The Pech Charmant: the origins of camping…and of Man
Before being a 4-star campsite located in the heart of the Périgord Noir in the Dordogne, Pecharmant is a red wine (AOC) from the Bergerac vineyards, located not far from Les Eyzies.
It is a blend of several grape varieties: Cabernet, Malbec and Merlot.
What meal to accompany a Pech Charmant?
On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and powerful.
A few years of ageing allow the tannins to soften and refine.
Ideal to accompany game, red meat and specialities of the Périgord.
In the restaurant, you can taste the Domaine du Grand Jaure or the Château de Grande Lisse.
- Domaine du Grand Jaure : Appellation Pécharmant Contrôlée (2020)
This wine is characterised by red fruit aromas and slightly spicy notes, with a nice balance in the mouth (bottled at the estate).
- Château Grande Lisse : Appellation Pécharmant Contrôlée (2019)
From a small family estate for three generations, located in the heart of the Pécharmant appellation. Since 2017, the vineyard has been converted to organic farming.
Powerful wine, with a great aromatic power, notes of spices, ruby to purple colour, good length in the mouth (heritage cuvée, bottled at the Château).
Cellaring: 6 to 10 years
Ideal serving temperature : 17° C
Edgar, our faithful chef, will serve it with his famous duck breast, his excellent entrecote with garlic butter, the cheese platter on the Périgord menu or his inimitable Pech Charmante…
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Did you know that?
The “Pech charmant” originates from the word “pech” which means hill in Occitan.
Ideally situated, the campsite spreads out over a large part of its twelve hectares on a wooded plateau of oak, chestnut and pine trees, in the heart of wild nature and the ponies, donkeys, goats, rabbits and chickens of our “farm”.
And the first men…
Coming to Pech Charmant is also going back in time.
Close to Les Eyzies (Dordogne-Périgord noir), our family campsite is located near the “world capital of prehistory”. In this valley, traces of the “Cro-Magnon” man have been discovered. After a dip in the swimming pool or a drink at the campsite bar, just a few minutes away, you can follow their tracks in the Font Gaume or Lascaux caves, or in the heart of the “National Museum of Prehistory”. Your children won’t have to go so far, very close to the swimming pool they can learn about the art of the first men in the caves nestled in the heart of the Pech Charmant!
25 April 2023