Duck Race 2016
Adrian Cox & Lara Orfei
Boules Tournament & 70th Birthday Party

It started out as a boules tournament but how could we not celebrate the 70th birthday of one of our guests?





We would of course be delighted to join in your festivities, help you organise them or propose a day out. Often, our holidaymakers just like to organise aperitifs around the swimming pool, where they exchange their newly found places to visit, their finds at the various markets, jokes and general chit-chat. Occasionally these get-togethers prelude a grand barbecue, where we can help in suggesting local delicacies, for example "confit de canard", which work well in these al-fresco gatherings.


Amuses-bouches cooked & served by St. Dave on St. George's Day

Fun at Domaine de Fumel in the beautiful Dordogne

Whilst Domaine de Fumel is designed as gites for couples who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in the peace and tranquility of our lovely setting, occasionally our holidaymakers, having found a mutual bond between them, look to share a communal day or evening together.
Ducks a go go
St. George's Day


St. George's Day party in La Ferme organised for our walking holiday group. Oh what fun we had!

Chateau Mobazillac
The Duck Races
duck race pond




swiimming pool
And then they race!
canoeing on the River Dordogne





Each house is equipped with a little duck, who just love to party. Their favourite fun is to race against each other and dress up.

Here is a picture of them all lined up and ready to go!


Just occasionally the weather can be a little dull or relaxing by the pool just isn't stimulating enough(!) and something exciting is called for. A group visit to our favourite Chateaux for a day's wine tasting has proved a popular choice. Not only the tasting but an in-depth explanation of the wine-making process adds to the enjoyment. It wouldn't be the first time that Dave has then suggested a Perigordian repas, cooked by his goodself, accompagned by our newly discovered wines.

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A popular favourite is a day out canoeing down the river Dordogne. We can point you towards one our favourite trips and make the reservation for you. You can make it an all-day marathon (the long trip) or act like grown up adults and take all day to do the half trip. As a group, this allows you all to stop, pull the canoes onto the shore to use as table & seats, unpack your picnic of local produce, recover the wine, nicely chilled from being pulled along on a shoestring in the water and relax in the wonderful scenery. Just gently drift down the shallow waters and finish a lovely day with a meal in our favourite restaurant "L'Ancienne Gare" in Issigeac.

duck race swimming pool

Harry Potter Soirée
St. George's Day
Harry Potter

Harry Potter is for us grown up kids too!


Dave's 60th Birthday
It would not have been possible to ease Dave into his 7th decade without the help of all of our holidaymakers!


We didn't forget to eat and drink either!

party time
grand repas
Happy Birthday Terry
Wedding of the Year at Domaine de Fumel
champagne and cake
Adrian & Lara Cox-Orfei
Wedding at Domaine de Fumel