Tonight, if you want to avoid the crowd and get the best view of Bergerac fireworks, bring a picnic basket for a late dinner and drive up to Monbazillac Castle! You won't regret it! From here, Bergerac is at your feet! Sit on the grass and enjoy!!!! This is the best seat!
Yesterday, on the way to the Monbazillac Health & Well Being Fair, we decided to stop at the 16th century Castle well worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood: stunning views of Bergerac and great wine tasting!
Photo taken yesterday (14/10/17 with temp of 26°C)
Monbazillac Castle: 30mins from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord.
Next week end (sat 15/10 and sund 16/10), relax, revive and feel good by visiting the Monbazillac Health & Wellbeing Fair!
Wellbeing experts will be on hand to talk/show you how they can help to look good and, more importantly, feel good! (Geobiology, reflexology, Reiki, psychic mediums, Bach flower remedies, essential oils….)
Location: Salle des Fêtes de Monbazillac, le Bourg, 24240 MONBAZILLAC (15mins drive from Bergerac) More than 45 exhibitor stalls Free Entry Free Carpark Opening Hours: Sat (from 10am to 7pm) and Sund (from 10am to 6pm)
Who doesn't know Monbazillac, the most famous of all sweet wines produced in Dordogne? The vineyards are spread over the south slopes of the Bergerac region, and they are some of the oldest in the area.
Location: 30 mins drive from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord, overlooking the town of Bergerac,
Photo taken (02/09/17) in Monbazillac. Can you spot the town of Bergerac in the background?
Did you know that according to the WineFolly Blog (article below) chocolate is the best confectionery to match wine? Why? It might be to do with the fact that both share the same process of coming to be ("Both cocoa beans and wine are fermented with the very same type of yeast").
So, if you re tempted to experiment during this festive season, don't miss the generous tasting sessions organized and held in the Maison du Tourisme et du Vin in Monbazillac (30 mins drive from our rental) in partnership with the local expert in chocolate "L' Epi D'Or".
Free entrance and tasting. Wine and cholocate available for sale on site For more info: http://bit.ly/2hjy3Vp
From 17/12/2016 to 31/12/2016 Adress : Maison du Tourisme et du Vin, Le Bourg, 24240 Monbazillac Opening hours: http://bit.ly/2ijWm5H
Thomas Lechevallier and Laurent Fabry, are the two foodies behind this delicious beverage. This newborn, released only last june has taken the market by surprise. With only 8,5°alcool and its fruity&refreshing taste, it is THE summer drink to serve! It was born from the marriage of fresh strawberries, produced locally in Perigueux, pureed in a laboratory to extract the juice for later to be mixed on site, at the Chateau where the Monbazillac sweet wine is stored. So, contrary to similar drinks sold on the market you won't find any artificial strawberry aroma here, only the real stuff! First sold only in The Cactus bar in Périgueux its popularity grew quickly with the help of the glorious french summer and now you can find it in the supermarkets and also online (9,80euros the bottle).