During 2 days (Friday 31 mai and saturday 1st of June 2019), The Bergerac & Duras Winemakers welcome you at the Bergerac Wine Fest VINETA, ready to share their passion and meet the wine lovers in the quest to find a really great wine!
Since the Bergerac Old Town part is getting a facelift (House of Wines, Harbour…) the Wine Fest will take place on the other side of the river, in the Madeleine area, Place Barbacane.
During 3 days, (from 31/5 to 2/6/2019), you’ll get the chance to meet face to face 50 talented local artists ready to show the best of their unique collections and to attend free workshops in the medieval village of Monpazier, 15-20 mins from our rental, L’Ancienne Ecole, in the heart of Beaumont du Périgord.
Created by le Pays du Grand Bergeracois in partnership with Monbazillac Wine Coop, in 2009, this event has been the must see for any craft addict!
Last year, the show was in the majestic Castle of Monbazillac.
Fancy going on holiday but don’t know where to go? Here’s why you should consider the Dordogne Valley as your next destination!
1- Food Lovers Paradise:
Food is everywhere in The Dordogne: from foie gras, magret (duck), black truffle, cèpes (mushrooms), sermentine (bread), walnuts, trappe d’échourgnac (cheese), strawberries… The list goes on and on… So be sure to put in your suitcase some elastic waist pants !
Visit any french market and experience the variety and wealth of products … or better visit a night market to sample local food freshly cooked in front you and dance all night long!
And if you’re looking for a good restaurant, we recomment “La Table de Leo” in St Avit Senieur!
2- Quality and Cost Effective Wines
And how can we talk about food without mentioning wine?
Lonely Planet’s says, “Since [it’s] not as famous as Bordeaux and St-Émilion, the area around Bergerac is an essential, and affordable, stop for wine buffs.”
Need some help to learn about local wines and sample them? No problem! We can organise wine tours by taxi with local vineyards.
3- Plenty To Do and See
The Dordogne also called the Land of the 1000 Castles has plenty to do and see. Here’s our Top 10 things To Do in the area:https://goo.gl/kA4QxN
4- Location, location, location
Easily accessible by plane, train or by car, the Dordogne is a great destination. British Airways and low cost airlines like Ryanair, Jet2, Flybe… land everyday into Bergerac airport. More details about Bergerac airport: https://goo.gl/NqK9Cs
And if you’re looking to stay in a village and discover the area, we recommend Beaumont du Périgord, 20mins drive from Bergerac. Here’s why: https://goo.gl/ZT5Lfp
Summer in the Dordogne is always busy and there are always plenty of things to see and do !
One of our favorite is the Summer Night Market or Foodie Market (“Marche Gourmand”). If you’re in the area, it’s the best way to spend a brillant evening feasting on local food, freshly cooked in front of you and dance to your heart’s content.
It’s a very popular event and it’s no wonder it’s one of the highlight of our village, Beaumont du Périgord (Dordogne, SW of France) !
Every monday at 6.30pm, simply walk up the street from our vacation rental home to the market square, the beating heart of our village, to mingle with the locals and share an fantastic evening. Grab one of the tables which are set up and walk around the market stalls to buy directly from the local producers whatever you fancy for supper. Market traders provide everything from wine, starters, cooked meals (Lamb kebabs, duck sausages, mussels, black pudding, lamb chops.simple sausages or steaks, with chips naturally..). and deserts (yummy freshly picked strawberries….)and each supply the appropriate plastic cups or cutlery. There is something for all tastes. So you can choose your meal and take it back to the table and enjoy dining under the stars, al frescoe with music by a local band.
The Riding School CEPB is also present at the square to delight little ones with its pony rides! It’s a fun way to discover the cobbled streets of our village!
You’ll find similar Night Markets all around The Dordogne. Here’s a list of the villages (Note: the list below may be subject to change so please do check with the local Office de Tourisme – Source: https://goo.gl/ZP7zsn)
Monday Beaumont-du-Perigord, Couse et St Front, Bergerac, Montignac, Saint-Alvere, Saint-Estephe, Villefranche-du-Perigord
Tuesday Bouzic, Champniers et Reilhac, Coux et Bigaroque, Eymet, Le Pizou, Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Saint-Astier, Saint Alvere, Thenon, Tourtoirac, Tremolat Varaignes