Details: France's Dordogne region

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

DETAILS

Getting There

Air France and Delta airlines offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Paris-Charles de Gaulle starting at $816 round trip. From the airport, take a TGV train to Angouleme. The trip takes 31/2 hours, and second-class fares start at $71 each way. Rent a car near the train station, and make the one-hour drive to St. Jean.

Where to Stay

Maison Rose

St. Jean de Cole

Owned by Jim and Mary Oppel, this restored three-bedroom stone house runs about $3,000 a week. To book, contact Jim at james.oppel@wanadoo.fr. For more rentals, check out www.justfrance.com.

Moulin du Roc

Avenue Eugene Leroy, Champagnac-de-Belair

011-33-5-53-02-86-00

www.moulinduroc.com

This charming 17th-century mill house has 13 rooms starting at about $240 a night.

Where to Eat

L'Essentiel

8 Rue de la Clarte, 24000 Perigueux

011-33-5-53-35-15-15


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