6 Things Your Boss Expects You To Bring Back From Your Holiday In The Dordogne Valley

6 Things Your Boss Expects You To Bring Back From Your Holiday In The Dordogne Valley

Here’s our Top 6 things to buy in the Dordogne!

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 organic winegrower, Christian Roche), 15 mins drive from our rental and on the way to Bergerac airport. More details: https://goo.gl/dXtPdU

2- CHEESE: Trappe d’Echourgnac

This is one of my all time favorite cheese and we call it here, in our house, “Nuns Cheese”…. why???? Simply because it’s been produced by nuns since 1868  at the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bonne Espérance (our Lady of Good Hope), near Double in Dordogne.
La Trappe d’Echourgnac is made from pasteurized cow’s milk. The Abbey produces two versions of the cheese; a traditional recipe based on Port Salut and a newer version of the same cheese but washed with walnut liqueur (the exterior rind is a dark, rich brown).
It’s a mild cheese with a nutty flavour so it will appeals to a lot of people.

You can purchase them from the Abbey shop or in any good local supermarkets.
Location:
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bonne Espérance
Directions : 1,5 km west from Échourgnac via the D8 going to Saint-Aulaye.
GPS : Longitude 45.127753° N – Latitude 0.213363° E.
Google Map : https://goo.gl/maps/Wk4DiBMK8WE2.
Site : http://www.abbaye-echourgnac.org/
For info: Vacuum-packed cheese for an easy transport : 18€/kg (photo: 0,840kg for 15,25€)

3- CEPES, TRUFFLES, FOIE GRAS…...: our one stop shop in Bergerac: La Truffe Perigourdine Address, opening hours…: https://goo.gl/dNqvxA)

4- HONEY (directly from the beekeeper):

5 mins drive right outside Beaumont du Perigord, our village, Jean-Michel and Claire Borie, honey farmers, sell an outstanding honey!
My favorite one, is the creamy version, perfect for spreading on homemade bread!
Price: 9€/kg
Other honey available: chesnut, lime tree, all flowers, acacia…
GPS :
Lon : 0.7578379999999925
Lat : 44.724718
Addresse : Videpot 24440 NOJALS ET CLOTTE
Phone : +33 5 53223730
Directions and map: https://goo.gl/1Moesu

Perigord honey

5- CRAFTS FROM TALENTED LOCAL ARTISTS:

If I had to pick only 2, it would be:

Eric Simonin, Glass blower in Brantome

Eric Simonin chose Brantome, the “Venise du Perigord”, to set up his workshop. A true artist, he creates amazing and unique glass art sculptures inspired from Mother Nature: jellyfish, anemone, mushrooms, stones… and turns them into lamps, plates, jewellery and even chrismas balls. They are all breathtaking and no wonder they were in the nationalTV a few times.

Website and online shop:http://www.ericsimonin.fr/

Alexandra and Jean-François Cesar from the pottery shop “La Salamandre” in Monpazier.

They make the most exquisite ceramic, stoneware and porcelain ware you’ve ever seen and at a reasanable price!
Website: hhttps://www.poterielasalamandre.com/#Accueil.E
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poterie.la.salamandre/


Jellyfish blown glass: the making

6- FLEA MARKET or BROCANTE
The brocante is THE place where you can pick up a unique souvenir, some fantastic bargains and some real treasures to take home!

Flea market day in our village

Pottery Class For Kids In Eymet

Pottery Class For Kids In Eymet

According to the ActivityHero Blog (http://bit.ly/2C7UBT1) pottery workshop for children has many benefits: "It can enrich your children’s lives in ways ranging from boosting their self-esteem to improving their motor skills"!

So, help your child develop his/her innate creativity by registering him/her for next wedesnday playful pottery workshop with Sabine Camps, Ceramist, in Eymet.

More infos:
"Les mercredis récréatifs"
Location: Bibliothèque (Library), 31 rue du couvent, 24500 EYMET
Date: 21/02/2018 (from 14:30 to 16:30)
For children from 6 years old, please book in advance (limited number of seats available)
Tel : +33 5 53 22 55 48
Mail : bibeymet@gmail.com

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Pottery Pair In Bergerac

Pottery Pair In Bergerac

Morroco, was a life-changing trip for young Caroline Vernet aged nine. While on holiday with her parents, she visited a pottery workshop there and decided: "when I grow up I want to make pottery". Later in life, she met her other-half, Luis Jéronimo. He worked as a theatrical lighting designer and converted to pottery by love of the potter. They are the passionate artists behind "Arts Terres", an exquisite pottery shop in Bergerac.

So, if you re still looking for the perfect/unique Christmas gift for your loved one, pop in their shop and muse at the colourful selection, you're bound to find a gem!

Photo: Caroline Vernet and one of her creation

Bergerac: 20mins from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord.

More infos about the artists: "Arts Terres"
Shop: 24, rue Neuve Argenson, just accross Bergerac City Hall
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday (9h00-12h30 and 14h00-19H00). Open also on Sunday in July/August
Contact: artsterresbergerac96@gmail.com
Website: http://www.arts-terres.fr/
FB: http://bit.ly/2BkbTvi

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