Food and Eating Out

A gastronomic region of France

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.


The following are worthy of mention:


Hostellerie du Perigord - Fine dining at its best. Excellent menu with good choice of food and good value. Given advance warning they can accommodate special dietary needs.

Creperie de la Source - Tasty food, freshly made to order at a reasonable price.

Cupcakes - Tea and coffee and a good range of homemade cakes.


L’Auberge de Bocains - Brigitte & Philippe will give you a warm welcome, they have a fixed menu with a limited number of choices in the French style. The food is of good quality, locally sourced and is well cooked and presented.

St Aulaye

Restaurant la plage - Beach side location and child friendly.


Le Four des Ages - A hidden gem, home cooked food with a menu to suit all tastes

Saint Aigulin

L’Art Dit Vin - Elaborate and well presented modern and gourmet cuisine. An extensive wine list catering for all prices.



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