Dordogne Immersion

Seven Day Tours

AUTUMN 2019 

Tour 1: 

September 16 – 22, 2019:  FRENCH LANGUAGE IMMERSION

Tour 2:

September 23 – 29, 2019:  FOOD LOVERS IMMERSION

Experience the distinctive flavours and colors the Dordogne and slow to the rhythm of French village life. For seven indulgent days, join a small, easy-going group exploring this peaceful pocket of France as you immerse yourself in the poetic French language.

For Tour 1, the Language Immersion, I am joined by A French Journey’s Director, Nathalie Foos, professional French tutor. We are passionate about all things French, and we aim to share that passion with you.  Our homebase is Villa Ste Therese for the seven days, and we’ll provide practical language classes each morning, followed by relaxed excursions in the afternoon.

For Tour 2, it’s an insider’s guide to all the delicacies French cuisine is famous for, with plenty of treats and taste experiences along the way. On this Tour you’ll explore regional specialties like the famed black truffles, luxuriously indulgent French caviar, delicious local cheeses, wines, patisserie and, of course, Michelin fine dining experiences.

On both Tours, we’ll feast like royalty as we:

  • explore the fairytale medieval castles of the Dordogne – the Land of 1001 Chateaux
  • plunge into the lively village markets – always fun, always a bargain!
  • experience classic Perigourdine cuisine – confit duck, foie gras, truffles….mmm!
  • sample the superb wines of Monbazillac and Bergerac
  • discover ancient postcard-perfect Plus Beaux Villages of the area
  • enjoy intimate casual suppers at home, sharing stories from each day’s adventures

We’d love to have you join us. Simply email  if you have any questions about our upcoming Hosted Tours.

Or download our detailed Tour brochures:
2019 Dordogne-Foodlover-Tour-Itinerary   

Perfect from all aspects…perfect ambience & comfort with fabulous views. The food was second to none.
Jackie J, Australia

Sublime – and very true to the region…a gastronomic delight!
Fran F, Australia

A perfect setting in the beautiful Dordogne for a week of laughter, adventures, delicious food and of course some French!
Ros M, Australia

No need for constant packing or checking timetables – simply settle into your peaceful maison in Monpazier, let us pamper you, and enjoy an authentic experience of this magical part of France. 

The Villa is an easy 700 metre stroll to the heart of the village, so you can absorb the easy rhythm of French village life. Join us on the ‘croissant run’ each morning, or sun yourself in the village square over a quiet drink in the afternoon. We pace each day to give you time to truly immerse yourself and wind down.

Our guests do not feel like they’ve come ‘on tour’, but more like they’ve joined a relaxed, casual house party.   We want you to feel the Villa is your home for your stay. There’s always a nook in the garden or on one of the terraces to curl up with a book or sneak in a snooze before dinner!

Want to join us on a Tour? Simply email to receive a Tour Itinerary, or if you have any questions.

Some of France’s most renowned produce emanates from this region. Villa Ste Therese is surrounded by excellent farmers and producers…ducks & geese; nuts of all sorts; strawberries and raspberries that actually taste like strawberries and raspberries! Then there’s the wine! Between Bordeaux and Bergerac lie some of the most famous vineyards in the world.

You are about to immerse yourself in the ‘foodbasket of France’ … bon appétit!

We’re set to go in 2019…both Tours are now available for booking. Open this detailed  Language Tour itinerary…or the Foodlovers Tour itinerary.  Or drop us a line at … We’d love to have you join us!

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