Dordogne Immersion Small Group Tours

We host occasional tours based in our Villa at Monpazier for groups of 8-10 guests. Featuring gastronomic indulgence, French language immersion, and the chance to discover the hidden gems of our region. Here are some mementos. More info on our website if you want to join us some time!
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There are so many picturesque vistas along the Dordogne River. The terrace at Domme of a late afternoon is the perfect spot!

There are so many picturesque vistas along the Dordogne River. The terrace at Domme of a late afternoon is the perfect spot!

In this tiny village in the middle of the oak forests, sits the enormous Abbaye de Cadouin, for many centuries a stop on the Pilgrim's Trail, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In this tiny village in the middle of the oak forests, sits the enormous Abbaye de Cadouin, for many centuries a stop on the Pilgrim's Trail, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This is the Cloister of L'Abbaye de Cadouin, built in the 12th century.

This is the Cloister of L'Abbaye de Cadouin, built in the 12th century.

Late summer grapes with their concentration of sweet juices...ready for the next vintage at Chateau Monbazillac.

Late summer grapes with their concentration of sweet juices...ready for the next vintage at Chateau Monbazillac.

Lunchtime! Sitting in brilliant early October sunshine on the west terrace. The superb ingredients for our dishes were all gathered from the Villereal market that morning.

Lunchtime! Sitting in brilliant early October sunshine on the west terrace. The superb ingredients for our dishes were all gathered from the Villereal market that morning.

Chateau Monbazillac is still a working vineyard after all these centuries. It produces world-famous wines, which you get to sample in their tasting room after touring the chateau.

Chateau Monbazillac is still a working vineyard after all these centuries. It produces world-famous wines, which you get to sample in their tasting room after touring the chateau.

Amazing views of riverside gem, La Roque Gageac, from the lookout at Marqueyssac Gardens.

Amazing views of riverside gem, La Roque Gageac, from the lookout at Marqueyssac Gardens.

Food is a big feature of our Dordogne Immersion Tours...and so it should be!

Food is a big feature of our Dordogne Immersion Tours...and so it should be!

Another long lunch for the girls at Villa Ste Therese..life is tough!

Another long lunch for the girls at Villa Ste Therese..life is tough!

Gesiers are a local Perigourdine delight.  This platter was served to us at a nearby 'table paysanne' as our entree. Delicious!

Gesiers are a local Perigourdine delight. This platter was served to us at a nearby 'table paysanne' as our entree. Delicious!


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In this tiny village in the middle of the oak forests, sits the enormous Abbaye de Cadouin, for many centuries a stop on the Pilgrim's Trail, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In this tiny village in the middle of the oak forests, sits the enormous Abbaye de Cadouin, for many centuries a stop on the Pilgrim's Trail, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Continental breakfast each morning at the Villa..fresh croissants and baguettes, fruit compote, bircher muesli....a healthy start to another indulgent day!

Continental breakfast each morning at the Villa..fresh croissants and baguettes, fruit compote, bircher muesli....a healthy start to another indulgent day!

This is possibly the most famous (and photographed) view of the tranquil Dordogne river. Taken by a guest from the terrace at Domme.

This is possibly the most famous (and photographed) view of the tranquil Dordogne river. Taken by a guest from the terrace at Domme.

This is the Cloister of L'Abbaye de Cadouin, built in the 12th century.

This is the Cloister of L'Abbaye de Cadouin, built in the 12th century.

Lunch at a wonderful Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant right on the river.

Lunch at a wonderful Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant right on the river.

Beautifully manicured Marqueyssac Gardens

Beautifully manicured Marqueyssac Gardens

The ancient coat of arms for our village

The ancient coat of arms for our village

Amazing views of riverside gem, La Roque Gageac, from the lookout at Marqueyssac Gardens.

Amazing views of riverside gem, La Roque Gageac, from the lookout at Marqueyssac Gardens.

After a hard day's touring, we've all earned an 'apero' on the terrace in the Autumn sunshine.

After a hard day's touring, we've all earned an 'apero' on the terrace in the Autumn sunshine.

Setting the table for a twilight dinner in the Villa.

Setting the table for a twilight dinner in the Villa.

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