Welcome to this gastronomic region of France.
The Charente is famous for it’s cognac, less well known is the aperitif called Pineau. Other specialities of the region include delicious goats cheese, the black Chicken of Barberzieux and steaks from the caramel coloured Limousin cattle. The Atlantic coast is worth a visit for it’s seafood.
The Dordogne (sometimes known as Perigord, its historic name) has some of the finest food and wine in France. It’s specialities include duck, goose, foie gras, walnuts, strawberries, ceps, mushrooms, truffles and of course a wide selection of wine form Bergerac, Bordeaux, Cahors, St Emilion and more.
| For the best of local produce there are markets nearby on every day of the week:|
| Monday|| Chalais|
| Tuesday|| La Roche Chalais|
| Wednesday|| Bonnes|
| Thursday|| Aubeterre (2nd Thurs of month only)|
| Friday|| Riberac|
| Saturday|| St Aulaye|
| Sunday|| Aubeterre sur Dronne|
There are many restaurants locally that provide something to suit everyone, from Chateaux and Hotels that offer fine dining to beachfront cafes.