Now we have settled in the Périgord region, where the departements of Lot et Garonne, Dordogne and the Lot meet, surrounded with bastide towns, chateaux and manor houses, there is beauty both natural and man made at every turn. For the gourmet there are markets and the great dishes of the South-West: confits and cassoulets, game, soups and stews,truffles and foie gras and of course lovely wine. For the lover of architecture: lovely hill towns and ancient chateaux, astoundingly beautiful unspoiled buildings hundreds of years old. There are gardens to visit, or just to admire in passing, and the countryside, unspoilt and changing almost weekly with the seasons.
So the idea of 'Périgorgeous' began to form, a way to share this secret (and indeed gorgeous) corner of France, either to join us for a guided visit for a few days, with an emphasis on the food and wine of the region, staying in carefully chosen local chateaux or manor houses, and experience how it is to live here. The dream of living or visiting in this corner of France is so universal that not only have magazine articles (Gourmet Traveller July07) been written about our life here but also a film was shot for the Lifestyle Channel (March 08) .