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The local farmers markets are full of delicious fresh produce, one of the best being in the magical city of Perigueux, with it's fairytale castle looming from the hilltop.
Bordeaux: The riverfront is a fashionable area to visit with the original warehouses now transformed into smart shops and restaurants.
WINE: The most famous of wines are listed below but don’t be fazed by high priced wines. There are some excellent wines available in local areas such as Duras and Buzet.
Haut-Médoc. The home of world-class wine and made up of five famous appellations (north to south) on the left bank of the Gironde north-west of Bordeaux: Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Listrac-Médoc and Margaux. Graves & Pessac-Léognan
South-east of Bordeaux on the left-bank of the Garonne and produces outstanding Cabernet-Sauvignon-based reds and Sauvignon Blancs and they are the ideal accompaniment to Cap Ferret oysters.
Entre-Deux-Mers Entre-Deux-Mers is the area between the rivers Dordogne and Garonne, extending from Bordeaux towards the Dordogne/Lot border near Duras. Home to a great variety of wines – deep, fruity reds (Cabernet-Sauvignon/Merlot blends), though probably better for known for its sweet and dry whites.
St Emilion & Pomerol St Emilion and Pomerol rival the aristocrats of the Haut-Médoc as the source of Bordeaux's best known wines. The area extends in the north-west into the less well-known Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg with the same emphasis on merlot-based reds.
The Dordogne is well known for its gastronomic specialties including walnuts, truffles, goose and duck, Rocamadour goats cheese and foie-de-gras. Menus are varied and mainly offer local produce. The region is highly regarded for gastronomy. Confit d’ canard is a film favourite.