Details: France's Dordogne region

Sunday, March 13, 2011


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 For more rentals, check out

Moulin du Roc

Avenue Eugene Leroy, Champagnac-de-Belair


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

Where to Eat


8 Rue de la Clarte, 24000 Perigueux


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