A room in a 13th century Chateau located on the outskirts of a small bastide village will be home base for your time in the Dordogne. Every day you will be greeted by a typical petit dejuner and then the adventure begins. Brocante markets, trips to UNESCO world heritage sites and some of the most beautiful villages in France.
There is lots of time for shopping, and I can help you get your finds back home. The markets are generally held on weekends, so those are early and long days. During the week, while we visit Chateau’s, charming villages, perhaps a winery there will be stops at local brocantes, and open air markets.
Price includes airport transfers, most meals, unlimited wine, daily excursions, admissions, shared room at the Chateau with bath, and help finding those French items you are looking for.
The Dordogne is called the land of 1,001 chateau, and is steeped in history, with people living in the region for 40,000 years. We are not far from the prehistoric caves, after all. The last battle of the 100 Years war was fought about 6 kilometers away. The Romans also spent time here. Around every corner there is an alleyway or ancient doorway with a story to tell .
The food in the Southwest of France is seasonal; spring is filled with strawberries, cherries, young goats cheese, and white aspargus. The fall ushers in walnuts, chestnuts, foie gras, mushrooms, truffles, figs, and duck, in its many preparations. Bordeaux is the largest premium wine growing region in the world an is an integral part of the landscape.
Includes seven nights.
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