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 The Abbey produces two versions of the cheese; a traditional recipe based on Port Salut and a newer version of the same cheese but washed with walnut liqueur (the exterior rind is a dark, rich brown).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

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)

For more info about Beaumont & Around, please visit my Collection: https://goo.gl/yxvNix

Posted by Isabelle, Private Rental 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

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Fresh Quality Controlled Black Truffle Markets In Dordogne

Fresh Quality Controlled  Black Truffle Markets In Dordogne

Looking for the freshest truffle to vamp up your Christmas dishes?
The Dordogne boasts numerous quality controlled truffles Markets where you can learn, smell and purchase the unique and much prized by culinary connoisseur all over the world…. the one and only Black Diamond of the Perigord (Tuber Melanosporum)!

Enjoy!

Here's the list with opening hours and locations

Monday morning
● Sainte Alvère : 27/11 to 26/02/18 from 10h to 13h – Halle

Thrusday morning
● Excideuil – From décembre 2017 to 8th mars 2018 – Halle
● Saint Astier – From dec to feb – Halle
● Terrasson – From dec till end of feb 2018 at The "Vitrine du Périgord" (Tourism Office)

Friday morning
● Brantôme – From dec to feb from 9h to 12h atTourism Office
● Ribérac – From dec till end of feb 2018

Saturday morning
● Bergerac – From dec to feb from 7am till 1 pm – Halle du Marché Couvert
● Périgueux – From dec til mid-fev 2018, depending on the production at the Place de l'Ancien Hôtel de ville – Note: Markets on wed 20th et 27th of dec 2017.
● Sarlat – From dec to mid march 2018 – Rue Fenelon – from 9h to 12h –
● Thiviers –

Sunday Morning
● Sorges – From dec till end of january 2018 at 10am – Galery Louis Pradel –
● Saint Geniès – City Hall

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