Fabulous food tour of Dordogne, France

Written by on November 25, 2018 in Tours in France

Julia Child, the acclaimed cookbook author, once said “In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”  And Australian proprietor of Dordogne Country House Holidays, Rosemary Vine is inclined to agree with her.

“I split my time between Australia and France, and each time I return, it’s with fresh eyes and a big appetite! After eight indulgent years, I can now put down the éclairs long enough to look around me, and enjoy the feast for the eyes, as well as my stomach.”

Chateaux, gateaux and gorgeous villages – a week long foodie tour of the Dordogne

For the 2019 Food Lovers Tour, Rosemary will host a small group of guests at Villa Ste Therese. The traditional maison de campagne is perched at the edge of stunning Monpazier, a 13th century Plus Beau Village de France.

A daily edible expedition, exploring some of the hidden gastronomic and historic icons of the region make this week long food tour a deliciously mouth-watering experience.

“Most visitors to the Dordogne are familiar with busy towns like Sarlat or Perigueux. But, the villages and hamlets of the Dordogne offer a more tranquil, traditional experience. One that lives up to the area’s reputation as ‘the food basket of France’. These places offer authentic historical and cultural insights a little bit off the beaten track.

“The locals are still very much in touch with their heritage in the Perigord Pourpre. Food and feasting is closely intertwined with customs and traditions. We’re going to explore some of that history during the tour,” said Rosemary.

Autumn is the best time to visit Dordogne for food lovers

Autumn is the season to enjoy those iconic regional specialties France is famous for, including confit duck, foie gras, perfect discs of cabecou goat’s cheese and wild cepe mushrooms.  The September 2019 tour will feature wonderful experiences each day, such as:

  • You’ll meet a truffle hound on the hunt for Perigord’s ‘black diamond’. Followed by a degustation, a tasting experience with the fourth-generation trufficulturist.
  • Discover seasonal produce at a bustling village market. You’ll be guided by a Michelin-star chef who will help you to choose the best products. Afterwards you’ll visit his converted mill house to cook a delicious three course lunch.
  • Explore fabulously photogenic medieval villages, chateaux and riverside hamlets. The Dordogne is home to several listed Plus Beaux Villages which you will visit.

All the delectable tour details can be viewed and downloaded at

 

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