How Not Knowing These Secret Picnics Spots Makes You A Rookie

How Not Knowing These Secret Picnics Spots Makes You A Rookie

“Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic”

Here’s our favorite secret spots for family picnic around Bergerac!

1- On the top of the hill: Beaumont du Périgord, our village
Bring your basket and enjoy the view from the top of the hill!

2- Along a stream: Couze Saint Front

Next to the paper mill de la Rouzique 
Moulin de la Rouzique: https://goo.gl/6EQ9ER


La Promenade du Caudeau in Lembras
Location: Lembras Carpark “Des Dayets” (free parking) – Entrance: just opposite the Church of Lembras (green sign post “Promenade du Caudeau”)

3- Along the Dordogne River

With a view of the Bergerac dam

With a view of the Tuillières dam

With the river at your feet (Mouleydier)

The Dordogne river at your feet

4- In a park: Pombonne Park, Bergerac

5- Next to a lake: Singleyrac (Le Peyrichoux lake)

The Dummies’Guide To The Summer Night Markets In The Dordogne

The Dummies’Guide To The Summer Night Markets In The Dordogne

Beaumont Summer Night Market: Sample fresh local food while listening to the band! (Credit Photo: Journal Sud Ouest)
Beaumont Summer Night Market: Dance into the night! (Credit Photo: Journal Sud Ouest)
Beaumont Summer Night Market with pony rides

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

Wednesday
Aubas

Thursday
Auriac-du-Perigord,  Issigeac, Loubejac,  Nontron,  Saint-Leon-sur-Vézère, Saint-Cyprien,  Sarlat (bio),  Verteillac

Friday
Besse, Brantome, La Chapelle-Gonaguet,  Le-Buisson-de-Cadouin, Javerlhac,  Peyrignac,  Saint-Cybranet, Salignac-Eyvigues,  Sigoules,  Valojoulx,

Saturday
Audrix ,  Saint Pompont

Sunday
Limeuil, Monbazillac

Don’t be shy, come and join the fun!

Easy Family Friendly Countryside Walk Around Mescoules Near Bergerac

Easy Family Friendly Countryside Walk Around Mescoules Near Bergerac

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Mescoules is another village part of the Bergerac wine-growing region.
Trail called "Boucle De Grand Champ " has been done and tested (15/01/19) with the free app randogps (https://goo.gl/5facHp)
Walk is 4,4 km with a starting point at the church carpark.

What I loved about this walk:
Very easy walk for the whole family: open spaces with woods, vineyards, farm lands. Bonus: we spotted 7 deers running accross the fields!

Photo taken: 15/01/19
(https://www.randogps.net/)
Very well marked path.

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Where To Meet Santa In Dordogne: Monpazier Christmas Market

Where To Meet Santa In Dordogne: Monpazier Christmas Market

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You don't have to book flights to Lapland to see Santa this year.
He will be in Monpazier at the Christmas Market this saturday!

More details:
Monpazier Christmas Market
Place des Cornières, Monpazier
Saturday 14th of december 2018
From 5pm to 9pm

And if you get a chance, pop in the Café de l'Ecureuil for the best coffee in Dordogne: https://goo.gl/Dy3FE4

Credit Photo: http://pays-bergerac-tourisme.com

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Easy Family Friendly Countryside Walk Around Nastringues Near Bergerac

Easy Family Friendly Countryside Walk Around Nastringues Near Bergerac

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Nastringues is another small village part of the Bergerac wine-growing region. It produces the “Haut-Montravel” wine (sweet white wine).
Trail called "Boucle de Nastringues" has been done and tested (26/11/18) with the free app randogps (https://goo.gl/7kjoMN)
Walk is 7,2 km walk with a starting point from the carpark next to the roman church.

What I loved about this walk: Woods, vineyard, countryside, this walk has it all!

Photo taken: 26/11/18
(https://www.randogps.net/)

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Sneak Peek: Bergerac Christmas Market Opening Tomorrow

Sneak Peek: Bergerac Christmas Market Opening Tomorrow

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Is anybody excited about this year's Christmas Market in Bergerac?
The festive market is due to open tomorrow but if you can't wait that long, here's a sneak peek at what they have to offer this year: https://goo.gl/9NNpg3

Location: Place de la Bardonnie in Bergerac
From sat 8th of dec to mon 24th of december 2018.
Opening hours: every day from 9am to 7pm.

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New Outdoor Christmas Ice Skating Rink In Bergerac

New Outdoor Christmas Ice Skating Rink In Bergerac

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Location: Place de la Republique in Bergerac
From sat 8th of dec 2018 to sund 6th of january 2019.
Opening hours: every day from 10am to 7pm.
Late nights ice rink opening hours: 14, 21 and 28/12 (open till 9pm).
Price: 45 mins for 4€ for adult and 2,50€ for children under 12 (skates included).

More details: https://goo.gl/d5Giko

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Easy Family Friendly Walk Around Singleyrac Near Bergerac

Easy Family Friendly Walk Around Singleyrac Near Bergerac

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Singleyrac is another village part of the Bergerac wine-growing region.
Trail called "Boucle de l'Ayguessou" has been done and tested (16/11/18) with the free app randogps (https://goo.gl/QBp9uJ)
Walk is 7,2 km walk with a starting point from the square in Singleyrac

What I loved about this walk: Woods, vineyard, countryside, this walk has it all!

Photo taken: 16/11/18
(https://www.randogps.net/)
Very well marked path.

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Sneak Peek: Bergerac Christmas Lights Revealed

Sneak Peek: Bergerac Christmas Lights Revealed

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It's that time of year again, and Bergerac is celebrating by launching a selection of spectacular Christmas lights across the town.
Come along on saturday 1st of december to discover them!

Credit Photo: Veronique Audit

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