DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript


Home Article List & Search About Us Services


Our First Trip in the Dordogne

[ NEW YORK, NY - NYC - 6/14/2015 - www.Littleviews.com ]

Travel Articles Mini-Logo

The series menu is at the end of this article.

June 14: On the road in the Dordogne, France

>> June 13 and 14 - Within 20 minutes of Sarlat, France Today we woke up around 9AM to a medium rain, and "dragged" ourselves into the restaurant for our perfect morning croissant and excellent coffee. Admittedly, it was hard to leave our cozy room after that to explore the nearby area, but as we are relying on the book, Back Roads France, to guide us, we had no trouble getting excited about our next area to explore.

Our target was La Roque-Gageac, an medieval river town, but along the way, Phil took a wrong turn and we wound up at the Beynac-et-Cazenac, a huge, mountain-top castle which blew us away! And it wasn't alone in impressing us. The area along the Dordonge that is about 20 minutes west of our hotel is loaded with castles, ancient villages, and the most lush forests I've ever seen.

With nothing better to do than to wait out the rain, we had lunch on the mountain top near Baynac-et-Cazenac's walled city entrance. By the time we finished, we were able to walk around the grounds, but chose to wait until tomorrow before we see the inside of the castle itself. As I can walk, but do so slowly and really like to sit down frequently, I might find a place to draw while Phil explores.

Due to the day being Sunday, there were no grocery stores that we could find open after 4PM when we returned to our hotel and likewise, no wine shops.

In the morning, Phil and I swiped two crusty rolls from our breakfast bar with the idea that we'd eat them in the evening with olive paste I purchased on Saturday. I, personally, was looking forward to washing down this mini-meal with some Rose, which, of course, I didn't have. So to satisfy my cravings, we finished our mini-meal at the hotel's dining room where we had luxurious desserts (mine, a walnut tart, and Phil's, creme boulle), wine and beer.

Photos
The following photos will show you around a bit. The lack of sunshine during the earlier portion of our trip robs some of them from color and highlight:

Beynac-et-Cazenac





Domme

We stayed at Domme for two hours, during which time we took a village train ride with French tour information, and walked around its grounds.

Note that I was surprised to discover that people in the area once wore wooden shoes and (not pictured) the women participated in lace-making and wore white bonnets. This craft and dress must have been common throughout Europe.





Series Menu

Questions? Just ask!
Karen Little - Karen@Littleviews.com

Article series by Karen Little for www.Littleviews.com. Photos by Karen and Phil Little. Series began on May 13, 2015. All rights reserved.





Receive our newsletter

www.LetsKickScoot.com

















Hosted by Lanex.com




The Chemo Diary – Fourth and Last Dose

The Chemo Diary – Third of four sessions – The best is yet to come?

The Chemo Diary – Second of four sessions – How things change

The Chemo Diary – 10 days following the first infusion

Boy Band Makes Good

Chemo – suggestions and thoughts about your first infusion

Plant-Based Diet – Solving the Restaurant Problem

Learning to Draw with Matt Brehm

Try the Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet for Your Health and Maybe to Save Your Life

Walkway Over the Hudson – The Most Accessible Route

Intercourse Canning Company in Intercourse, PA

Shopping at the Countryside Roadstand in Lancaster County, PA

Visit Kingston, NY

Mystic Seaport, Conneticut

A Stroll Along Along the Palisade in Weehawken, NJ



List of New York Discount Entertainment

Locating Wine Tasting Classes

List of New York Chocolate and Candy Shops

List of New York Bookstores

Group Running, Walking, and Biking Events

List of Event Resources

New York Hotel Rate Calculator and Gratuity Index


Home      About Littleviews      Site Index