The quest for truffles is not for the uninitiated. The preferred terrain and methods of locating the precious mushroom are well-kept secrets. Get up at dawn to tread through grass still covered with morning frost. Édouard will be waiting for you with his dog Lino, one of the best truffle dogs in the region. As the sun's rays dissipate the morning mists, the first truffles emerge from the ground right before your astonished eyes. You will learn to observe the signs that reveal the presence of the tuber melanosporum, and quickly develop a taste for this wonderful treasure hunt. You will prolong the experience by visiting the Sainte-Alvère truffle market, where you’ll discover a completely different atmosphere. And because in the Périgord, a good day always ends with a meal and a glass of wine, we’ll be waiting for you back at the Vieux Logis where you’ll enjoy a tasty black truffle snack.
The American writer Henry Miller lived in France from 1930 until the outbreak of World War II. In his travel story "The Colossus of Maroussi", he evokes the impressions left by his brief visit to the Périgord. We invite you to reread this book and to live a similar experience by taking refuge at Le Vieux Logis
The end of a beautiful summer day distills the sweetness of life that soothes the spirits. This is the ideal time to take the little path that runs along the cliff carrying a basket filled with a bottle of fresh Bergerac rosé and some sweet treats. At the end of the path, the view is breathtaking. You’ve reached the rocky viewpoint overlooking the Cingle de Trémolat, a tight bend in the Dordogne. Let yourself be charmed by the elegant curve of the river and enjoy this timeless moment.
If you feel like an adventurer, go exploring the banks of the Dordogne by canoe. Discover wild and magnificent landscapes where heritage sites, cliffs and awe-inspiring gorges appear one after the another.