A weekend to discover the truffle, in the heart of Périgord Noir with L’Escapade in Lascaux

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The black Périgord truffle is a mysterious, capricious mushroom, which knows how to be desired... Throughout the Dordogne, we are impatiently awaiting it, it makes its appearance on the stalls of the Truffle Markets from December and until end of February. Would you like to know more about the truffle? Do you know the best places to eat truffles in Périgord, discover a truffle farm and go truffle hunting (cavage)? Treat yourself to a gift weekend with L'Escapade à Lascaux! Here it is the capital of the black truffleCooking lessons, good restaurants, meeting with a truffle farmer, buying truffles at the best price, all this housed in magnificent apartments in Montignac. What a great gift idea for those you love, but also for you of course!

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Video made by © Déclic & Décolle

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The Périgord Black Truffle, a real treasure

It is not reserved only for festive meals, even if it has a special place in the company of a good foie gras and a glass of champagne… The Black Truffle of Périgord, the Tuber Melanosporum is a cherished treasure by mushroom lovers, gourmets, gourmets... With a subtle and powerful taste at the same time, very fragrant, it is a wonder which enchants lovers of this woody, green, heady and fresh flavor at the same time. We lack adjectives to describe the truffle when it is worn in such high esteem!


The Périgord black truffle @ Déclic & Décolle

The Périgord Black Truffle @ Déclic & Décolle

Omelette with black truffle and porcini mushrooms @ Déclic & Décolle

Omelette with black truffle and porcini mushrooms @ Déclic & Décolle


The Périgord Black Truffle comes out of the ground between mid-December and the end of February. In Périgord, this is the opportunity to present it and especially to buy truffles from expert truffle growers, on the famous Truffle Markets. There are about fifteen of them all over the department and you shouldn't be shy: everyone is invited to the party. To discover the Périgord truffle, it is good to surround yourself with connoisseurs. To talk about it, smell it, touch it, see it in its best light… What could be better than a weekend with true lovers of this black mushroom with an almost mystical look and aura?


A truffle @ Déclic & Décolle

Truffle in Auriac-du-Périgord @ Déclic & Décolle

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A stay to discover the Périgord truffles, during a weekend accompanied

Nicolas and Coralie are real fans of Périgord. Originally from Libourne (in Gironde), they settled 10 years ago in the Dordogne and renovated (by the strength of their arms and their talent), a sumptuous village house in Montignac. After almost 2 years of work, L'Escapade à Lascaux is open to holidaymakers, who appreciate these 6 apartments full of character, authentic with stones and exposed beams... Conveniently located, the guests of L'Escapade in Lascaux benefit from accommodation of choice for discovering the Vézère Valley (the Valley of Man), the Dordogne Valley at about thirty kilometers, the Périgord Vert, the Périgord Blanc... Montignac is ideally located and the density of tourist and cultural sites in visiting is such that exploration never stops!


Montignac Photo @ Déclic & Décolle

Montignac, in the heart of Périgord Noir and the Vézère Valley @ Déclic & Décolle

Truffle weekend weekend truffles

Treat yourself to an exceptional weekend in Périgord!


Adopted children from Périgord, Nicolas and Coralie are also under the spell of the truffle. This is why they organize truffle discovery weekends, with holidaymakers curious to know more about it. Stayed in the apartments, accompanied all weekend by the couple and taken to the best places to discover the Périgord truffle, the hosts are sure to know everything about the Périgord black diamond! Weekends are all inclusive, it is a pack including 2 days of activities and one night (Saturday evening) at L'Escapade in Lascaux. On Saturday and Sunday, meetings and highlights are organized:

  • A friendship aperitif with tasting of toast s with truffled butter (Saturday noon)

  • A truffle discovery session with a local truffle grower, Jean-Marie Pechmajou. Producer of truffles in Auriac-du-Périgord (5 minutes from Montignac), Jean-Marie is also involved in the preservation, development and research around the truffle. He is President of the Trufficulteurs Réunis, Vice President of the Federation of Trufficulteurs du Périgord and of the office of the Fédération Française des Trufficulteurs. In short, you are in good hands!

  • A visit to Jean-Marie's truffle, with demonstration of cavage (the search for truffles ), with truffle dog. Possibility to then buy the truffles that have been found !! (Saturday afternoon)

  • A meal under the sign of the truffle, in a gastronomic and locavore restaurant (100% local and seasonal cuisine) near Montignac, with 6 courses and an aperitif included. (Saturday night)

  • A visit to a truffle market with comments and advice from experts… (Sunday morning)

  • A cooking class with truffles from the truffle market, to learn how to prepare, accommodate and taste truffles (Sunday morning)


Friendship aperitif @ Déclic & Décolle Jean-Marie Pechmajou @ Déclic & Décolle

Aperitif of friendship and demonstration of digging with Jean-Marie and his dog @ Déclic & Décolle

Explanations and tasting of truffles

Truffle cooking class @ Déclic & Décolle Truffle cooking class @ Déclic & Décolle

Learn to cook Périgord black truffle @ Déclic & Décolle

Taste black truffles in a restaurant @ Déclic & Décolle

Taste the truffle in its best light @ Déclic & Décolle


On your arrival, a welcome basket awaits you, it is also possible to order beforehand from Nicolas and Coralie, a gift box with a basket of truffle delicacies and a piece of truffle, to repair a meal at the entrance for dessert with the ingredients (and recipes!) provided.

Welcome box @ Déclic & Décolle Gift basket @ Déclic & Décolle

Welcome box and gourmet basket (to be ordered beforehand) @ Déclic & Décolle


Why treat yourself or treat yourself to a weekend with truffles? For amateurs, this is the best way to really immerse yourself in the world of Périgord truffles. Accompanied with kindness and pedagogy, this is the opportunity to ask lots of questions, to understand how the truffle grows, how it is found and why its appearance remains so mysterious, even for long-time experts. The truffle is a true gift of nature, it is offered in such random and particular conditions, it varies in taste intensity, it exists in many forms and its quality can be uncertain. True connoisseurs know by observing its dress, its roughness, its furrows… if it is good even before tasting it! Truffles are expensive when you look at their price per kilo, but who needs a kilo of truffle? When it is of good quality, a few grams grated on eggs, buttered toast, fresh pasta, are enough to put the nose and the taste buds in turmoil... To understand it is to know how to appreciate it at its true value. A meal of truffle is not more expensive than a good roast or a fish of choice. Get educated and then enjoy and surprise your guests. In the magnificent setting of the Vézère Valley in Périgord Noir, these weekends under the sign of the truffle are the most beautiful of gifts!


To book your Truffle Weekend stay in Périgord, visit the L'Escapade à Lascaux website (in french) !


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The bedroom of the Voyage apartment

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Travel apartment living room and bathroom

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The living room of the Shabby apartment

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Shabby apartment bathroom and bedroom


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