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.
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
We work in partnership with local vineyards for wine tasting tours by taxi. But if you don’t wish to spend a couple of hours in a vineyard, you can buy directly from a shop/vineyard. Our favorite one is : The Domaine de L’Ancienne Cure (shop & vineyard run by organic winegrower, Christian Roche), 15 mins drive from our rental and on the way to Bergerac airport. More details: https://goo.gl/dXtPdU
2- CHEESE: Trappe d’Echourgnac
This is one of my all time favorite cheese and we call it here, in our house, “Nuns Cheese”…. why???? Simply because it’s been produced by nuns since 1868 at the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bonne Espérance (our Lady of Good Hope), near Double in Dordogne. La Trappe d’Echourgnac is made from pasteurized cow’s milk. The Abbey produces two versions of the cheese; a traditional recipe based on Port Salut and a newer version of the same cheese but washed with walnut liqueur (the exterior rind is a dark, rich brown). It’s a mild cheese with a nutty flavour so it will appeals to a lot of people.
You can purchase them from the Abbey shop or in any good local supermarkets. Location: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bonne Espérance Directions : 1,5 km west from Échourgnac via the D8 going to Saint-Aulaye. GPS : Longitude 45.127753° N – Latitude 0.213363° E. Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/Wk4DiBMK8WE2. Site : http://www.abbaye-echourgnac.org/ For info: Vacuum-packed cheese for an easy transport : 18€/kg (photo: 0,840kg for 15,25€)
3- CEPES, TRUFFLES, FOIE GRAS…...: our one stop shop in Bergerac: La Truffe Perigourdine Address, opening hours…: https://goo.gl/dNqvxA)
4- HONEY(directly from the beekeeper):
5 mins drive right outside Beaumont du Perigord, our village, Jean-Michel and Claire Borie, honey farmers, sell an outstanding honey! My favorite one, is the creamy version, perfect for spreading on homemade bread! Price: 9€/kg Other honey available: chesnut, lime tree, all flowers, acacia… GPS : Lon : 0.7578379999999925 Lat : 44.724718 Addresse : Videpot 24440 NOJALS ET CLOTTE Phone : +33 5 53223730 Directions and map: https://goo.gl/1Moesu
5- CRAFTS FROM TALENTED LOCAL ARTISTS:
If I had to pick only 2, it would be:
– Eric Simonin, Glass blower in Brantome
Eric Simonin chose Brantome, the “Venise du Perigord”, to set up his workshop. A true artist, he creates amazing and unique glass art sculptures inspired from Mother Nature: jellyfish, anemone, mushrooms, stones… and turns them into lamps, plates, jewellery and even chrismas balls. They are all breathtaking and no wonder they were in the nationalTV a few times.