The Area

Dramatic rock faces, sparkling rivers, green valleys, Chateaux, medieval villages, prehistoric caves and brilliant sunlight. The Dordogne, the very heart of Perigord has been described by some as paradise. As you pass fields of sunflowers and corn and marvel at castles towering at the top of cliffs you begin to understand why!

The region surrounding Le Banquet is dominated by pre-history, beautiful architecture and gastronomy. In Les Eyzies alone there are 9 UNESCO Heritage sites, the Font de Gaume caves being just 5 minutes walk away.

Whether you wish to visit the local caves with their drawings dating back 20,000 years, the many wonderful open gardens, the stunning chateaux, picnic by the banks of the Vezere river, taste the excellent wines from Bergerac, Cahors and surround, Le Banquet is at the very heart of it all.

The local markets are full to brimming with some of the best produce France has to offer. If you are a food lover, then welcome to gastronomic heaven! Ceps, truffles and Foie Gras are all readily available as are the freshest vegetables, herbs, meat, poultry and game. Simply visit one of the many local markets to stock up on good things to prepare back in your cottage kitchen.

If you prefer to eat out, Les Eyzies and the surrounding area has many excellent restaurants.