Join me this September for a week full of discoveries in the Dordogne region of southwestern France. We will stay in a beautifully appointed private home in the Renaissance town of Montignac on the Vézère River. Here the unspoiled countryside dotted with ruined castles and walnut orchards supports a rich, rustic cuisine as well as the world's oldest prehistoric sites.
We will be close enough to walk from our Montignac home to Lascaux 4, the epicenter of European prehistory. To help us visualize Cro-Magna life from 15,000 bc through the middle ages, we will tour the National Museum of Prehistory in Les Eyzies and in visit the Site La Madeleine.
The aurochs, bison and deer drawn on the walls of Lascaux no longer rove the Vézère Valley. Our modern Paleo diet will include duck, foie gras, fresh walnuts and wild mushrooms. These fresh ingredients and other specialities will be featured at the markets in Sarlat and Montignac. Our purchases on two market days will form the dinner menus we prepare together in our residence those evenings.
As an added treat, we will spend a day in Saint Emilion on our way back to Bordeaux. Dewey Markham, author of the definitive book on the 1855 Bordeaux wine classification, will introduce us to the wines of the "right bank". There will also be time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage town on our own. We will spend our last evening together in Bordeaux is at the ****Hotel de Seze.
Reservations are accepted with a deposit and the trip is limited to six persons, double occupancy only.
For Itinerary Details: Dordogne Highlights
For Pricing Information: Dordogne Tour Pricing/Enrollment