Details: France's Dordogne region
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
St. Jean de Cole
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