Easy Family Friendly River Walk From Bergerac Harbour

Easy Family Friendly River Walk From Bergerac Harbour

Yesterday, we went to the port in Bergerac and tested the river walk Pierre Loti, part of the Green Lane (from the harbour to the dam: 5 km return).

Perfect for the whole family, whether you prefer to walk or cycle, this walk is ideal and buggy friendly!

More Dordogne river walks outside Bergerac and the Green Lane (articles here, here, here, here and here).

Bergerac Harbour from the Pierre Loti Walk (Green Lane)


After the Pierre Loti Walk, sit down for a picnic and cool down by the dam!
My article about our 9 favorite picnic spots around Bergerac here

The Dam, 2,5km from Bergerac port

Our holiday rental, L’Ancienne Ecole, in the heart of the fortified village of Beaumont du Perigord is located 30 mins from Bergerac.

Will There Be A Deal For You At Beaumont Easter Brocante?

Will There Be A Deal For You At Beaumont Easter Brocante?

Our village is getting ready for monday Easter Brocante (22sd of April from 8am to 6pm).

Art deco frames and painting, vintage glassware, local crockery, old mirrors & clocks, jars and pottery, cutlery, candle holders, jewelry, vintage chairs, old dolls and vintage toys… you name it: this flea market is always a fun time for bargain hunters, tourists or just passersby!

So, don’t miss it!

More infos:
Location: on the square and the surrounding streets (from 8am to 6pm).

Discover New Trendy, Unique and Sustainable Shop In Beaumont

Discover New Trendy, Unique and Sustainable Shop In Beaumont

Ma Super Petite Boutique, is our new village shop in Beaumont du Perigord (only 5 mins walk from our rental, l’Ancienne Ecole).

Behind this small retail business “Ma Super Petite Boutique”, meet two women with a will power: Ariane Goumand and Sandrine Hutin  !

After the closure of the convenience shop, Casino, and the move of the pharmacy outside the village, Ma Super Petite Boutique was born to bring essentials, local products and crafts to the village 7 days of the week.

In partnership with local producers (50kms around Beaumont), the shop is a local business with a twist. It stocks and sells fresh, local, seasonal products in bulk or not, organic or not, well known or not (fruit, veggies, cheese, beers, .. kombucha, shiitakee mushrooms, macaron stuffed with foie gras, ….) but also local crafts (soaps, jewelry, pottery, home decor & accessories .. ).

And for those who are stuck for basics on a sunday morning, trust Ma Super Petite Boutique to save the day !

More than a corner shop, Ma Super Petite Boutique, wants to grow up and become a buzzing hub where people can meet up and talk around a hot drink.

Last december, the shop celebrated its first anniversary and we, at l’Ancienne Ecole, wish its two owners successful and properous year ahead!

My favorite corner in the shop has to be the one dedicated to local talented artists!
I keep drooling on Graines D’Art: delicate colourful jewelry creations made by Claire from Costa Rica seeds!

MA SUPER PETITE BOUTIQUE
Address: 19 rue Romieu, 24440 Beaumont du Perigord
Opening hours (open 7/7)
mon.: 08:15 – 12:30 -15:30 – 19:00

tues to sat :09:30 – 12:30, 15:30 – 19:00
sund.:09:30 – 12:30

Bargain Hunt in Beaumont: Easter Monday Flea Market

Bargain Hunt in Beaumont: Easter Monday Flea Market

Rooting and rummaging around a French brocante (car boot sale) is one of the best ways to spend Easter…. and you never know what treasure you can find and bring home!

Our village, Beaumont du Perigord, is getting ready for its Easter Brocante monday, 22sd of april 2019 from 6am to 6pm (200 stalls) at the main square and adjacents streets.

Art deco frames and painting, vintage glassware, local crockery, old mirrors & clocks, jars and pottery, cutlery, candle holders, jewelry, vintage chairs, old dolls and vintage toys… you name it: this flea market is always a fun time for bargain hunters, tourists or just passersby!

Come and join the fun!

Get the Perfect Curly Lashes Of Your Dreams Pain Free in Beaumont

Get the Perfect Curly Lashes Of Your Dreams Pain Free in Beaumont

Fancy giving your lashes that WOW factor during your holiday in the historic french village of Beaumont du Perigord (Dordogne, SW of France)?

What about if you could get that wide-eyed look, right out of bed, without using a medieval torture device ie a lash curler?

Well, you’re in luck!!!

The beauty salon, Estelle C, in Beaumont du Perigord has just launched a new way to beautify your lashes.

It’s a new type of eye lash treatment that doesn’t involve adding extensions! It’s an eye lash enhancement!

It targets not only the follicles but also the roots of your lashes….

It’s ideal for short lashes and the result is very natural.

Natural effect guaranteed!

The effect lasts 4 to 6 weeks and the process takes approx 1 hour, pain free!

To get these fluttery pair of lashes , simply, walk up to the main square (5mins from our holiday rental, L’Ancienne Ecole) and make an appointment with a pro at the beauty salon, Estelle C.

And if you’re want a bit more pampering, Estelle C, offers a complete range of treatments for both women and men: professional facial and body treatments, eye treatments, waxing, massage, nails, make-up and feet reflexology!

ESTELLE C.
Address: 10 Place Jean Moulin, 24440 Beaumont-du-Périgord
Opening hours: 9am to 7pm from tues to sat
Phone: +33 5 53 22 41 44
Site: 
http://www.estelle-c-institut.fr/
Organic Make Up Brand : Couleur Caramel and Skincare Brand: Yon-Ka


Only 5 mins walk from our holiday rental, L’Ancienne Ecole!


Top 3 Easy Hill Walks in the Dordogne

Top 3 Easy Hill Walks in the Dordogne

The Dordogne is not a mountain region, it is mostly hills and valleys.

Here’s our 3 favorite easy walks to boost your heart rate!

Tips and benefits on hill climbing: https://goo.gl/htnUqN

1-Montferrand en Périgord

Between Beaumont du Perigord and Belvès, the medieval village de Montferrand du Perigord is famous for its 16th century covered market hall, St Christophe church and it’s 11th c castle.

10km from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord

Trail: Boucle de St Christophe (trail goes around the village)
Type: wood
Distance: 2,8km
Ascent: 163m
Walking Time: 0h46
Walk done on the 26/2/19
Yellow marker
More details: https://goo.gl/Nj7Ae3

2- Colombier

My personal favorite!
The quiet village of Colombier is situated high in the hills and provides splendid views over the Bergerac vineyards.

23km from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord

Distance: 5,7km
Ascent: 174m
Walking time: 1h30
Type: Vineyard
Walk done on the 27/2/19
Yellow marker
More details: https://goo.gl/H1WPg2

3- Saint Aubin de Nabirat

58km from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord

Trail: Bois de la Croix
Distance: 4,5km
Ascent: 154m
Walking time: 1h20
Walk done on the 22/2/19
Type: Wood
Yellow marker
More details: https://goo.gl/xc2oDN

5 Easy Kid Friendly Woodland Walks To Try Near Bergerac

5 Easy Kid Friendly Woodland Walks To Try Near Bergerac

Here’s our Top 5 forest walks suitable for the whole family!

For these walks, we use the free app (randogps)
More infos and how to download the free app on your android phone:

1- Sainte Foy Des Vignes

5km from Bergerac
Trail: 5,8 km
More details: https://goo.gl/f4NoiE

2-Bosset and the Forest of the Double

15km from Bergerac
Trail: 4,7km
More details: https://goo.gl/qzYo8M

3- Cause de Clérans

16km from Bergerac
Trail: 4,4km
More details: https://goo.gl/Lnw8oF



4- Saint Gery

22km from Bergerac
Trail: 3,5km
More details: https://goo.gl/VhM4md

5- Beaupouyet Forest

27km from Bergerac
Trail: 4,4km
More details: https://goo.gl/LGE4Ht


3 Reasons To Holiday In Beaumont du Périgord

3 Reasons To Holiday In Beaumont du Périgord

The historic village of Beaumont du Périgord is located in the Dordogne Valley, SW of France, 20mins from Bergerac airport, 1h from Sarlat and 1h10 from Périgueux.

Founded in 1272, the village has undergone significant transformation through the centuries but has preserved a myriad of outstanding heritage treasures that will take you back in time to the Middle Ages.

Beaumont du Perigord : historic village
in the Dordogne Valley, SW of France

Here’s 3 reasons why you should consider Beaumont du Perigord as your next holiday destination:

1- Perfect base to discover the Dordogne Valley

Ideal base to visit the main towns of the Dordogne Valley: Bergerac, Perigueux and Sarlat

2- Tiny but mighty:

Do you fancy mingling with the locals?

Markets are the highlights of our village: brocante, concerts and night markets…. True local travel experience guaranteed !


or

Do you you prefer some family friendly sport activities?

More details about the outoor activities you can do in the village:https://goo.gl/113Mq5

Or both….

3- Everything you need:

Our village has plenty to offer, take a look at some of the amenities and services:

The main square, the beating heart of our village
with the fortified church, built at the end of the 13th century in English Gothic-style

And if you’re looking for a central and secluded place to enjoy the village, our vacation rental, l’Ancienne Ecole is looking forward to hearing from you!

L’Ancienne Ecole, our vacation rental is right in the heart of Beaumont, 2 mins from the square and all amenities

Where To Buy Tropical & Exotic Fruit In Bergerac

Where To Buy Tropical & Exotic Fruit In Bergerac

Dying to try dragon fruit, ramboutan, sapotille, red pitaya, physalis, maracuja or the fruit of the mangosteen ???

There is a store in Bergerac that has the best selection of exotic fruit you can imagine! It’s called “Grand Frais”!!!

Address:
ZA la Cavaille Route de Bordeaux
24100 Bergerac
Opening hours: Mon to Sat from 9am to 7.30pm. Open on Sunday from 9am to 12.30pm

Internet: https://goo.gl/YFjkhF

Note:

They also have an impressive selection of cheese (samples available), fruit, veggies and meat…. all this, at a reasonable price!

So, if you’re in the area, don’t forget to pop in this awesome supermarket!

6 Secret Historic Villages Around Beaumont To Visit Before the Crowds Do

6 Secret Historic Villages Around Beaumont To Visit Before the Crowds Do

20 mins drive max from our rental in Beaumont du Périgord, discover these 6 gorgeous fortified villages!

1- Saint Avit Senieur

5mins drive from Beaumont, this is the closest one

2- Molières

10mins drive

3- Eymet

15mins drive

Photo Credit: Molinenca: https://goo.gl/8RjsCA

4- Issigeac

15mins drive


Photo Credit: Molinenca: https://goo.gl/8RjsCA

5- Monpazier

15mins drive

Photo Credit:
Kahnie Perks (@kahnieperks)

Mario De Marinis (@mariodemarinis)

6- Cadouin

20mins drive

Photo Credit:
Stef @coincoin24:
https://goo.gl/xwvhVD)
Marion & Antoine (@mademoiselle_voyage: https://goo.gl/ZyPX7a)
Tanya (@tanyamrist: https://goo.gl/YBcymb)