Périgord, Dordogne

Périgord, Dordogne

It’s a bit of a shlep from Paris but well worth it! We grabbed a late Sunday morning TGV from the Gare Montparnasse to Bordeaux and then a local train to Bergerac where we were met by our Paris friends, Eric and Diane Anthonissen, for a quick ride to the 18th century Chateau Ladausse in Monflanquin, their new home.

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Périgord-Dordogne Tour

Join me for 4 days and 3 nights in the heart of Le Périgord. We will be welcomed by Diane & Eric Athoniessen at their Chateau Ladaussefor gastronomic meals, elegant accommodations, swimming, and of course a river of local wine.

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Sarlat and The Pleasures of Le Périgord

Our first stop was a quick visit to Sarlat,  a Gallo- Roman town that became a prosperous city at the end of the VIII century under the reign of Pepin le Bref and Charlemagne when the Benedictines established a monastery there, but our destination was the market.

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Chateau Ladausse in Monflanquin

It’s a bit of a shlep from Paris but well worth it! We grabbed a late Sunday morning TGV from the Gare Montparnasse to Bordeaux and then a local train to Bergerac where we were met by our Paris friends, Eric and Diane Anthonissen, for a quick ride to the 18th century Chateau Ladausse in Monflanquin, their new home.

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A Day with Martin Walker in Le Bugue (Périgord)

It was Tuesday and it’s been market day  every Tuesday since 1346 (and no I don’t know which Tuesday) in the village of Le Bugue,  the inspiration for the fictional St. Denis in Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police novels and parking was a challenge. But we made it just in time for our meeting with Martin at the Patisserie Cauet (Fauquet’s in the books) that is a gathering place for locals and the “British” locals who so favor the region

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A Day in the Vineyards of Bergerac

Close enough to Bordeaux to attract interest from wine lovers in the know who are interested in excellent wines at affordable prices but far enough away not to be Parkerized, the wines of Bergerac are becoming a bigger part of my cellar. We began with a visit to Maison des Vins de Bergerac facing the “port” for maps and brief history of local viticulture. There are daily tastings hosted by vignerons.

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