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

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

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

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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!

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

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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

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Discover The Ceps Market In Monpazier

Discover The Ceps Market In Monpazier

The cep considered, as the king of mushrooms, is one of the meatest and tastiest wild french fungi.
Fancy buying some fresh ones to vamp up your omelette, pop in Monpazier market (15mins drive from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord) to get some!

More infos:
Market opens every day at 3pm in the beautiful wooden covered market hall.
Price from 15 to 20€.

Credit Photo: Marie-Hélène Ehrart: Monpazier Ceps Market

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

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Sainte Alvere Truffle Market Opening Soon: 26/11/18

Sainte Alvere Truffle Market Opening Soon: 26/11/18

The Sainte-Alvère truffle market is definitely one of the best in the area. Its sale is controlled and supervised so that even if you're a novice, you can be sure that your purchase will be one of quality at a fair price.

More infos:
Market opens every monday at 10 am from 26th nov to 25th feb (market closed on the 24/12 but opens on 20 and 27/12/18).

Credit Photo: Arnauld Bernard

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

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What Are You Baking For Halloween?

Do you have a favorite Halloween muffin recipe? If so, please share here.

I don't have one so I decided to turn to internet to find one. I ve never done it so I ll let you know how it turn out later on.

In the meantime, here's the recipe.

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

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

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

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Pumpkin Muffins Recipe – Joyofbaking.com *Video Recipe*
These Pumpkin Muffins are full of nutritional value yet are still loaded with flavor. With Demo Video

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Best Bakery And Pastry Shop Near Bergerac

Best Bakery And Pastry Shop Near Bergerac

La Gloire de Mon Père

Do you have a sweet tooth like me?
Well, if it is the case, you'll be thrilled to hear that there is a place near Bergerac where you can get your fix!

From my own experience it's quite impossible to find a Patisserie/Boulangerie (Pastry Shop/Bakery) good at both. Usually they can be brillant only at one of the 2 of them (pastries or bakery)… Well, I was proved wrong last week when we went for a walk from Creysse to Mouleydier (more infos: https://goo.gl/mKzYBm )!!!

La Gloire de Mon Père is THE place where you can get the best baguettes AND the best cakes for a special celebration or just a little treat for yourself!!!!
Bonus: you can grab a table and treat yourself to a cup of coffee with one their oh so yummy pastries before going for a walk along the river Dordogne!

Location: (on the main street) Le Bourg, Creysse
Facebook: https://goo.gl/ZPZo4a

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

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

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Family Friendly Pub Restaurant La Guinguette In Pombonne Park: They Are Open Again!

Family Friendly Pub Restaurant La Guinguette In Pombonne Park:  They Are Open Again!

Kids love going to Pombonne Park in Bergerac: lots to do and see (pay a visit to the donkeys, sheep and lambs, spy on the wild life, go on the children's zip wire and other games…)

And if they feel peckish or parched, while exploring the park… no problem… The Bar Restaurant La Guinguette is there to save the day!!!!

More infos: https://goo.gl/JyHp9c
Open every day over the Easter Holidays
Closed on Mon and Tues
Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee

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

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Black Truffle Market of Bergerac

Black Truffle Market of Bergerac

Looking for fresh truffles to vamp up your dishes?
Don't look further, you have up to the 25th of feb to head down to the Truffle Market of Bergerac on saturday morning!
Under the roof of the Food Market (Marché Couvert) reliable producers/vendors will showcase their best "black diamonds" to delight your tastebuds!

If you're stuck for a recipe, here s a few to get you started:
http://huff.to/2hXAqsr

And if you want to learn more about this awesome mushroom, why not taking one of our popular Gourmet Tours, the Truffle Tour (info: http://bit.ly/1oBFZR7).

For more info about What's On near Bergerac, visit our Collection: http://bit.ly/1lyjcno

Posté par Isabelle at www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

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