Dordogne Immersion

Seven Day Tours

Tour 1: 


Tour 2:


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 wonderful French culture and customs.

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, where we’ll provide practical language classes each morning, followed by relaxed excursions exploring the region in the afternoon.

For Tour 2, the Dordogne Discovery,  we experience the best this region has to offer: exploring stunning chateaux inside and out, enjoying world-class classic French gardens, viewing prehistoric cave art, and visiting some of France’s prettiest limestone villages. We gain an insight into daily life in medieval France, through its architecture, rich culture & customs, and of course, plenty of fine dining experiences.

Along the way, we discover wonderful historic sites and gems, drinking in the beautiful Dordogne river vistas as we wander.

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

  • explore the fairytale medieval castles of the Dordogne – the Land of 1001 Chateaux – and this stunningly scenic, rich river valley
  • discover ancient postcard-perfect Plus Beaux Villages including Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Monpazier & Villereal
  • plunge into the lively village markets – always fun, always a bargain!
  • savour the classic cuisine of the Perigord region – confit duck, foie gras, regional cheeses – in wonderful welcoming settings
  • sample the superb wines of Monbazillac and Bergerac
  • enjoy intimate casual suppers at home, sharing stories from each day’s adventures

We’d love to have you join us some time in the future. Simply email  if you have any questions about upcoming Hosted Tours.

Download our detailed 2020 Tour brochures here to get an idea of how we plan our adventure-filled weeks:

2020 Dordogne Garden Discovery Itinerary


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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.

We only host small groups (max 8), so 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!

Add your name to our mailing list – we’re always planning a getaway to enjoy this region’s most iconic sights.

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

We’re always planning new adventures! So drop us a line anytime at … We’d love to have you join us!




AND FURTHER AFIELD….For ladies looking for even more French adventures, I can happily recommend Girls Guide To Paris These women-only tours to France are created by host Doni Belau for both intrepid, independent ladies who enjoy solo travel and for those who relish travelling together.

There are plenty of wonderful adventures for you to choose in 2021….explore the majestic chateaux of the Loire Valley, or discover the beauty of Burgundy or Provence. And just imagine doing your Christmas shopping at the magical Alsace Christmas Markets next December!

Browse their French Tours for Women page for some inspiration, and send Doni an email – …. if you mention my name when you book, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of her book, Paris Cocktails. Bon voyage!

Dordogne Country House Holidays

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