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MARKETS NEAR LES CHOUETTES – THE FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid gap=”10″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1512300615274-c59e864d-16e7-10″ include=”2398,2397,2396″][vc_column_text]The markets in the area are a bustle of activity and a wonderful place to discover the freshest ingredients to use in any meal.  You will find the most wonderful cheeses, olives, fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.  There is also a great variety of Duck products including Rillettes, delicious pates and not …

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10 THINGS YOU MUST NOT MISS WHILE VISITING THE DORDOGNE VALLEY

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Enjoy tasting local wines under the guidance of our Somellier Max. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Head to the port of Beynac and hop onto a Gabarres to see the beautiful chateaux of the Dordogne. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Dordogne Valley, France is beautiful to explore at all times of the year. Here are a few links to blog …

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DELICIOUS FOOD AND RECIPE IDEAS FROM THE FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Markets in Dordogne [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Duck with orange sauce [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Duck Breast with Cepes and chestnuts [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have decided to start with my favourite ingredient: Magret de Canard (Duck Breast) Should you find yourself at a farmers market – ie (Sarlat-de-Caneda) purchase a couple of pieces of delicious large Magret de Canard, …

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THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Welcome to Les Chouettes – The French Country Cottage – Dordogne  – A composition by Katy Carter[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”2″ gap=”10″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1512299753979-1352db4b-64b0-2″ include=”2383,2382,2381,2380,2378,2372,2373,2374,2375,2376,2377,2371″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

LES CHOUETTES – THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGES

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Les Chouettes is situated in the Perigord Noir of the Dordogne area, just a mere kilometre from the wonderful village of Tremolat, with its fabulous restaurants and bistros. It is within an easy drive to Le Bugue, a great market town and Limeuil where the Vezere and the Dordogne rivers meet, the famous town of …

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ENJOYING THE COUNTRYSIDE AROUND THE FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Visiting Cyrano de Bergerac – enjoy fabulous Bergerac white wine and a fois gras salad. Bergerac is only 35 Kms from Les Chouettes, The French Country Cottage. If you are fit and the weather is good – what about going by bicycle? es Chouettes bicycles are always available for your use. [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2354″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner …

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TRUFFLE SEASON IN SARLAT FRANCE – NOVEMBER TO MID JANUARY 2018

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2297″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2300″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2298″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Truffle season is usually between November to March in the Dordogne region. These “rock shape” jewels can cost you a few bob, about 100€ for 100 grams, but will be worth every penny!! Visit gorgeous Dordogne Valley in mid January and be treated to wonderful Truffle Markets, …

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