Our regular blogs inform you not only of important events and glorious places to visit but of general life here in the Dordogne.

For all, you need to know about what to do, see and experience in the Dordogne and surrounding regions, read on...  

Richard I known as Richard the Lionheart or Richard Coeur de Lion was born in Oxford, England on 8th September 1157. He was the third son of King Henry II and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine and spent his childhood learning to become a military leader. He succeeded his father in 1189, to become King of England but until his death just down the road from us in Chalus, Limousine, he was only to spend a...

French snails and snail caviar! Did you know that we have eaten land snails since prehistoric times, they were considered elite food by the Romans and their eggs today are as valuable as Beluga caviar? It’s hardly surprising then that on 24th May National Escargot Day is celebrated! Snail Farms in France Heliciculture is the name given to the practice of snail farming for food and there are 300 s...

The Lily of the Valley might be seen by the uninitiated as a rather small insignificant bell-shaped flower. In reality, it’s revered by royalty, is a major ingredient in designer scent and is symbolic for many.     Although not actually a Lily, this little white flower (more rarely found in pale pink) is also known as May Bells, Our Ladies Tears and Mary’s tears and generally appear for a few week...

Why Not Discover the North Dordogne? The Dordogne in South West France is an area rich in landscapes, outdoor activities, and culture with a strong gourmet appeal. It attracts tourists from across the globe, particularly the British. Covering an area of 9000km2 its comparable in size to Norfolk and Suffolk combined but its population of only 400 000 is less than Bristol! Most visit the South centr...