When our children were 11 and 9, young enough to still be entirely inside the family circle but old enough to remember, we splurged on a “once in a lifetime vacation” and rented a small farmhouse in Southwestern France outside the village of Saint-Cyprien.
The Dordogne département of southwest France is internationally renowned for more than medieval castles and foie gras cuisine.
It is also laden with a generous smattering of pre-historic sites that provide insight into the evolution of early humans.
LESSONS FROM LITERATUREMICHAEL MANDELBAUM, The American Interest, published on: September 25, 2018
The “Bruno” detective novels of Martin Walker showcase the enduring appeal of French village life in the new world of the 21st century.
PUBLISHED: 12:41 27 April 2018 - UPDATED: 12:41 27 April 2018
The Dordogne Valley is home to an enchanting mix of picture-perfect villages that have retained their French countryside charm. Here are 10 places that you should not miss.
The village of Beynac-et-Cazenac in Dordogne © RolfSt/Thinkstockphotos
Sylvie CLERGERIE, 24 Mars 2018, Blog: Le coin des voyageurs
A pretty guest house in one of the most beautiful villages in France
Aujourd'hui samedi 24 mars 2018, c'est la première Journée de l'hôte en France !
J'espère que cette initiative d'Eviivo va bien fonctionner et perdurer car nous sommes tous gagnants aujourd'hui :
les hôtes bénéficient de plein de petites attentions supplémentaires
Tom Mullen , CONTRIBUTOR. MAR 27, 2017
View of Dordogne River from Château Feodal de Beynac in Périgord, France
If you love maps and books and enjoy twiddling with a GPS, French geography will still challenge you. Administrative divisions, including 13 regions subdivided into 96 départements in mainland France (and Corsica), frequently change names and boundaries.
Nick Passmore , CONTRIBUTOR I write about wine and spirits. JUL 15, 2017
“ ‘Here’s another new one for you to try,’ said Jack, handing Bruno a glass of white wine. ‘Domaine de l’Ancienne Cure at Colombier.’ Bruno grinned at Jack. Now retired, Jack spent one afternoon each week visiting a different vineyard in Bergerac, and with some nine hundred winegrowers, he claimed it was a useful incentive to live another twenty years.”
By ERIC ASIMOV, JULY 25, 2017
I’m a sucker for any novel full of atmosphere, history and a fully realized sense of place — great terroir, as a wine writer might be expected to put it. All the better if the characters love food and wine and if meals can be savored vicariously right off the page.
Eric Azimov, July 24, 2017
LE BUGUE, France — As the police chief of the sleepy fictional town of St.-Denis in the Périgord region of southwestern France, Bruno Courrèges has battled murderers and arsonists, truffle fraud and archaeological vandalism, drug pushers and terrorists.