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What to see and do in Bergerac, Dordogne

Written by on April 2, 2019 in Aquitaine, Holidays & Things to do
What to see and do in Bergerac, Dordogne

The town of Bergerac nestles along the banks of the River Dordogne in Dordogne, Aquitaine. It’s in an area known as Périgord Pourpre (purple Périgord). A land of lush vineyards, the Purple Périgord is also famous for its rolling hills and fields of sunflowers peppered with tiny hamlets and grand castles. Medieval Bergerac sits in […]

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10 great things to do in Bordeaux

Written by on February 20, 2019 in Aquitaine
10 great things to do in Bordeaux

Bordeaux used to have a reputation for being a bit grubby. It’s hard to believe as you wander its streets of honey-coloured buildings. But, if you head to the 17th century Church of Notre Dame (modelled after the Church of Gesú in Rome), stand facing it and look to your left. You’ll see a tea […]

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Bordeaux City | Pey Berland district

Written by on February 2, 2019 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City | Pey Berland district

Bordeaux city has several distinct districts each quite different from each other. Pey Berland has a blend of old and new and a hip vibe plus Bordeaux’s only shopping mall. Pey Berland Bordeaux This district is an interesting mix of elegant 18th century architecture and contemporary 1960s construction. It’s home to the administrative center of […]

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Bastide | Off the beaten track in Bordeaux

Written by on January 17, 2019 in Aquitaine
Bastide | Off the beaten track in Bordeaux

Most visitors to Bordeaux keep to the left bank where historic Bordeaux is located, but head to the right bank for a different vibe and more fun! Rive Droite Bordeaux | Right Bank Bastide, or “rive droite” was until recently a sleepy neighbourhood on the opposite side of the centre of Bordeaux, across the Garonne […]

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Truffle hunting in Dordogne

Written by on January 2, 2019 in Aquitaine
Truffle hunting in Dordogne

Truffles are one of those foods that you either love or hate. They’re not a take it or leave it type of thing – they’re too pungent for that. In Dordogne, everyone loves them, they’re one of the region’s prized treasures… What are truffles? Truffles are a form of mushroom, an edible fungus that some […]

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Sarlat Truffle Festival

Written by on January 2, 2019 in Aquitaine
Sarlat Truffle Festival

Every January a special event takes place in Sarlat, Dordogne – the famous truffle festival. The aromatic fungi take centre stage in this lovely, medieval town. Fabulous fungi If you’re a fan of these little smelly fungi, then you’ll love Dordogne in the winter. There are plenty of the “black diamonds” on offer at the […]

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Guide to City of Bordeaux | Bacalan district

Written by on December 27, 2018 in Aquitaine
Guide to City of Bordeaux | Bacalan district

Bacalan – raw Bordeaux Leave the classic picturesque center of Bordeaux behind for a change in atmosphere that’s well worth a visit. Bacalan, the northern part of the city, is built around the port and has a grungy look to it. Until recently this district wasn’t the most interesting and largely avoided by both tourists […]

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Bordeaux City | Quinconces and the Triangle d’Or district

Written by on December 21, 2018 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City | Quinconces and the Triangle d’Or district

Bordeaux City is made up of neighbourhoods, each has a different vibe and you can walk them all easily in a day. Quinconces and Triangle d’Or – The Age of Enlightenment in Bordeaux Bordering the old city from the north is the Triangle d’Or district. The architecture mostly dates back to the 18th century and […]

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Discover Chartrons the posh neighbourhood of Bordeaux City

Written by on December 14, 2018 in Aquitaine
Discover Chartrons the posh neighbourhood of Bordeaux City

When you visit Bordeaux city, it sometimes feels like there are a series of villages, each a little different from the other. Exploring them is a lot of fun, from the historic centre and the trendy St Pierre district to the vibrant Saint-Michel neighborhood and lovely Chartrons… Chartrons Bordeaux Chartrons, one of the northern districts […]

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Cité du vin the fabulous wine museum of Bordeaux

Written by on December 7, 2018 in Aquitaine, Museums and Châteaux
Cité du vin the fabulous wine museum of Bordeaux

I saw its swirling shape shimmering on the horizon from the train as I arrived in Bordeaux from Paris. A giant shiny coil on the landscape, futuristic and fabulous. What to see at the Museum of Wine Bordeaux La Cité du Vin is the first place I visited when I arrived and dumped my luggage […]

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