“My day out at Beynac” – Ruth Gates

“My day out at Beynac” – Ruth Gates

BEYNAC-et-CAZENAC “What would you say if I told you that you could see the very chamber which Richard the Lionheart, King of England, occupied in the Dordogne region of France? That’s the amazing thing about this area: history becomes today’s reality! Beynac Castle is...

** 4 REASONS TO PAINT PLEIN AIR**

4 Reasons to paint plein air Let’s talk about plein air painting. Some artists like to go on field trips to take photos and later return to the comfort of their own home or studio where they can paint from the previous taking photos. Others like to take their...
5 items you MUST take home from Perigord Retreats

5 items you MUST take home from Perigord Retreats

5 items you MUST take home from Perigord Retreats When you come to visit us for a painting workshop this summer, bear in mind you’ll be visiting a unique place in the world. There is such a rich history in this region, dating from pre historic times through to today....
Angela Turner – Head Chef/Co-founder

Angela Turner – Head Chef/Co-founder

We are happy today to focus on Angela, your chef during your stay at Périgord Retreats. Angela, in addition to managing this company, knows how to receive her guests. She definitly has more than one string to her bow! So without delay, here are some excerpts from...

Jardins d’eau

Jardins d’eau I’ve been meaning to visit the jardins d’eau (Water Gardens) since March. After eventually getting round to it this past weekend, I’m happy to say it certainly wasn’t anti-climatic. The water gardens are vibrant and full of vivid...

Snow is coming…

SNOW! Hello to all Perigord Retreats’s readers. It’s been a while since we have blogged and we sincerely hope you’ll forgive us. We are in full preparation mode to welcome you next year! Gardening, DIY … We wish to leave nothing to chance to...

Mushrooms of the Dordogne

The mushrooms Very rare are those who, in passing through the Dordogne, have not seen à la carte from a restaurant – the famous Magret duck sauce with cep mushrooms or Duck Aiguillettes with chanterelles. For those who would not have understood it, we are...

Blackberries from the Perigord

Picking Blackberries We enjoyed a sunny August weekend to go and pick our first blackberries. It is part of one of our pleasures  of living in the countryside. What could be more enjoyable than being able to feed on what nature offers us just a few steps from the door...

Tour de France stage 10

  As you know, our blog allows you to discover the different riches of our region, from the heritage, cultural, culinary, architectural and other perspectives, but also from a sporting point of view that holds an important place among active members of Perigord...

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

  Les Jardins de Marqueyssac are located in the ‘commune’ of Vezac in the Dordogne, about thirty kilometres from Perigord-Retreats, and are the most visited gardens of the Aquitaine region. Set on more than 4 miles of walkable footpaths; you will be...