Easiest Way To Sample Bergerac & Duras Wines For Free: Bergerac Wine Fest VINETA

Easiest Way To Sample Bergerac & Duras Wines For Free: Bergerac Wine Fest VINETA

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.

Programme:

Friday 31st of May 2019

  • 11am: Wine tasting and Foodies Market
  • 11am to 11.30pm: 4€ Vineta tasting Pass (Vineta Glass+ 7 tasting tickets + 1 notebook)
  • 11am to 8.30pm: Family games around the theme of vine/wine
  • 12 to 12.45 pm: Inauguration
  • 7- 7.45pm: Free concert with In Vino Veritas Banda
  • 9-11 pm: Free concert with Fred Battista Trio Concert (teaser below)
  • 11.30pm: Closing

Saturday 1st of June 2019

From 10am to 6pm: Free Visits of Local Vineyards & Free Wine Tasting.

A unique opportunity to discover the 10 AOC Bergerac & Duras Wines !

Bonus: 10% off your wine purchase when you show the Vinata tasting pass!

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The Bergerac Wine Fest Vineta is located 32 mins drive from our rental in Beaumont.

New Free Bus Service Linking Bergerac Car parks to the City Centre: The “Navette Cœur de Ville”!

New Free Bus Service Linking Bergerac Car parks to the City Centre: The “Navette Cœur de Ville”!

From the 17th of june 2019, spot this new free bus service which runs daily from Bergerac main free car parks to the City Centre!

It’s the “Navette Coeur de Ville” recognizable with its bright orange logo!

Bergerac City Centre Free Shuttle Bus L'Ancienne Ecole our self catering holiday accomodation near Bergerac in Dordogne SW of France


Explore the map to view the new shuttle route

More infos:

  • Bus service operates from monday to saturday 7h30 to 19h15.
  • 7 stops from the Foirail, Railway, Picquecailloux car parks to City Centre with a bus every 13 mins.
  • 1 seat for people with reduced mobility
  • “Hail and Ride” service: this new bus can be hailed on the street.
  •  Bus lane will be marked in bright orange colour.

Looking for the best place to holiday and discover the Dordogne Valley?

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Bergerac airport is located 30 mins drive from our rental in Beaumont.

How Monpazier 11th Art and Craft Fair Could Get You on omg! Insider

How Monpazier 11th Art and Craft Fair Could Get You on omg! Insider

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.


Here’s some of the creations that caught my eyes:


Lea Pack Design (carpenter, cabinet maker): https://www.leapack-design.fr/
Myriam Moszkowicz (Jewelry Designer): http://www.bijoux-mz.fr/
Jean Pierre Tauzia (Plastic Sculptor): more infos and Facebook page
Xavier Batteux (Blacksmith): more infos
La Salamandre (Pottery in Monpazier): Website, Facebook and one of many articles I wrote.

Who and Where?

50 exhibitors: below, leaflet (2 pages) to help you to locate your favorite artist!

PROGRAMMATION-2019-à-télécharger

Practical info:

SALON METIERS ET ARTS
Address: Place des Cornières, 24540 MONPAZIER
Free entrance. 
Opening hours:
Friday 31 mai and Saturday 1st of June from 10h to 19h
Sunday 2 juin from 10h to 18h

Hard for me to resist so ll be there, are you coming along?

After the Fair, what to do?

After visiting the fair, take a break and visit our favorite and best coffee shop in Dordogne, L’Ecureuil

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Monpazier is located 15-20 mins drive from our rental in Beaumont.

Focus On The Green Lane Between Bergerac and Prigonrieux: Chemin de la Batellerie

Focus On The Green Lane Between Bergerac and Prigonrieux: Chemin de la Batellerie

Last week (Tues 9th of april 2019), we decided to check on the Green Lane progress between Prigonrieux and Bergerac ie Le Chemin de la Batellerie (walk connected to the Pierre Loti footpath from the Bergerac port: my article here).

Work is still in progress with some parts already done (tarmac) and some not.

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One thing is for sure, it’s a brilliant and relaxing walk to do with an awesome view of the river Dordogne and french countryside with wild flowers!

Looking for the best place to holiday and discover the Dordogne Valley?

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Is It The End Of The Beynac Bypass Project For Good?

Is It The End Of The Beynac Bypass Project For Good?

It looks like it is !

After many years in the pipeline, this 32 million of euros project got the green light in early 2018 and work started shortly after.

But in december 2018, the State Council put it on hold ruling in favor of the wildlife and heritage organizations. More infos: read my article: here).

Yesterday 09/04/19, the Administrative Court of Bordeaux cancelled the authorisation to build the bypass. So from “suspended” the project got “cancelled” and demolition order was given (total cost: 15 million).

Despite losing, the Chairman of the Departmental Council of Dordogne, Germinal Peiro, does not seem to be defeated by this decision. He confirmed that he is going to appeal!

The medieval village of Beynac
Court ordered the demolition

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).

New Bridoire Easter Egg Hunt

New Bridoire Easter Egg Hunt

It’s impossible to talk about Easter without mentioning the great Egg Hunt in Bridoire! my articles here and here .

Bridoire ie the Castle of Games

Traditionally, this treasure hunt takes place in the castle or right outside, in the park.

This year, Bridoire has decided to open 2 sites for its epic treasure hunt: the castle and its 3km maze, The Mysterious Valley!

So, bookmark your Easter week end (20, 21 and 22sd of april 2019) for these Eggtastic Egg Hunts!

More infos (entrance fees….)

Book Online Your Tickets

Bridoire castle is 30 mins drive from our holiday home in the historic village of Beaumont du Perigord

Best Fun Way To Learn History With Kids: LascauxIV

Best Fun Way To Learn History With Kids: LascauxIV

Fancy learning about prehistoric art?

Come along with us and discover Lascaux IV, the International Centre for Cave Art in Montignac (1h20 drive from our holiday home in Beaumont du Perigord).

Lascaux caves, the original, were “found” by four Périgourdin young boys from Montignac in 1940. World Famous for its palaeolithic cave paintings, the site, victim of its success, was closed to the public in 1963 to ensure the art’s survival (humidity, germs, etc. brought in by visitors led to fungal infection threatened to destroy the art).

In 1983, near the original entrance, was built a facsimile with an exact copy of the 2 main halls of Lascaux : Lascaux II was born.

More recently, in decembre 2016, a bigger and better replica was open to the public.

It’s the complete replica of the original cave with its 2000 wall paintings left by Cro-Magnon men more than 18 000 years ago (you can see the hole used by Marcel Ravidat to enter the cave).

But more than a copy, Lascaux IV is a brilliant concept which not only faithfully reproduces the original cave paintings, but also offers extensive information about those primitive men, how they painted, hunted, and lived thanks to the use of interactive and digital screens. 

Lascaux IV

Lascaux was
“ found” by four Périgourdin young boys from Montignac in 1940

After the guided tour of the replica, wander around the “Lascaux Studio” and admire the reproduction of 8 main walls of the cave and learn more about cave art!


One of the eight main walls of Lascaux on show in the Studio

Create your own cave painting using the same tools and techniques used by our ancestors.

Fun with kids: Amelia, our daughter using one of the touch screens

Opening hours, entrance fees & practical details: https://www.lascaux.fr/en
To Book in advance your ticket (advised): https://goo.gl/WkEcjE
Guided tour available in your own language
Each visitor gets an interactive digital tablet combined with a camera (you can take up to 20 photos and send them for free to any email address of your choice).


My previous article about Lascaux: https://goo.gl/G6reJz

Looking for more Dordogne vacation ideas? Lots of things to see and do!
Read our local guide full packed with in the know tips !

And if you’re looking for the perfect base, to explore the Dordogne from, L’Ancienne Ecole, our holiday home in the heart of the historic village of Beaumont du Perigord is perfect!

For more infos, visit our website: L’Ancienne Ecole

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!


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