in the Dordogne.
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Re view-g8099343-d12059018-Reviews- Laurence_Of_Arabians- Mareuil_Dordogne_Nouvelle_Aquitaine.html

Hear

Discover Historic Sarlat Join an English guided tour and discover the secret sites of the beautiful medieval town. And don’t miss its famous market where enthusiastic stall owners and visitors can be heard discussing the produce.
http://www.sarlat-tourisme.com/en/discover- historic-sarlat-13

NEED TO KNOW

National Museum of Prehistory in the village of Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac is  free to visitors on the first Sunday of the month.

A LOCAL’S TOP TIP

After the opening of the Lascaux International Centre of cave Art in December 2016, the old Lascaux II will stil be opens for smaller groups for pre-booked in depth visits. Available from 1 Aril – 6 November.

FOR THE DIARY

Gourmet celebration days – Gourmet celebration days: a convivial showcase for the region’s epicurean delights focus on two emblematic products: lamb raised in the fields around Sarlat and Sarlat-style potatoes – September 2018 http://www.sarlat-tourisme.com/en/gourmet- celebration-days

Ultra runs – 100km of Belvès -Périgord Noir: the 50 km of Belvès ,Vallée Dordogne, and the Urban Trail of Belvès – 21 April 2018 http://www.clubathletiquebelvesois.fr/en/

International Cookbook fair – Périgueux – 25 – 27 November 2018 http://www.livre-gourmand.com/

Truffle festival  and Academie culinaire in Sarlat – every 3rd weekend of January http://www.ac-foiegras-truffe.fr/Accueil/

The great Easter egg hunt – On Sunday 1st and on Monday 2nd of April in the afternoon – Easter Sunday http://marqueyssac.com/entertainment- calendar/?lang=en

Taste Gastronomy Tours ©Luc-Fauret

 

Categories: FTMA 2018

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