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).
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 The Abbey produces two versions of the cheese; a traditional recipe based on Port Salut and a newer version of the same cheese but washed with walnut liqueur (the exterior rind is a dark, rich brown).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.
Here's our Top 6 things to buy in the Dordogne (list non exhaustive)
1- Wine: 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 wine grower, Christian Roche), 15 mins drive from our rental and on the way to Bergerac airport. More details: https://goo.gl/1exxJF
5- Crafts from talented local artists: If I had to pick only 2, it would be Eric Simonin, Glass blower in Brantome (more infos https://goo.gl/A1xQ1F ) and Alexandra and Jean-François Cesar from the pottery La Salamandre in Monpazier (more infos: https://goo.gl/QBzKep)
6-Brocante (flea market): Our vacation rental, L'Ancienne Ecole, is located in the heart of the historic village of Beaumont du Périgord, only 2 mins walk from the main square where flea markets and antique fairs will take place especially during the summer months. The brocante is THE place where you can pick up a unique souvenir, some fantastic bargains and some real treasures to take home!(more details: https://goo.gl/NLpKZo)