6 Things Your Boss Expects You To Bring Back From Your Holiday In The Dordogne Valley

6 Things Your Boss Expects You To Bring Back From Your Holiday In The Dordogne Valley

Here’s our Top 6 things to buy in the Dordogne!

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 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 The Abbey produces two versions of the cheese; a traditional recipe based on Port Salut and a newer version of the same cheese but washed with walnut liqueur (the exterior rind is a dark, rich brown).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

Perigord honey

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.

Website and online shop:http://www.ericsimonin.fr/

Alexandra and Jean-François Cesar from the pottery shop “La Salamandre” in Monpazier.

They make the most exquisite ceramic, stoneware and porcelain ware you’ve ever seen and at a reasanable price!
Website: hhttps://www.poterielasalamandre.com/#Accueil.E
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poterie.la.salamandre/


Jellyfish blown glass: the making

6- FLEA MARKET or BROCANTE
The brocante is THE place where you can pick up a unique souvenir, some fantastic bargains and some real treasures to take home!

Flea market day in our village

Top 6 Things To Buy In The Dordogne

Top 6 Things To Buy In The Dordogne

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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

2- Cheese: Trappe d'Echourgnac is our favorite (more details: https://goo.gl/RWs2Wb)

3- Cepes, Truffles, Foie Gras..: our one stop shop in Bergerac: La Truffe Perigourdine Address, opening hours…: https://goo.gl/Jh92Ah)

4- Honey (directly from the beekeeper): More details: https://goo.gl/Ep65xW

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)

For more info about Beaumont & Around, please visit my Collection: https://goo.gl/yxvNix

Posted by Isabelle, Private Rental Vacation Owner at L'Ancienne Ecole: http://www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

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Dordogne Markets Near Bergerac

Dordogne Markets Near Bergerac

In addition to magnificent castles, prehistoric cave art and lush landscapes, the Dordogne is famous for its foodie traditions.

The markets, symbolizing the French way of life, have always been appealing to both locals and tourists. In Dordogne, practically all the towns organise their own markets. For example our historic village of Beaumont du Perigord where our rental is located has a market twice a week at the square (tuesday and saturday).

Beside this traditional market, I would add 2 Seasonal ones:
– Night Market also called Foodie Market during the Summer Time (The highlight of our village. More infos:http://bit.ly/2zzoz0t )
– Market "Du Gras" ie foie gras, duck confit, magret… (from november to march), Truffes ie "The Perigord Black Diamond" (from december) and Cepes (from september to november) during the Autumn/Winter months.

If you're interested in learning and tasting our local wines, organic beers, truffles, goat cheese, organic saffron, sign up for one of our Gourmet Tours.
For a sneak peak at what they entail, take a look: http://bit.ly/2jpM03K

Photo: Our village Night Market every monday night during the summer with live band: eat, drink and dance all night long!!!

For more info about Dordogne Food and Drink, visit our Collection: http://bit.ly/2jd1qpU

Posted by Isabelle at http://www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

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