Europe's Classic Romantic Inns Dordogne
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A 15th century fortified chateau where your hosts, the Count and Countess de Montbron are pleased to invite guests into the large salon for aperitifs and conversation.. Their son Xavier loves giving tours and recounting ghost stories.
CHATEAU DE REGENAC
A fortified chateau dating from the early middle ages. Serge and Veronique Pardoux are your hosts, famous for their champagne banquets that last up to five hours. Serge, who has a large collection of military memorabilia, was a captain in the British army during the Normandy invasion.
MANOIR DE BARRAYRE
A lovely 15th century manor house owned by Madame Wattiaux-Charles Rooms rent for as little as $50 per night and families are most welcome. Nearby are delicious traditional French farmhouse restaurants.
CHATEAU DE BOURGONIE
This splendid fortified farmhouse was built in the 1400''s. The Count and Countess de Commarque are your hosts. The Count is a world authority on prehistoric cave paintings, and has a cave on his property he shows guests.
We go on a hunt for truffles and explain how they are used in foods like foie gras.
We visit Chez Andre, a famous local restaurant, and learn some recipes. We also discuss how red wine reportedly helps the French keep their cholesterol levels down.
Prehistoric Cave Paintings
The famous Lascaux Caves and its prehistoric cave paintings are in Dordogne, and Randall shows us caves and works of art from this period.
Randall walks us through the fortified market towns knows as bastides, which were built to protect inhabitants during the Hundred Years War.