Welcome to the Périgord | Tour 2017
2017 Culinary Tours dates:
May 28th to June 03rd 2017
June 4th to June 10th 2017 (Sold out!)
June 11th to June 17th 2017 (Sold out!)
The culture and craftsmanship of the region remains as it was decades ago. This scenic area is built on rolling hills shaped by the winding Dordogne River as it makes its way west to Bordeaux. Here you’ll discover impressive fortified villages, medieval castles, a remarkable community of vintners, farmers and craftsmen, and markets famous for foie gras, walnuts, truffles and goat cheese.
Your chef and guide, Thierry Meret, has family here and has forged a special relationship with the artisans that are bound to inspire you.
Your Trip is Yours to Design
Do as much or as little as you please during your stay with us. Participate in all aspects of our itinerary, or request a picnic lunch and venture off. Whether relaxing by the pool, hiking, biking or enjoying the sanctuary of the estate, the experience is yours to create.
During your stay you may participate in up to six different hands-on kitchen gatherings. Topics will range from pastries to fish to duck confit. Our open kitchen atmosphere invites observation, participation and tasting at any time of day. Our market tours are designed to be both informative and fun.
Learn how cheese is made at a local fromagerie, explore a fast-paced snail farm, and stroll through on of the oldest market of France to gather fresh produce for an improvised dinner at our chateau! Watch as walnuts are harvested and learn about how orchards are tended. Take part in a “hunt” like no other, with the famous black truffle as prey!
Tour the Bergerac wine region and discover its five main varietals. Enjoy a discussion with winemaker David Fourtout and taste some of the best wines his ninth-generation winery has to offer. Visit the cave at the renowned Chateau Monbazillac, home to the largest “noble rot” production facility in the world.
The Dordogne valley is known as The Valley of 1001 Castles. From medieval strongholds like the village of Beynac, the chateau of Castelnaud or Bridoire and the UNESCO-recognized village of Les Eyzies, our carefully selected destinations will give you an intimate understanding of the region and its culture.
Your hybrid bicycle is yours to use at any time and endless biking and hiking trails await. The itinerary includes opportunities to cycle to some destinations; however, for those who prefer, our van is always available.
Please note that inclement weather and unforeseen
circumstances may cause itineraries to change without notice.
For more information, please email us or call us at 403-764-COOK (2665)
and we will be happy to set-up an appointment with you to answer any question you may have.