THE DORDOGNE - FAMOUS FOR FOOD AND DRINK WORLDWIDE
Whether you are a foodie or a wine lover the Dordogne and surrounding areas have it all
Monbazillac - If you are a wine enthusiast you will also enjoy visiting the wine cellars in the basement of the Chateau de Monbazillac. Not surprisingly you also have the opportunity to sample and buy the wines at the chateau: Monbazillac wines, especially the white sweet dessert wine, are appreciated by connoisseurs all around the world.
Sarlat - la - Canéda - Is a medieval town in the southwest of the Dordogne. Its central Sainte-Marie Church, redesigned by architect Jean Nouvel, hosts an indoor market as well as the weekly food market running through the beautiful streets. Sarlat sell local delicacies like foie gras and cheese.
Périgueux - The town has played an important role in the region for more than 2000 years, and there are various historical sites and a lovely old town in Perigueux. It has great restaurants in the old town and fabulous food market.
Saint-Emilion - The diversity of its wines is due to both a complex geology (sands, clay, limestone...) and a microclimate that is perfectly suitable for winemaking. Combined with the permanent care of professionals for their vines, this association of “terroirs” provides ideal conditions for the nutrition and the maturity of the different blends of grape varieties (mostly merlot, blended with cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon or malbec). These varietals allow Saint-Emilion wines to have a wide range of aromas and flavors particularly appreciated.
Our recommendations of the best restaurants in the region.
Some restaurants we would highly recommend you :
Domaine du Châtelard
Reservations : +33 (0)5 45 70 76 76
40 min drive.
Elegant country house and restaurant overlooking the private estate lake and woodland.
Have a refined lunch in the terrace then enjoy a stroll around the estate and lake.
Reservations : +33 (0)5 53 90 22 72
13 min drive.
The jewel of riberac known for its fine French cuisine.
Reservations : +33 (0)5 47 23 50 18
Lovely English couple own this lovely small restaurant in our village. A short walk from the gite you can enjoy their wonderful and frequently changing menu which reflects the seasons.
Restaurant Le Chabrol
Reservations : +33 (0)5 53 91 28 59
15 min drive.
Traditional French cuisine with local produce. They work closely with local farms and producers.
Moulin du Pont
Reservations : +33 (0)5 53 04 51 75