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?
As you plan your next trip to the Dordogne, you should consider eating at these three places nearby our rental in the historic village of Beaumont du Périgord.
1- Breakfast at Café Ecureuil (Monpazier)
Le coffee shop, Café Ecureuil, is the best one in Dordogne.
It’s located 15mins drive from our rental in the awesome village of Monpazier.
Reasonably priced establishment where the coffee is out of this world and the service is fast and friendly. Homemade cookies, pastries… made with organic ingredients sourced locally when possible like milk, apple juice
Enjoy a nice cup of sweet, deep, buttery chocolate flavor coffee from Rwanda ! I guarantee you’ll go home buzzing and hooked!
And if you want to bring some home, you can buy the beans (6,50€ for 250gr).
More infos: Facebook: https://goo.gl/eBc4eV Open every day except on friday Address: Place des Cornieres, Monpazier
2- Lunch Chez Claudette (Beaumont)
It’s our favorite place for lunch! Delicious food, reasonably priced, with excellent service in a cosy corner off a side street only 5 mins walk from our rental!
Address: Bistrot Chez Claudette : 29 Rue Foussal, Beaumont-du-Perigord, Beaumontois-en-Perigord
Credit Photo: La Cuillière en bois (https://goo.gl/1TT7Di )
3- Dinner at La Table de Léo (St Avit Senieur)
For dinner, drive 15 mins from Beaumont and visit the quaint village of Saint Avit Senieur!
Right next to the late 11th Century church built in romanesque style and its abbey inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage, you’ll find the restaurant: La Table de Léo.
If you want to go for something other than the standard foie gras and duck menu, give this place a try, you won’t regret it!
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
Are you suffering from the winter blues also called the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ? Here’s 3 tips for boosting your energy, mood, and outlook on life!
1- Walking: It’s no secret, walking is good to lift the mood! In Dordogne, you’ll find lots of easy family friendly walks. The latest walk we did was in Mescoules, a 4,4km trail (“Boucle De Grand Champ) using the free app randogps. This hike has everything you want: easy enough for the whole family, lots of open spaces with woods, vineyards, family lands… and if you’re lucky like us, you’ll spot 7 deers running accross the fields! More details: Tuto (french) how to download on your android phone & use the free app randogps: https://goo.gl/65nMu3 Mescoules hike (4,4km) : https://goo.gl/t59oss
2- Fitness & Fun: What about exercise that isn’t exercise? If like me you’re not a big fan of fitness…. at all….pop in Pombonne Park in Bergerac and try the brand new fitness trail which features 8 fitness stations (270m long)! Available for free use all year round … it’s a great way to stay in good shape, try new exercises without having to go to a gym or enjoy fitness challenges between families and friends. More details: https://goo.gl/dnGZxj
3- Treating Yourself To A Warm Healthy Hot Drink: What better way to enjoy winter than cozying up with a nice, hot cup of something delicious and healthy? A trip to our favorite coffee shop in Monpazier, Café Ecureuil, is garanteed to bring a spring in your step! They are now launching 3 new hot drinks to keep you warm and healthy: j matcha latte (green: detoxifies and calms the mind) beetroot latte (pink: improves blood flow and lower blood pressure) and tumeric latte (yellow: fights inflammation and protects the heart)! More details: Open every day except on friday Address: Place des Cornieres, Monpazier Facebook: https://goo.gl/D5bVQA
4- Plan Your Summer Vacation In Dordogne: What better way to fight the winter blues than to plan and look forward your next family/friends getaway in Dordogne. Need help? We’ll be happy to welcome you at L’Ancienne Ecole, our holiday rental in the heart of the historic village of Beaumont du Perigord.