Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 15:58
A unique architecture in the Périgord
The hughe castle of Hautefort stands on a plateau overlooking the valleys of the Beuze river and the Lourdes river.
In addition to its elegant facade, the castle has beautiful gardens “à la Française” and a rich collection of furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Château de Hautefort was built on a strategic site that once was a Roman camp.
Strategic, since from the heights of this position, the view over the whole region is covering many miles.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 22:32
The Vergers d’Antan…
The « Vergers d’Antan » is a small farm of 18 hectares including 2 orchards, located in Firbeix in the heart of Périgord Limousin Natural Park.
Philippe FRANCOIS, the farm manager, is settled since 25 years in this lovely farmhouse facing the bell tower of this beautiful village.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 17:52
Surrounded by the Dronne river, Brantome is also known as the “Venise du Perigord Vert”. The city has a outstanding natural setting and a abbey approx 1200 years old. If a walk is the perfect way to appreciate the charming tiny streets, the boat ride on the Dronne gives a nice opportunity of discovering another face of Brantôme. The fact that it is an electric boat gives a silent and peacefull promenade. And of course ecological…
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:20
On the banks of the Dronne river, not far from Brantome, approx 30mn from Château le Verdoyer, the charming village of Bourdeilles, enjoying a beautiful setting, has a beautiful castle.
Come to the village of Bourdeilles using the tourist route that leads to Brantome, driving between towering rock cliffs and the Dronne river, you first see the castle tower that stands above the village.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 14:39
When speaking of apples, we immediately think of Normandy. But we should not forget the Limousin Apple (Pomme du Limousin is a protected name).
This apple is the queen of the village Lanouaille, surrounded by orchards and, of course, where the apple is an important point in the local economy. To pay tribute to the fruit, the municipality decided to dedicate a museum to it.
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 23:03
An original aperitif !
For several years, is Château le Verdoyer working with the “Distillerie du Centre”, in Limoges, owned by Ets Nouhaud.
This "old" distillery created in 1789 (the last of the 48 present in Limoges in 1900), still active, and distilling today in alembics from the 19th century as a challenge to time and modernization!
Among its star products, they created a drink on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the death of Richard the Lion Heart (it has indeed received the fatal arrow here in Chalus):
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 09:17
Saint Saud Lacoussière in the Périgord Vert, one of the most expansive municipalities of France, offers a multitude of different faces: from shady valley to wide fields through hamlets in the shade of century-old trees or exceptional heritage (mills, abbey or farm).
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 21:39
Do you know about Phyto -purification ?
This was the big winter 2014 project at Chateau le Verdoyer : it is an ecological wastewater treatment system using natural reeds as a filter.
Compared to conventional solutions this allows the soil the opportunity to cleanse the waste water - the water reed filters return clean water to the ground.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 23:19
The industry is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of the Périgord Vert. However, the Auvézère valley is the home of historical sites that offers a real testimony of the industry in Périgord Vert at the end of the 19th century Vaux paper mill and Savignac forge.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 09:35
The small town of Sorges inaugurated in 1982 a museum dedicated to one of the greatest treasures of the Périgord: the truffle.
Recently renovated, this eco-museum offers now a visit, as interesting as playful, through the world of truffles, the black diamond of the Périgord.
This museum, housed in a traditional farm along the N21, has a very attractive set design, combining modern technology such as video and classic photos or information boards.