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...

Wild Animals

Living in the countryside at Perigord Retreats, we are very lucky to see an enormous variety of wild animals  on a daily basis. When we talk about wild animals, we mean anything and everything from mice and shrews, to wild boar, deer and a multitude of birds of prey...

Beautiful Birds at Perigord Retreats

One of the most important motivators for us is always trying to make the most out of what we have. Whether that be a giant chateau or a single bed apartment, a Ferrari Enzo or an old Ford Cortina. We have about 5 acres surrounding Perigord Retreats, most of which has...

Ecoute S’il Pleut, Gourdon

Hello everyone, i would like to introduce you to one of my favourite places in the Lot region; Gourdon. last year it became part of a regular routine. Many a Friday evening were spent here after a long week of work; enjoying the refreshing feel of the water cooling us...

Grottes de Cougnac, Gourdon

This Monday was another “Férié” – a bank holiday and so we had some time to spare. The weather was typically spring-like; frequent showers with blazing sunshine in between! Luckily, where we were headed, the weather was irrelevant. We went to the...