Category Archives: Dordogne

From Wheels to Float

We left Simon and Hilary with great regret; their hospitality and warmth, as well as, their friendship made our stay in PuyCalvel a very special one, but it is on to our next adventure aboard our boat on the Lot … Continue reading

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Our Last Day with Wheels: Gramat, Autoire, Loubressac, and Castlenau Bretenoux

On our last day before we check in our car, we took Simon’s advice and routed a loop northwest to include Gramat, Autoire, Loubressac, and Castelnau-Bretenoux.  Frances, our GPS, took us over two-lane roads this time – at least as … Continue reading

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Jardins d’Eyrignes Loop

After a quick phone call to our mechanic about the tire which we learned would be ready at 11 AM, we set out under cloudy skies north/northwest to Jardins d’Eyrignes via Souillac. The gardens have been in the family since … Continue reading

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An Adventure

Another bright, clear day in the Dordogne! Hung clothes on the line to dry in the fresh air! Headed out to the weekly market in Cahors! We found figs, peaches, pears, strawberries – which we had a choice grown in … Continue reading

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Peche Merle, St-Cirq LaPopie, Wineries

We started out this brisk, bright morning for Peche-Merle and got there in time for the first tour of the day at 9:45 AM.  This part of the Lot area of Dordogne must be known for its narrow, windy roads.  … Continue reading

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Market Day in LaBastide, Rocamadour, and Figeac

Morning dawned bright and sunny, slightly cool. Simon mentioned to us that every other Monday, and today is our lucky day! that a quaint market takes place in LaBastide’s town square.  He told us that the best parking would be … Continue reading

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Rest Day in Puycalvel

We woke to a mist surrounding the entire countryside and our little stone house with its terraces.  Visibility was very, very limited. But in a couple of hours, the sun was peeking through and had burned off the mist, warming … Continue reading

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Onward to Dordogne, Puyclavel

We packed up early and met Christine shortly before 9:30 to give her the key to our lovely, spacious gite in St Siffret. We pulled up the car by the gite gate to pack four of our suitcases on the … Continue reading

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