Périgord-Dordogne Tour

Join me for 4 days and 3 nights in the heart of Le Périgord. We will be welcomed by Diane & Eric Athoniessen at their Chateau Ladaussefor gastronomic meals, elegant accommodations, swimming, and of course a river of local wine.


Périgordienne Pleasure Tour 

April 23-26, 2018

April 26-29, 2018

(6 persons Max)


The trip to the Perigord with Terrance was like a dream come true. Eric,the owner of Chateau Ladusse met us at Agen station and we were off. The scenery took my breath away, all shades of green and Lilacs in bloom everywhere. 
I felt as if my "Fairy Godmother " had waved her magic wand and put me into one of the most beautiful rooms. my view of the grounds was spectacular. The wine and food presented by Eric and Diane was beyond Michelin stars.
Then came the next highlight -- meeting the celebrated author Martin Walker. We were invited to his home for a grand lunch prepared by his wife .
Martin's Bruno,chief of Police series has been most successful. Even the wine he produces carries the Bruno label.
Needless to say,the wining and dining with exclusive company was over the top.
By all means,this is an adventure not to be missed!
Angela Bellante, Petaluma, CA
Our recent trip into the Perigord was fantastic.  To begin with, Chateau Ladausse was a great place to stay: the rooms were everything one could hope for, Diane’s meals were over the top, and Eric was a great guide.  Lunch with Martin Walker after his tour around Le Buge was the hi light—he was a gracious host, and the lunch itself in his dining room was truly memorable, full of lively conversation, with food reflected all the wonderful things one hopes for in the region.  Martin’s wife Julia was equally interesting and charming, and a tremendous cook to boot.  It was a treat to meet her, and Martin’s friend Raymond as well—a real character.  Our tour of Cahors, the lunch at Chateau Mercues, and the walk around Chateau Biron added even more interest to an altogether wonderful experience in Perigoridian history and gastronomy.  Thanks for putting together a sojourn we won’t soon forget."  
Gil and Patsy Diekmann, Tiburon, CA
"This was our second trip and it was a delight. Chateau Ladausse is a wonderful place and Diane and Eric make the experience very special. Martin Walker and his wife Julia were also superb hosts. They welcomed us with delicious food, conversation, wine and hospitality!
Altogether , a terrific time in Le Périgord."
Berry Stafford & Pat Holt

Join me for 4 days and 3 nights in the heart of Le Périgord. We will be welcomed by Diane & Eric Athoniessen at their Chateau Ladausse for gastronomic meals, elegant accommodations, swimming, and of course a river of local wine.

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The creator of the Police Chief Bruno novels, Martin Walker, will meet us at the market in Le Bugue (Saint-Denis in the books) where we will meet many of the characters who supply the victuals that figure so prominently in the books. followed by a lunch Chez Martin, where Raymond will add a burst of local colour to our day.


Visit to the market at Cahors where you can find foie gras, the famous cepe mushrooms, magret (duck breasts) & confit (conserves of duck or goose), truffles, walnuts, strawberries and countless other delicious local products to tempt the visitor’s taste buds.

Pick up in Agen & Transfer to Ladausse

3 nights in a suite at Ladausse

3 gourmet dinners at Ladausse

3 breakfasts “à la français”

1 transportation to Le Bugue and Martin’s house for a festive lunch

1 full day excursion to  Cahors

Return transfer to Agen.

All inclusive except for Paris-Agen-Paris train 

Rates per person 1550 euros (double occupancy)

Single supplement 150 euros (1700 euros)

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