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Foie Gras Museum at Thiviers

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The town of Thiviers, 33km north of Périgueux, is considered the foie gras capital of Périgord.
The museum allows you to discover all facets of the foie gras from production to tasting, its history, tips for enjoying it.

Web Site:maisondufoiegras.jimdo.com/
Address:8, Place du Maréchal Foch
24800 Thiviers
Phone:+33 (0)5 53 55 12 50

"Thursdays at the Museum" - Lunch Time Visit of Périgueux Museum

Category:Museums and Exhibitions Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Each Thursday the "Art and Archeology Museum" of Périgueux can be visited for free during a "lunch break" from 12pm to 2pm.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.perigueux-maap.fr/le-musee/
Address:22 cours Tourny, 24000 Périgueux
Phone:05 53 09 37 74

Truffle Market at Sorges

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

All Sundays in December and January a truffle market « Marché aux Truffes contrôlés » takes place in Sorges at the "Galerie Louis PRADEL" situated on rue Paul Carreau.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.sorges-perigord.com/?les-animations,35
Address:Galerie Louis PRADEL, Rue Paul Carreau, Sorges
Phone:

Truffle Festival in Sorges

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The festival takes place since 1988 each last weekend in January.
Animations include truffle cooking animations, truffle centered conferences and a truffle market.
Information at the Ecomusée de la Truffe,24420 SORGES

Web Site:
Address:Ecomusée de la Truffe,24420 SORGES
Phone:33 (0)553467143

Brantome - Boat Circuit

Category:River Cruises Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Brantome, called the Venice of Perigord, is situated some 24km (15.5 mi) north of Periguéux.
The "Jean Maffioletti II" offers short -45 to 50 minutes - cruises on the Dronne River. It is a unique opportunity to admire Brantome from the water.
From April 1st to October 15th 2017

Web Site:bateaumaffioletti.free.fr
Address:PONT COUDÉ, Brantome
Phone:+33(0)5 53 04 74 71

La Truffière des Mérigots

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Visit a truffle producing farm.
The tour begins with a video projection and then continues with a walk through the truffle before ending with a tasting of truffle butter toast with a drink.
Visits ONLY by appointment.
Open in June and September: Wednesdays and Saturdays and in July and August Tuesdays and Fridays.

Web Site:www.truffes-noires-du-perigord.fr
Address:Les Mérigots, 24210 Gabillou
Phone:06 64 17 71 11

"Les Nuits Gourmandes"

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

"Les Nuits Gourmandes" event takes place each Wednesday starting on July 12th until August 23rd 2017.
Starting at 7pm and until midnight the center of Périgueux becomes a pedestian area animated by street music, nightly markets, street food etc.

Web Site:www.tourisme-perigueux.fr
Address:Perigueux
Phone:

Summer Truffle Night Market at Sorges

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The truffle night market takes place in Sorges on the 7th of July and the 4th of August 2017. Musical animations and traditional "Tagliatelles aux truffes d'été" dinner. The event starts at 6:00pm.

Web Site:www.sorges-perigord.com/?les-animations,35
Address:Sorges, Dordogne
Phone:

River Jousting

Category:Sporting Events Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Starting from 9 pm, nautical jousting in front of the Abbaye de Brantôme.
Dates: July 28th 2017, August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 2017

free thing to do
Web Site:perigord-dronne-belle.fr
Address:Brantôme, Dordogne
Phone:+33 6 31 59 66 38

Medieval Days at Bourdeilles Castle

Category:Medieval Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Medieval combat art, knights etc.
Dates: August 12th and 13th and September 9th and 10th 2017 (starting at 2pm)

Web Site:perigord-dronne-belle.fr
Address:24310 Bourdeilles, Dordogne
Phone:+33 5 53 03 73 36

Hot Air Baloons Meet

Category:From the Sky (Hot Air Balloons,ULM, etc;) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Hot air balloons meet on the territory of the Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac village some 15km (9mi) southeast of Perigueux.
August 26th 2017

free thing to do
Web Site:www.tourisme-perigueux.fr
Address:Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac, Dordogne
Phone:

Medieval Festival at Château Barrière

Category:Medieval Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Free entertainment: craft stalls: calligrapher, blacksmith, handmade, reative workshops for children, musical animation by the ensemble Pastourel and medieval fights.
August 7th 2017 from 10:30 &m to 7pm

Web Site:www.tourisme-perigueux.fr/actualites/journee-medievale
Address:Château Barrière, Perigueux
Phone:

Knife Festival in Nontron

Category:Regional Products (Shops) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Well known for its cutlery, the oldest in France, the town of Nontron celebrates its most important product with a festival.
Animation include exhibition of famous Nontron and Laquiole knives, knives fabrication process presentation, knives throwing competition etc.
Dates: August 5th and 6th 2017

free thing to do
Web Site:lafeteducouteau.jimdo.com
Address:Nontron, Dordogne - some 47km (29mi) north of Perigueux
Phone:

Fête du Cheval (Horse Festival)

Category:Sporting Events Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The festival takes place in Saltgourde in the outskirts of Perigueux
Dates: August 19th and 20th 2017

Web Site:www.cavaliersmeneursdelavallee.fr
Address:Saltgourde, Perigueux
Phone:

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Category:From the Sky (Hot Air Balloons,ULM, etc;) Activity month:

See Perigord from above with a hot air balloon ride that takes off from Hautefort castle.

Web Site:www.montgolfiere.fr
Address:Le Château de Hautefort, Le Bourg – 24390 Hautefort
Phone:06 83 43 36 01

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