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

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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

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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)

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Secret Picnic Spot In Singleyrac

Secret Picnic Spot In Singleyrac

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Following yesterday's article (https://goo.gl/NnbKV8), here's a pic of a lovely & well kept place we stopped for a break in Singleyrac.

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Best Coffee Shop: Café Ecureuil In Monpazier

Best Coffee Shop: Café Ecureuil In Monpazier

There are many coffee shops around the Dordogne, but the best one is in Monpazier, 15mins drive from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord, it's called Café Ecureuil!

Reasonably priced establishment where the coffee is out of this world and the service is fast and friendly.
Cookies, cakes… everything is homemade and ingredients are organic and sourced locally when possible (milk, apple juice….).
Coffee lovers will be deglighted to taste the Rwandan coffee beans used at the moment: sweet, deep, buttery chocolate flavor… this cup of coffee will send you home buzzing and hooked!

And if you want to bring some home, you can buy the beans (6,50€ for 250gr).

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

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

#France #Aquitaine #Dordogne #Perigord #BeaumontduPerigord #Bergerac# #Monpazier##CoffeeShop# #BestCoffee# #Foodies# #FoodandDrink# #Rwanda# #Bean# #Barista# #CoffeeLover# #BuyLocal# #Brunch#

 

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