Bargain Alert: 1€ Cakes To Die For!

Bargain Alert: 1€ Cakes To Die For!

Don’t you love a good deal? 

A cake that costs only 1€! Is it possible?

Well, yes! Thanks to the bakery “Aux Péchés de Cyrano” (Cyrano’s Sins) in Bergerac, our latest discovery!

This special deal called “Rendez-vous Gourmand du Mois ” is on, every first week end of each month. Half a portion of individual cakes are then sold at the astonishing price of 1€ !

and wait for it…. it is for their full range of cakes… so whatever your taste buds desire, you’re bound to find your favorite treat in there! (check out below the array of choice)!

These mini bites are simply brillant. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a week end feast without breaking the bank!

So, guess where I m heading to, on sat 6 & sund 7th of april??? (1st week end next month)

AUX PECHES DE CYRANO*
73 Av. Charles de Gaulle – (Route de Bordeaux) 24100 Bergerac
Opening Hours: (closed on tues) open from mon to sat (7am to 7.15)- Sunday (from 7am to 1pm)

Website:https://www.auxpechesdecyrano.fr/
(*) don’t mind Google Maps translation for this bakery (should have been Cyrano’s Sins and not “From Fisheries to Cyrano”)

4 Reasons To Holiday In Dordogne

4 Reasons To Holiday In Dordogne

Fancy going on holiday but don’t know where to go? Here’s why you should consider the Dordogne Valley as your next destination!

1- Food Lovers Paradise:

Food is everywhere in The Dordogne: from foie gras, magret (duck), black truffle, cèpes (mushrooms), sermentine (bread), walnuts, trappe d’échourgnac (cheese), strawberries… The list goes on and on… So be sure to put in your suitcase some elastic waist pants !

Dordogne Strawberries L'Ancienne Ecole our self catering holiday accomodation near Bergerac in Dordogne SW of France

Visit any french market and experience the variety and wealth of products … or better visit a night market to sample local food freshly cooked in front you and dance all night long!

Beaumont Night Market: excellent food & entertainment
Sample fresh local food cooked in front of you in Beaumont!

And if you’re looking for a good restaurant, we recomment “La Table de Leo” in St Avit Senieur!

2- Quality and Cost Effective Wines

And how can we talk about food without mentioning wine?  

Lonely Planet’s says, “Since [it’s] not as famous as Bordeaux and St-Émilion, the area around Bergerac is an essential, and affordable, stop for wine buffs.”

Need some help to learn about local wines and sample them?
No problem!
We can organise wine tours by taxi with local vineyards.

3- Plenty To Do and See

The Dordogne also called the Land of the 1000 Castles has plenty to do and see.
Here’s our Top 10 things To Do in the area:https://goo.gl/kA4QxN

4- Location, location, location

Easily accessible by plane, train or by car, the Dordogne is a great destination.
British Airways and low cost airlines like Ryanair, Jet2, Flybe… land everyday into Bergerac airport.
More details about Bergerac airport: https://goo.gl/NqK9Cs

And if you’re looking to stay in a village and discover the area, we recommend Beaumont du Périgord, 20mins drive from Bergerac. Here’s why: https://goo.gl/ZT5Lfp

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!

3 New Amazingly Healthy Hot Drinks In Dordogne

3 New Amazingly Healthy Hot Drinks In Dordogne

Café Ecureuil In Monpazier

What better way to enjoy winter than cozying up with a nice, hot cup of something delicious and healthy?
Our favorite coffee shop in Monpazier, Le Café Ecureuil, is now launching 3 new hot drinks to keep you warm and healthy:

– TUMERIC LATTE (yellow): fights inflammation and protects the heart

– MATCHA LATTE (green): detoxifies and calms the mind

– BEETROOT LATTE (pink) improves blood flow and lower blood pressure

They re all look so delicious! I can't wait to try them all!

More infos:
Facebook: https://goo.gl/eBc4eV
Open every day except on friday
Address: Place des Cornieres, Monpazier

For more info about Dordogne Food and Drink, visit our Collection: https://goo.gl/aQtKeB

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Best Bakery In Beaumont

Best Bakery In Beaumont

Try The Boulangerie L'Epi beaumontois
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Drop in our favorite bakery in our village, 5 mins walk from our rental for fresh , out of the oven croissants and some delicious "sarmentine" bread for your breakfast. The "sarmentine" is a typical local bread with sesame, easily recognisable by its shape (split ends to illustrate the vine shoots from the vineyard – see photo).

Location:
L'Epi beaumontois : n°15 Rue Romieu in Beaumont-du-Perigord,

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Where To Go For Lunch In Beaumont

Where To Go For Lunch In Beaumont

Try The Bistrot Chez Claudette
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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!

Location:
Bistrot Chez Claudette : 29 Rue Foussal, Beaumont-du-Perigord, Beaumontois-en-Perigord

Credit Photo: Gord B

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Best Place To Buy Meat For Your BBQ In Beaumont

Best Place To Buy Meat For Your BBQ In Beaumont

Boucherie Charcuterie Delpech Daniel
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Our rental is equipped with a charcaol built in Bbq to make the best of the french summer weather. Next to it, we grow a herb garden for BBQ (rosemary, thyme…) or for seasoning your salads and spice up your cocktails (peppermint)!
So, all you need to do, is to buy some steaks! and guess what? You don't have to go far!
Right at the square, 2 mins walk from our holiday home, you'll find the Deli/Butcher Delpech with the best selection of quality meat: fresh meat, paté, cured meat…
all sure to “meat" your expectations!

Location:
Boucherie Charcuterie Delpech Daniel : 11 Place Jean Moulin, 24440 Beaumont-du-Périgord
Virtual Tour of the shop: https://goo.gl/dk9EsU

For more info about Dordogne Food and Drink, visit our Collection: https://goo.gl/aQtKeB

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Authentic Stone Baked Takeaway Pizza In Beaumont

Authentic Stone Baked Takeaway Pizza In Beaumont

La Braise
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I don't know about you, but usually when we arrive at a holiday rental, we just want to unpack, relax and not to do too much cooking…. so a takeway is a good solution!

In Beaumont, at the square, you'll find the Pizzeria Restaurant "La Braise".
It's a great place for takeaway pizza with a friendly atmosphere. Place your order and sit in the square with a drink while you wait.
The wood fired oven makes very good pizza which you can take back to our holiday house, only 2 mins walk down the road. Enjoy the beginning of a stress free holiday!

Location:
La Braise : 4 Place Jean Moulin, 24440 Beaumont du Périgord.
Restaurant & Pizzeria
Dine in or Takeway
English spoken

For more info about Dordogne Food and Drink, visit our Collection: https://goo.gl/aQtKeB

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Instantly Chilled Out: Coffee Shop Ecureuil In Monpazier

Instantly Chilled Out: Coffee Shop Ecureuil In Monpazier

Best way to stay calm and fight the festive frenzy : pop in the coffee shop L'Ecureuil in Monpazier for some well deserved ME TIME.
For me: a perfect cup of cappucino. What about you?

More infos:
More articles about L'Ecureuil:
Facebook: https://goo.gl/eBc4eV
Open every day except on friday
Address: Place des Cornieres, Monpazier

Credit Photo: our daughter Amelia, 11 yo!

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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

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