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.
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!
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).
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.
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!
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).
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.
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!
The Beaupouyet forest (35mins from Bergerac) is a great place where you can bring your children, have a picnic and spend an afternoon of fun with lots of outdoor activities to do!
You can choose to go for an 1 hour walk with the whole family.
It’s a very easy walk of 4,4 km with a starting point from the carpark. We use, once again, the very reliable and free app randogps (https://goo.gl/JjoKgr)
You can have a go at the numerous educational forest games: maze where you need to find 8 terrifying monsters from the greek mythology, arboretum , hides to spy on the wildlife … This is fun and holds an excellent learning experience without boring children!
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.
Here’s 3 reasons why you should consider Beaumont du Perigord as your next holiday destination:
1- Perfect base to discover the Dordogne Valley
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 !
Do you you prefer some family friendly sport activities?