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Sorges is 19km north-east of Perigueux.
Sorges is a small village not far from Perigueux. It has a particularly attractive church which sits on a pleasant square. Sorges though is really famous for its truffles and is known as the 'truffle capital'.
If you want to know a bit more about the history and culture of the truffles there is a truffle museum in the village. The truffle museum is open from the middle of June to the end of August, from 09.30-18.30. The rest of the year the museum is open every day (except Monday) from 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00.
You can also do a 3km walk through some truffle forests. Pick up a map or in the summer if you prefer you can do a guided visit. These start at 15.30 in July and August.
If you want to sample some truffles then the Auberge de la Truffe is the place to go. The restaurant is a 'three-chimney' Logis de France and has various items based around the local truffles. When I went I had the €10.50 lunch, two courses plus coffee and it was really excellent. It was busy too - a Thursday lunchtime and full of a mix of businessmen and groups of locals. Its obviously a popular restaurant in the area. Walking through to the restaurant the rest of the hotel looked smart too.
Places to Visit Nearby
Brantome is one of our favourite places in the Dordogne and this along with neighbouring Bourdeilles should not be missed if you are visiting this part of the Dordogne. Brantome would make an excellent base for exploring the area as it has some good hotels and restaurants and is stunningly beautiful.
You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.