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...  

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...