Dordogne Basin – UNESCO Biosphere Honors

Dordogne River Basin Honored by UNESCO

For the past two days, the dynamic Tour de France of 2017 has taken cyclists and viewers throughout the revered Dordogne area and the Massif Central, where volcanic landscapes showcase lush forests and are covered with wildflowers each Spring.  Today, Le Tour race ended in the latter in the enchanting city of Le Puy-du-Velay. UNESCO […]

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Bon Dimanche – Beaumont du Périgord!

Visit our LuxeEuro site today for a combination of amusement and revelation – our recommendation for lodging in the lovely old bastide town of Beaumont du Périgord in southern Dordogne. We hadn’t heard of the ville, until our Parisian friend sent us Julia Stuart’s first novel, the Matchmaker of Périgord.  Stuart’s novel is the fictional side of Peter Mayle’s […]

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Places to Stay in Monpazier

This photo of Hotel-Restaurant Edward 1er is courtesy of TripAdvisor For a relatively tiny community of less than 1,000 people, Monpazier in the Dordogne area of southwest France offers some excellent lodging options.  Fittingly named Hotel Edward 1st , the hotel combines friendly hospitality with 12 varied accommodations in a lovely turreted, 19th century building […]

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