Our best Christmas gift ideas from Périgord !

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Our best Christmas gi ...

Christmas is coming, you still have to consider the last Christmas gifts. What if you offered Périgord ? We think of gastronomy of course, but also small pleasures on site (available soon) and experiences to share ! Beautiful objects, crafts, Périgord is a real treasure trove of ideas for Christmas, birthday gifts and souvenirs to bring back... Let yourself be guided by our good ideas...

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Offer canned traditional products

Obviously, it is the most popular gift, the one that pleases gourmets. Périgord is a champion of foie gras. If traditionally it is made from goose, duck foie gras has taken its letters of nobility in recent years. Choose the latter for its rustic and very present taste, which goes well with toast of good country bread, a glass of Monbazillac or Rosette and why not jams or chutney, good salt and a touch of pepper ? Goose foie gras has an intimate, melting, light flavor. It is sufficient on its own, withstands cooking very well (when fresh) and will appeal to the most demanding palates. Preserves come in jars, which we like to offer because they are elegant. Canned in metal, it is also a great way to keep the flavor of food, just open and cook it. Enjoy the delicacies of cooked poultry, such as duck confit, stuffed neck, gizzards, sleeves. Discover Enchaud, a specialty of Périgordine pork, melting sauces made from porcini mushrooms, truffle specialties...

Pâté de Périgueux is a specialty of the Capital of Périgord Blanc. It is composed of Pork stuffing, 40% Duck or goose foie gras from Périgord and at least 3% Truffle from Périgord. It is a traditional recipe and the Confrérie des Maistres pâtissiers du pâté de Périgueux designates each year the winners of a major competition. It's a delicious gift idea, which you will find among others, at the Espace du 6ème Sens in Périgueux, at Francis Delpey's.


Foie Gras Grolière   Foie Gras Grolière

Foie Gras Grolière

Foie gras Grolière products are delicious, preserves from Périgord are always a good gift idea !

Walnut oil : offer health

Périgord walnut oil is a liquid gold that has accompanied the Périgordins meal for a very long time. Walnut trees are everywhere in Périgord. From this ancestral tree, we harvest the walnut at the end of summer. It is then dried and pressed, sometimes on a stone grinding wheel, to extract from its scented flesh, a fragrant, almost roasted brown / gold oil which exalts and reveals the flavors of the smallest leaf of salad ! It is rich in fatty acids (Omega 9, 6, 3), in vitamins and its properties do not stop with its oral absorption, many people, followers of home cosmetics, appreciate it in massage oil (cut to a more neutral oil), as a mask for the hair and skin.

Perigord Walnut Oil   Perigord Walnut Oil

Walnut oil from Périgord, good for health and good for everything !

A Nontron knife

Giving a knife as a gift is a great mark of friendship but also of respect. They say that in exchange, the person must give you a coin, so as not to “ cut off the friendship ”. The Nontron knives are beautiful, simple, made on site since the 15th century, it is quite simply one of the oldest knives in France. Nontron is in Périgord Vert, in the workshop, the craftsmen make folding knives with hoof handles and locking ferrules, there are pocket knives, table knives, those for cooking, for cutting, but also spoons, forks, nutcrackers, to make a complete service ! On site, you can visit the workshop (all year round), but on the Coutellerie Nontronnaise website, you can also offer a knife or a gift card, so that the person to whom you wish to offer it chooses the blade. that she prefers.

Nontron knives   Nontron knife

Le Couteau de Nontron and a plate of Périgord Lamb, perfect to enjoy with your new knife. @Couteau de Nontron

Offer Girault Pastels, to let everyone express their creativity

Do you know pastels ? We know children's wax crayons, but adults prefer to use real pastel sticks which are made of natural pigments. They are found to be tender, hard, dry, oily, in oil... In Périgord, we are fortunate to host Pastels Girault, a company with the French Craftsmanship of Excellence label, which manufactures the oldest dry pastels in the world, in Périgord noir since 1780. Their colorimetric range is very wide, there are dozens of references, organized by boxes, of different sizes. If you know a drawing enthusiast, one of those people who, whatever the medium they have in hand, know how to be creative and appreciate beautiful materials : offer a box of Pastels Girault, it's a wonderful gift ! The Pastels Girault website offers online sales and in Montignac there is an art gallery and a store, for direct sales and meeting with manufacturers.


Girault pastels

Offer very high quality work and pleasure tools, resulting from an empirical know-how of several centuries ! @Pastels Girault

Give a gift voucher in a restaurant

Support small businesses and restaurateurs by offering a gift voucher in a restaurant in Périgord. To keep preciously to enjoy a delicious moment, in an exceptional setting, during holidays in Périgord or if you live there. Restaurant owners offer different gift voucher packages, you just need to give them a quick call to find out more.


The Clos Saint Front

At Clos Saint-Front in Périgueux, we eat well and good !


Offer an unusual night in Périgord

In a perched cabin, a lodge tent surrounded by nature, in a nest in the canopy of trees, in a log cabin like a trapper's hut : Périgord has long been a paradise for this type of stay. For nature lovers, adventure seekers (sometimes there is no water or electricity and that's good), unusual accommodation in Périgord is a perfect gift. The good news is, you can even include yourself in the giveaway and enjoy it too !

A wooden chalet for an Unusual holiday, here Au Prè de l'Abre in Sarlat

A wooden chalet for an Unusual holiday, here Au Prè de l'Arbre in Sarlat

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Handcrafted wool and paper from Périgord

In Périgord, it is possible to visit the Moulin de la Rouzique and the Filature de Belvès, two ecomuseums that immerse you in the past of Périgord, at the heart of the machines and gestures used to manufacture these two raw materials. The museums are currently closed, but not the shops. You can order magnificent paper, notebooks, paper crafts and creative hobbies, on the Moulin's online store… For amateurs, this is a very beautiful original and authentic gift.

You can go to the Spinning mill, the shop is open and you can also place orders by phone. You can buy wool, ready-to-wear, accessories, bags, socks, with beautiful soft Périgord wool...

The Belvès spinning mill   The Belvès spinning mill

La Filature de Belvès manufactures wool and sells products and accessories made with it by local artists Photos @La Filature de Belvès

Bergerac Duras wine, Bergerac Duras wine

In Périgord, we have a very large number of wine appellations, the best known of which are Le Monbazillac, Pécharmant, Montravel, but there are all kinds of wines for all occasions. Bergerac Duras wine has character, viticulture benefits from 2000 years of experience and know-how, it is a gift of daring and quality that will appeal to connoisseurs.

Périgord wine   Périgord wine

Bergerac Duras wine for all festive occasions and good little everyday dishes

Offer a wellness stay in Périgord

Are you tempted by a spa for the start of the year ? A gift to give to offer sweetness, a time for yourself. In the Périgord spas, we relax and we also take the opportunity to do cultural tourism, heritage and gourmet tours, it is the promise of a resting and invigorating stay !


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Craft beer from Périgord


This will delight lovers of good mousse. There are many artisan breweries in Périgord, they are all different and unique and offer vintages to please all palates. Rather stout? IPA? Light English style? Strong and brewed with character? Offer tasting boxes to help you discover this side of Périgord!

La Lutine Brewery

La Lutine Brewery
La Lutine Brewery

La Lutine is an organic craft brewery located in Limeuil, in Dordogne, since 2001 we have been producing a range of ...

Limeuil

La Chavagn' Brewery

La Chavagn' Brewery
La Chavagn' Brewery

Classic, fruity or craft, the La Chavagn' brewery offers a wide range of beers with unique tastes and aromatic ...

Coly

NÒVÉ Organic Craft Brewery

NÒVÉ Organic Craft Brewery
NÒVÉ Organic Craft Brewery

LA NÒVÉ BEER IN BERGERAC: THE ORGANIC ARTISANAL BREWERY La NÒVÉ Brasserie, created in September 2019 as a SCOP ...

Bergerac



Here you are full of new and refreshing ideas for the holidays, what to find new, original gifts that are sure to please. The Périgord offers itself and is discovered with those we love, it is a destination that will not stop surprising you...


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