How Monpazier 11th Art and Craft Fair Could Get You on omg! Insider

How Monpazier 11th Art and Craft Fair Could Get You on omg! Insider

During 3 days, (from 31/5 to 2/6/2019), you’ll get the chance to meet face to face 50 talented local artists ready to show the best of their unique collections and to attend free workshops in the medieval village of Monpazier, 15-20 mins from our rental, L’Ancienne Ecole, in the heart of Beaumont du Périgord.


Created by le Pays du Grand Bergeracois in partnership with Monbazillac Wine Coop, in 2009, this event has been the must see for any craft addict!

Last year, the show was in the majestic Castle of Monbazillac.


Here’s some of the creations that caught my eyes:


Lea Pack Design (carpenter, cabinet maker): https://www.leapack-design.fr/
Myriam Moszkowicz (Jewelry Designer): http://www.bijoux-mz.fr/
Jean Pierre Tauzia (Plastic Sculptor): more infos and Facebook page
Xavier Batteux (Blacksmith): more infos
La Salamandre (Pottery in Monpazier): Website, Facebook and one of many articles I wrote.

Who and Where?

50 exhibitors: below, leaflet (2 pages) to help you to locate your favorite artist!

PROGRAMMATION-2019-à-télécharger

Practical info:

SALON METIERS ET ARTS
Address: Place des Cornières, 24540 MONPAZIER
Free entrance. 
Opening hours:
Friday 31 mai and Saturday 1st of June from 10h to 19h
Sunday 2 juin from 10h to 18h

Hard for me to resist so ll be there, are you coming along?

After the Fair, what to do?

After visiting the fair, take a break and visit our favorite and best coffee shop in Dordogne, L’Ecureuil

Looking for the best place to holiday and discover the Dordogne Valley?

Get in touch with us today: http://mydordogneselfcatering.com/

Monpazier is located 15-20 mins drive from our rental in Beaumont.

6 Secret Historic Villages Around Beaumont To Visit Before the Crowds Do

6 Secret Historic Villages Around Beaumont To Visit Before the Crowds Do

20 mins drive max from our rental in Beaumont du Périgord, discover these 6 gorgeous fortified villages!

1- Saint Avit Senieur

5mins drive from Beaumont, this is the closest one

2- Molières

10mins drive

3- Eymet

15mins drive

Photo Credit: Molinenca: https://goo.gl/8RjsCA

4- Issigeac

15mins drive


Photo Credit: Molinenca: https://goo.gl/8RjsCA

5- Monpazier

15mins drive

Photo Credit:
Kahnie Perks (@kahnieperks)

Mario De Marinis (@mariodemarinis)

6- Cadouin

20mins drive

Photo Credit:
Stef @coincoin24:
https://goo.gl/xwvhVD)
Marion & Antoine (@mademoiselle_voyage: https://goo.gl/ZyPX7a)
Tanya (@tanyamrist: https://goo.gl/YBcymb)

How To Take The Headache Out Of WHERE TO EAT BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER

How To Take The Headache Out Of WHERE TO EAT BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER

As you plan your next trip to the Dordogne, you should consider eating at these three places nearby our rental in the historic village of Beaumont du Périgord.

1- Breakfast at Café Ecureuil (Monpazier)

Le coffee shop, Café Ecureuil, is the best one in Dordogne.

It’s located 15mins drive from our rental in the awesome village of Monpazier.

Reasonably priced establishment where the coffee is out of this world and the service is fast and friendly.
Homemade cookies, pastries… made with organic ingredients sourced locally when possible like milk, apple juice

Enjoy a nice cup of sweet, deep, buttery chocolate flavor coffee from Rwanda ! I guarantee you’ll go 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

2- Lunch Chez Claudette (Beaumont)

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!

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


Credit Photo: La Cuillière en bois (https://goo.gl/1TT7Di )

3- Dinner at La Table de Léo (St Avit Senieur)

For dinner, drive 15 mins from Beaumont and visit the quaint village of Saint Avit Senieur!

Right next to the late 11th Century church built in romanesque style and its abbey inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage, you’ll find the restaurant: La Table de Léo.

If you want to go for something other than the standard foie gras and duck menu, give this place a try, you won’t regret it!

For more infos, visit their website http://www.latabledeleo.fr/en/
Bonus: you can book your table online!
Address: Le Bourg, St Avit Senieur
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/BQXbzKE8YYp

It’s no surprise the place has 87 five stars reviews!!!


Bon appetit!

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

#France #Aquitaine #Dordogne #Perigord #BeaumontduPerigord #Bergerac# #Monpazier##CoffeeShop# #BestCoffee# #Foodies# #FoodandDrink# #Barista# #CoffeeLover# #BuyLocal# #Brunch# #Latte# #HealthyDrink# #HotDrink#

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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

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# #FestiveFrenzy##Chillout##Relax##MeTime#

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Where To Meet Santa In Dordogne: Monpazier Christmas Market

Where To Meet Santa In Dordogne: Monpazier Christmas Market

#BookDirectDordogne#

You don't have to book flights to Lapland to see Santa this year.
He will be in Monpazier at the Christmas Market this saturday!

More details:
Monpazier Christmas Market
Place des Cornières, Monpazier
Saturday 14th of december 2018
From 5pm to 9pm

And if you get a chance, pop in the Café de l'Ecureuil for the best coffee in Dordogne: https://goo.gl/Dy3FE4

Credit Photo: http://pays-bergerac-tourisme.com

For more info about Dordogne Family Outings, please visit my Collection: https://goo.gl/2Q9q2m

Posted by Private Holiday Rental Owner, Isabelle at http://www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

#France##NouvelleAquitaine##Dordogne##Bergerac##Beaumontduperigord##Monpazier##Christmas##ChristmasMarket##FamilyFriendly##FamilyTime##Relax##HolidayTime##MeetSanta##

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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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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

#France #Aquitaine #Dordogne #Perigord #BeaumontduPerigord #Bergerac# #Monpazier##Ceps# #Market# #Foodies# #FoodandDrink# #Mushroom# #Fongus# #Wildmushroom# #Fongi#

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Another Picture Of Monpazier, A Well Preserved Bastide Near Beaumont

Another Picture Of Monpazier, A Well Preserved Bastide Near Beaumont

Monpazier (15mins drive from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord)

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

Photo Credit: Place des Cornieres, Monpazier by Kahnie Perks (@kahnieperks)

#france #dordogne #beaumontduperigord #monpazier #bastide #village #PlaceDesCornières
#arcades #square

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Best Handmade Leather Goods Made In France: Laurent and Florence ROUX (Monpazier)

Best Handmade Leather Goods Made In France: Laurent and Florence ROUX (Monpazier)

If you're visiting the bastide of Monpazier, be sure to go to Laurent and Florence ROUX shop. Best quality leather goods (colourful handbags, wallets, belts, moneybags…) at a very reasonnable price! You won't regret it!

More infos:
Laurent and Florence ROUX
61 rue Saint Jacques
24540 MONPAZIER
English spoken
Opening Hours:
From April to Mid October: 10h30 to19h.
July and August: 10h to 19h30.

For more infos about Arts and Crafts in Dordogne, please visit my collection: http://bit.ly/2kHHSLk

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

Photo: https://goo.gl/sR7qUg

#france##dordogne##bergerac##beaumontduperigord##monpazier##leather#
#leathergoods##LaurentetFlorenceRoux#

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