Moving south to the Dordogne


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August 7th 2008
Published: August 7th 2008
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After a couple of days in Paris we headed south to the Loire and then on to the Dordogne.

If you like wine, food, beautiful countryside, hot weather and charming villages then the Dordogne is for you. No wonder the Brits have invaded, yet again! This is a great place for a holiday particularly at this time of year when there is so much activity here.

Days have been spent visiting villages and shopping in the street markets. Loads of "foie gras" and fresh fruit. We have also had a great canoe trip down a particularly nice part of the Dordogne. As we paddled along we passed under stone bridges and looked up to the castles.

In the evenings everyone heads off to one of the local villages for the evening food markets. This involves long shared tables, lots of wine, music and dancing. Some are filled with tourists whilst others are almost all locals with the villages "femmes" preparing the feast.

We are now in Bordeaux which on first impressions is like a small Paris. We will find out tomorrow.


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