5 things to see and do in and around Riberac Dordogne

29 Aug

Riberac Have a wander around to discover a variety of small shops, café/bars and restaurants. On Fridays throughout the year, Riberac hosts the biggest market in the area. The Office de Tourisme has plenty of local information. www.riberac-tourisme.com Brantome One of the most visited towns in the area thanks to its gorgeous good looks. A stunning abbey, […]

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Sarlat, Dordogne | A time warp town to fall in love with

10 Jul

You just can’t help but fall in love with Sarlat in Dordogne. The medieval buildings, fabulous market and gourmet food shops are so enticing. The cobbled streets lure you on to discover winding alleyways, steep stairways and their treasures. It’s a town where restaurants serve the most delicious of local dishes with pride and flair. […]

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The historic and pretty town of Bazas in the Gironde

18 Mar

Gascony remains unchanged since the 1950s by industry, tourism or major highways, its landscape has stayed resolutely agricultural for centuries. Soft white clouds languish in deep blue skies above fields of bright yellow sunflowers, sun-kissed vineyards that stretch to the horizon, and velvet green pastures dotted with gaggles of geese and cream-coloured cows, Gascony’s appeal […]

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Wine, Rivers and Chateaux of Bordeaux by Boat and Bike

12 Feb

Rupert Parker cruises down the Dordogne River and up the Gironde, stopping off to cycle around the Bordeaux wine regions. There’s the added bonus of popping into Chateaux and sampling famous wines like Margaux, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Saint-Émilion. The transfer from Bordeaux airport is less than an hour and I join the boat at […]

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Step back in time in the town of Blaye Aquitaine France

20 Nov

the historic town of Blaye is in the Gironde Department, Aquitaine. The region straddles a prominent position in southwest France. It stretches long and lean against the French Atlantic coastline, reaching up to the Pyrénées mountain range and transcending to the Spanish border.  It is here, in Blaye, that intrepid travelers can scamper to the […]

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Visit the sensational town of Saint-Emilion Bordeaux

30 Jan

Saint-Émilion is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine region in southwest France. Perched on a limestone hilltop like a graceful balcony above the Dordogne Valley. In 1999, Saint Émilion became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, honored for its cultural landscape and historical vineyards. This medieval, fairytale town is a maze of curlicue ballast […]

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