July 2017 - Dordogne, France


A Road Trip Through the Dordogne

The cinematic beauty of the Dordogne seems almost too perfect to be real. Wineries, chateaux and cave paintings are a few of the region's highlights.

Bookshelf: Dordogne's Neanderthal History

Author Beebe Bahrami offers an excellent introduction to Dordogne's Neanderthal history in her new book "Cafe Neandertal."

Dordogne Restaurant Discoveries

The cooking in the Dordogne has soul, in informal bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants alike. Here are seven places where we ate exceedingly well.

A Dordogne Distillery Where Spirits Are Made by Hand

Distillerie Louis Roque still produces its spirits by hand. We sampled sweet vermouth-like aperitifs, plum brandies and walnut liqueurs.

Romantic Castles of the Dordogne

Medieval chateaux positively litter the landscape in the Dordogne. We toured three: Chateau de Beynac, Maison Forte de Reignac and Chateau de Bonaguil.

A French Château's Surreal Clifftop Garden

One of the most splendid gardens in France, at Chateau de Marqueyssac, uses 150,000 century-old boxwoods to create a surreal landscape.

Lascaux and the Cave Drawings of France

One of the great treasures of southwestern France is its collection of caves decorated with prehistoric paintings and etchings.

Notable Dordogne Wineries

Vintners in the Dordogne have rededicated themselves to quality in recent years, producing world-class wines worthy of far more attention than they receive.

Letter From the Editor: July 2017

A 10-day trip to the exquisite Dordogne valley uncovered two new hideaways. This issue also features Mexico City and Panama City.

Newly Recommended Hotels in the Dordogne

The July Hideaway Report follows Mr. Harper's travels to the Dordogne. He discovered two new luxury hotels to recommend.