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A Sunlit May Escape: Family, Freedom, and Flavors in the Heart of Dordogne

Nestled along the serene Dordogne River, our vacation rental offers more than just a place to stay—it's a gateway to experiences. This long weekend, graced with sunshine and perfect 20° temperatures, has filled our property with the laughter of children, the strum of guitars, and the warmth of family gatherings.

The Spirit of Togetherness

Our expansive gardens and cozy communal areas have turned into hubs of joy and music, where families and friends bond over shared activities, far removed from the digital world's hustle. Nights come alive with music sessions, featuring pianos and guitars, under the starlit sky.

Exploring on Electric Bikes

Our adventures through the Dordogne are not limited to the confines of our lovely garden. Recently, my family and I have embraced the thrill of exploring on electric bikes, which have opened up a whole new way to see the vast and varied landscapes of this region. These bikes provide a gentle boost, making it effortless to visit the many enchanting villages dotted around the countryside.

"Yesterday's journey took us to the magnificent Château de Bannes, a testament to the region's rich history and architectural beauty. As we pedaled through rolling hills and vineyards, the chateau emerged on the horizon, its imposing structure a striking contrast against the lush greenery. The visit was not only a physical journey but a trip through time, encapsulating the grandeur of France’s past."

Gourmet Delights and Local Wines

Our region is famed for its culinary richness, influenced by the abundant local produce and the vibrant culture of Southwest France.

A short drive leads our guests to a bounty of restaurants serving up some of the region’s best dishes. From the fresh seafood delivered straight from the ports of Bordeaux, including my personal favorite—succulent oysters—to the rich flavors of locally-sourced veal, lamb, and beef, the choices are as abundant as they are exquisite. Vegetarians are also well-catered for, with a variety of options that highlight the region's fresh produce.

I can recommend in Issigeac (6 km from our estate).

  • Restaurant L'Atelier: This French restaurant has a very high rating (4.5 stars on Google with over 500 reviews) and offers a fine dining experience. They are open today for lunch and dinner.

  • Le Bouchon Médiéval: This restaurant looks like a charming and cozy place to enjoy a meal. They also have a very high rating (4.6 stars on Google with over 250 reviews) They are open today for lunch and dinner.

  • La Brucelière: This French restaurant is another highly-rated option (4.7 stars on Google with over 450 reviews). They are open today for lunch and dinner.

  • La Closerie de la Beyne - The restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The menu changes seasonally to reflect the best of what the region has to offer. Guests can enjoy their meals in the dining room or on the terrace, which offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Going a little further

  • Restaurant La Chartreuse du Bignac at 1883 Rte du Bignac, 24520 Saint-Nexans, France. It has a rating of 4.5 stars on Google reviews. Opening hours today are 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

  • La Table de Leo - La Table de Léo is a well-regarded semi-gastronomic restaurant located in Saint-Avit-Sénieur, Dordogne, France, within the Périgord Pourpre region. It boasts a 4.5-star rating on Tripadvisor with over 450 reviews and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence and a Bib Gourmand recognition from Michelin .

Enjoy a delightful BBQ in our gardens or explore the nearby restaurants that offer everything from fresh seafood to sumptuous vegetarian dishes. Complement your meals with our handpicked local wines:

  • Vitteau-Alberti Soie Blanc Brut Crémant de Bourgogne: A crisp and refreshing white, perfect for toasting to a beautiful day or enjoying with a light meal.

  • Chateau de la Jaubterie Chardonnay: A rich and balanced white, ideal with seafood or creamy pasta dishes.

  • Chateau de la Jaubterie Bergerac Sec: A peppery and vibrant white that pairs wonderfully with hearty dinners.

  • Chateau de Corbiac from Pecharmant: A deep and flavorful red, excellent with red meats or a chocolate dessert, embodying the robust spirit of Pecharmant.

Lush Amenities

From the tennis court to the swimming pool, our property is equipped with facilities that cater to relaxation and active fun. Whether you’re up for a morning tennis match or an afternoon dip in the pool, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

As this wonderful weekend concludes, the echoes of joyful laughter and the clinking of wine glasses linger, reminding us of the timeless charm of Dordogne. Our retreat is not just a getaway; it's a place where every corner is infused with opportunities for making lasting memories.

Are you ready to explore, relax, and indulge in the delights of Dordogne? Book your stay with us today and experience the unique blend of history, nature, and culinary excellence that only our region can offer. We look forward to welcoming you to your next adventure!

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