Perigord Culinary Tour

March 1-10th, 2024

Perigord Culinary Tour By Chef Didier

Friday March 1st to SUNDAY, March 10th

The price and itinerary include all of the following: 10 days of hotel accommodations, all breakfasts, and

all meals are 3 to 4-course meals, with choices.

(All 8 luncheons, 4 dinners, all accompanied with wines & beers, coffee, etc., sometimes aperitifs too, only 4 evenings will be at your leisure). Also included is all bus travel, entrance and tickets to daily activities (see activities below). All daily travels (from Friday, March 1st to Sunday, March 10) are with a 44-seat Deluxe A/C and Heated Motor Coach. Every new day is more enticing than yesterday!!!

The discounted cost is $3230.00 (normally $3400) all taxes included, per guest, twin occupancy. Single occupancy is available at $395 additional. (That price does not include the airfare from the States to Paris, nor the train tickets for Paris to Bordeaux and Bordeaux to Paris. Take the TGV, the Fast Speed Train, which takes about a couple of hours from Paris.

(From Paris, take from Gare Montparnasse Station to Bordeaux (Gare Saint Jean, in Bordeaux, there is only one train station ), These train tickets are inexpensive,

book them online ahead ).


Friday, March 1st –Meet Chef Didier in Bordeaux, at La “Tavern du Midi Restaurant” across from Train Station Gare Saint Jean around 2:30 pm).  

La Taverne du Midi - Restaurant in Bordeaux

    Chef Didier’s cell: 773-620-3986


(If you arrive early, have a bowl of fresh mussels with a Stella Artois or an espresso,

I probably will be there myself, if you are late, we will wait for you).



Friday, March 1st –The tour begins: 

Leaving Bordeaux, with the bus, going to a 3 star Hotel, in Sarlat-La-Caneda, where we will stay for 3 nights as we visit that area

Stop at Les Eyzies to see the Cro-Magnon Man (Les Eyzies-de-Tayac)

Welcome dinner at a Sarlat Restaurant

Back to the Hotel (across the street from the restaurant)


Saturday, March 2nd: 

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Taking our Deluxe, a/c & heated bus

(the same bus for the whole trip, Mr. Abdel, he is wonderful!! )

to the town of Les Eyzies 

Visit "Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac", called "The Cristal Cathedral", near the town of Rocamadour. The most famous cave in Europe and the most interesting geological site, with stalagmites & and stalactites

Visit the 100 years old Magnificent Gardens of Marqueyssac

Lunch: Restaurant La Traverse: Le Bourg 24250 CÉNAC AND ST JULIEN

Visit Chateau Des Milandes and the life of Josephine Baker

Visit its surrounding Gardens and the many Falcons and Birds of Prey

Dinner downtown Sarlat

Return to the hotel 


Sunday, March 3rd: 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Visit the town of Sarlat and its market. Many geese are loose in the town, there is a market with music and many stalls with local foods & wines. There is a wonderful Cathedral (Mass at 10 a.m.)

A one-of-a-kind Lunch, with 14 courses and, a degustation style menu, made of every part of the goose, many geese are loose in the town, walking down the street to celebrate that special weekend. This is a Feast Goose, attended by hundreds of guests from all over the world, all of course accompanied by local wines. Enjoying many attractions of this two-day event, taking place in the medieval heart of this town.

Dinner at your leisure. But after that wonderful 14-course lunch, we usually meet for a beer at a local café, around 6.30 pm. Chef is buying!

Back to Hotel


Monday, March 4th: 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Check out of Hotel. Bus to visit the Lascaux IV Caves, world known and unique opportunity to explore primitive painting from 20,000 years ago

Lunch at La Dornac, visit to a goose farm

Visit Collonges Rouge, a picturesque red brick town, where we will visit a little shop where you can buy honey, mustards, etc...

Going to a new 4-star hotel in Perigeux for 2 nights. Arrive 7 pm.

Dinner at your leisure


Tuesday, March 5h: 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Depart 9am to Limoges store SAMIE PORCELAINE

Hunting & and visiting a truffle farm, we will unearth fresh truffles with Loris, the specialized Doggy. Option to bring some back too! Mensignac: Truffle farm

Lunch at a Restaurant in Perigueux.

Back to the hotel 4 pm

Dinner at your leisure



Wednesday, March 6th: 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Visit 3 different local farmers' markets around the Cathedral

in Perigeux medieval town

Cooking class in a Charcuterie in Perigeux (Charcuterie Mazieres)

Lunch in the old town of Périgueux

Visit: Clovis Reymond Distillery 49 Rue Gabriel Reymond, 24140 Villamblard

Class on Foie Gras, that Chef will lead.

Arriving at 7 pm at a new hotel, 3 stars, in Bergerac


Dinner at a local Restaurant in Bergerac


Thursday, March 7th: 

Breakfast at the Hotel 

Lunch in Monbazillac where the Chef trained during his cooking school

(La Grappe d'Or).


IVBD Educational wine tasting where we will understand more

about winemaking.

IVBD (Interprofession of Bergerac and Duras Wines) 1 Rue des Récollets, 24100 Bergerac 


Return to the hotel


Dinner at your leisure in Bergerac,


Friday, March 8th: 

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Lecture of the two Cyrano’s De Bergerac Statues by a local guide

Visit & and degustation of the wines of Lunch at Chateau Haut Sarthes

Followed by lunch. This is the only Bergerac available in Chicago at all Binny’s

Visit of underground Saint Emilion, its collegiate church, and its cloister 

Cooking class (with Master Chef Michael GUEDJ): Hangar 18, 3 Cr Edouard Vaillant, 33300 Bordeaux  

Arrive at Bordeaux Hotel 6:00 pm

Going to a 4-star hotel in Bordeaux for two nights, close to the train station so we can go back to Paris on Sunday easily, or just stay in town. 

Evening at your leisure.

Back to the hotel


Saturday, March 9th: 

Breakfast at the Hotel. Depart at 9 am.     

Visit & Degustation at Chateau Giscours 

10 Rte de Giscours, 33460 Labarde 

Plus they have a wonderful souvenir shop

Mademoiselle Margaux Chocolate Boutique & Degustation of Chocolates.

Lunch in Margaux

Discovering Route des Grands Crus: Departmental 2   

Afternoon tasting in Margaux

Visit Bordeaux, La Cite du Vin, on the banks of the Garonne River

Return to Hotel

Dinner in Bordeaux Brasserie

Back to Hotel


Sunday, March 10th: 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Memoir of the Trip 

Visit of several Bordeaux Farmers & Antiques Markets if desired

Morning at your leisure 



Dear Friends,

2024 will be my fifth Culinary Tour and every year, I add a few more interesting areas and things for you to discover. Daily trips may have added activities and surprises, which is a good thing.

Reservation Form


Please complete ONE form per person, to be returned to :

Chef Didier Durand 3818 North Richmond Street,  Chicago,  Illinois 60618

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Enclosed is my (our) reservation (s) for the Culinary Tour in France from March 1st to March 10th, 2024. I (we) have included a personal check, money order or Zelle direct deposit  for $ 750 per person.

Please makes your check payable to :Didier Durand


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(Please book me at the additional single occupancy rate of $ 395 to be paid along with this  filled reservation form, so this first check is $1145).

Payment Schedule : all amounts are per person, $750 due at reservation, along with this filled form ($1145 if you are booking on a single occupancy rate ).

Welcome to Chef Didier’s Culinary Tour of your Life !

Second : $ 850 by October 15th, 2023

Third : $ 750 by November 15th, 2023

Fourth & Final : $ 880 by January 15th, 2024

This is 10 days for a total of $ 3230 (Full price is listed at $3400) per guest, twin occupancy. Includes all hotels, breakfast, lunches, 5 dinners, all wines, aperitis, drinks, everyday activities & visits, in a 44-seat Deluxe Coach A/C or heated bus. The entire trip can be paid at once or several payments as you wish. Credit card payments: Please add 3%)

This Tour is an exclusive, around 16 Guests only, limited invitation to a memorable & culinary experience, personally directed by Chef Didier as you discover, with him, his birth land, filled with so much history, culinary treasures, meeting his friends and his friends he calls « family », where he started to learn the profession of being a cook, 40 years ago. Local english speaking guides will showcase many, one of a kind, special  sites, visits, places, that no one had seen nor done before. BON VOYAGE.  

Questions @ 773-620-3986  MERCI!

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