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Life and Food in the Dordogne

Life and Food in the Dordogne

  • Author: James Bentley
  • Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
  • ISBN: 1461636248
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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Through the centuries, the Dordogne has cherished a tradition of fine cuisine that is framed throughout France, and the region has produced a disproportionate number of France's finest chefs: Brillat-Savarin, Caréme, Escoffier, André Noel and, in our own times, Marcel Boulestin. Moreover, the culinary skills found on the farms and in town households are not far removed from the gastronomic secrets of the finest restaurants. Historical and personal anecdotes abound in this rare book, rich in recipes, and full of insight and observation. Food is discussed at great length, and the recipes special to this part of France symbolize to the people of Perigord the traditional skills and patterns of life, a permanent way of looking at the world and its gifts. James Bentley has a house in the Dordogne, and spends a good part of each year there. His many books include travel guides to the Dordogne, the Loire, and Tuscany, and the Blue Guide to West Germany and Berlin.

The Dordogne

The Dordogne

  • Author: Stephen Brook
  • Publisher: Salem House Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dordogne (France)
  • Page: 216
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The Rough Guide to the Dordogne and the Lot

The Rough Guide to the Dordogne and the Lot

  • Author: Jan Dodd
  • Publisher: Rough Guides
  • ISBN: 9781843532484
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 416
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The Rough Guide to The Dordogne and the Lot is the insider's handbook to one of France's most compelling regions. A full-colour section introduces the region's highlights, from the vineyards of Bordeaux to the prehistoric cave paintings of the Vezere Valley. The guide provides in-depth coverage of all these activities and sights, and many more, including the Dordogne valley's magnificent châteaux and renowned local markets. The authors provide practical advice on navigating the region's waterways, whether by canoe or canal boat. For all corners of the region, there are authoritative reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay, from humble B&B's to Michelin-starred restaurants. Finally, the contexts section provides incisive background on the region's history, culture, festivals and superb cuisine.

Walking in the Dordogne

Walking in the Dordogne

35 walking routes in the Dordogne - Sarlat, Bergerac, Lalinde and Souillac

  • Author: Janette Norton
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
  • ISBN: 1783625856
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 264
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Guidebook to 35 half-day and day walks in France's beautiful Dordogne region, based around Bergerac, Lalinde, Sarlat and Souillac (Lot). The walks, which range from 6 to 18.5km, take in the region's myriad delights, from spectacular gorges to enchanting chateaux and charming medieval villages. All walks are within the capacity of the average walker, and are on well-marked paths or quiet roads. They are graded easy or medium; there are no long, steep climbs or abrupt descents. There are step-by-step descriptions and maps for each route. Also included is information on the history, flora and fauna of the region, together with practical pointers such as what to take and when to go, as well as notes on waymarking, accommodation and transport. A route summary table and glossary are also provided. Lying in south west France, the Dordogne is a land of great scenic variety, from rolling wooded hills and fertile valleys to barren upland plateaus and limestone cliffs riddled with caves. The charm of the Dordogne also lies in the picturesque medieval towns, châteaux, churches and abbeys that stud the landscape, and these are the focus of many of the walks.

The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne

The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne

  • Author: Richard Barber
  • Publisher: Companion Guides
  • ISBN: 9781900639279
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 334
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The guide for the traveller as opposed to the tourist: the person for whom the history of the region and its reflection in landscape, buildings and culture are the essence of travel.

Down and Dirty in the Dordogne

Down and Dirty in the Dordogne

  • Author: Andrea Frazer
  • Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1783754168
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 250
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This is the story of how two middle-aged Brits gave up a nice life in Blighty after falling in love with a delightfully dilapidated old French property. It’s no mean feat trying to restore a cavernous barn of a house (hovel) during the worst financial crisis of the modern age, especially when you’re faced with dodgy builders, red tape, rowdy locals, health problems, recalcitrant relatives, a house in England that simply won’t sell, and a multitude of escapologist cats – not to mention some resident skeletons. Andrea Frazer gives the lowdown on the ups and downs that befall two fish out of water as the couple take the plunge and move across the Channel.

The Rough Guide to Dordogne & the Lot

The Rough Guide to Dordogne & the Lot

  • Author: Jan Dodd
  • Publisher: Rough Guides UK
  • ISBN: 1409329925
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 368
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The Rough Guide to Dordogne & the Lot is the ultimate guide to this serene and enticing region with clear maps, honest accounts, inspirational itineraries and fascinating historical and cultural information. Discover Dordogne and the Lot's many highlights, with stunning photography and coverage on everything from the prettiest villages and best organic markets to the most amazing prehistoric cave art and the region's sumptuous wines. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Dordogne and the Lot, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, restaurants and bars for all budgets. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dordogne & the Lot. Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide to The Dordogne & The Lot (Travel Guide eBook)

The Rough Guide to The Dordogne & The Lot (Travel Guide eBook)

  • Author: Rough Guides
  • Publisher: Rough Guides UK
  • ISBN: 024131478X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 328
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The Rough Guide to the Dordogne & the Lot is the definitive guide to this beautiful and beguiling region of France, with clear maps, expert accounts, inspirational itineraries and fascinating historical and cultural information. Discover the Dordogne and the Lot's many highlights, with stunning photography and comprehensive coverage of everything from the prettiest villages and best markets to the amazing prehistoric cave art and the region's sumptuous wines. Detailed practical advice covers what to see and do in the Dordogne and the Lot, from cycling trails and hiking routes to canoeing down the rivers, and you can rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best restaurants and bars for all budgets, as well as the lowdown on where to stay, from campsites and chambers d'hôte to sumptuous château hotels. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to the Dordogne & the Lot.

Fodor's Dordogne & the Best of Southwest France

Fodor's Dordogne & the Best of Southwest France

with Paris

  • Author: Fodor's
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 0307928594
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 342
  • View: 9259
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Dordogne and Southwest France (including Bordeaux, the Basque Country, and Paris with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Southwest France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Dordogne and the Best of Southwest France: One of the hottest destinations in France, the Dordogne is a stone-cottage pastoral studded with fairy-tale castles, storybook villages, and France’s top prehistoric sights. The wines of Bordeaux are the standard against which others are measured. They've made the city rich and the owners of its vineyards, like Château Mouton-Rothschild, even richer. The Basque Country will put you under its spell, whether you head for Bay of Biscay resorts like Biarritz, coastal villages such as St-Jean-De-Luz, or the Pyrenean peaks. No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

A Château in the Dordogne

A Château in the Dordogne

The Ryman Familyʹs Dream

  • Author: Jeremy Josephs
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781856850902
  • Category: Vineyards
  • Page: 181
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Leaving behind him in the early 1970s, Rymans, the multi-million-pound stationery business that his family had built up in Britain, Nicholas Ryman followed his dream of owning a vineyard and chateau in France. Life was never the same again as one man's fantasy became a reality: of wine and vineculture, his family initiation into the mysteries of village life, a complex power struggle between father and son, and a look at the daily ups and downs of the 400-year-old Chateau de la Jaubertie, Bergerac.