The Dordogne calls once again, and promises a wealth of natural beauty the likes of which is not found many places on earth. It will also provide you a sumptuous buffet of cheese, wine, duck, and foie gras in the backdrop of Medieval villages, farmhouses and scattered chateaux.
The region is also known for its prehistoric remains, and the famed cave paintings of Lascaux and the Font du Gaume. A lazy canoe trip on the Dordogne River can usher you past some of the most beautiful villages in France, and you will catch sight of the occasional chateau as you drift down the banks of the river. There is something here for all ages, and it all adds up to yet another paradise within the boundaries of the French countryside.
BRANTÔME – The Venice of the Perigord
This is your average, regular, boring panorama here in the Dordogne. You can certainly see why I return here on a regular basis.
LA ROQUE-GAGEAC – Voted one of the prettiest villages in France.
Last year my friend Karen and I pulled our canoe over here and had a picnic lunch on the banks of the river.
There were much fewer people on the river in the middle of September, but whatever time you visit a canoe trip is an absolutely essential component in anyone’s visit. There are no rapids and it is a very safe journey.
A chateau bids you farewell as you drift past La Roque-Gageac.
BEYNAC – Château de Beynac
LES EYSIES DE TAYAC
A boar’s head seems to mock the arriving carcasses.
SARLAT – Market Day
The perfumed aroma necessitated the purchase of a basket for later. French strawberries never need sugar.
WALNUT CAKES – THE SPECIALTY OF THE REGION
OLIVES FROM PROVENCE
THE GARDENS OF EYRIGNAC
CHÂTEAU DE LOSSE