The Dordogne region, France.

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July 8th 2012
Published: July 8th 2012
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Today Sunday, I blog from the town of Alfaz del Pi, just north of Benidorm in Valencia area of Spain.

We arrived in Alicante yesterday by train, picked up our rental car (a similar one to the last) and headed north. We had fun and games finding the resort and finally, with the help of two kind Spanish ladies, finally found it. Perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the beautiful bay, our unit is very impressive and like a small home away from home. Our deck outside is huge, the sunshine is wonderful and we are ready to relax after a hectic vacation in Italy and France especially.

We went to a local supermarket nearby and were stunned by the prices. How can they manage to make a profit at these low prices when we pay and arm and a leg in Calgary? Somebody is ripping us off in Canada! It was amazing to watch the fish monger clean our selected fish for us. Jeanette prepared a simple but fabulous fish lunch and right now I have one eye on the computer and the other watching the Murray versus Federer Wimbledon final. Tonight we will go exploring
Ice cream in la RochelleIce cream in la RochelleIce cream in la Rochelle

Nothing beats the Italian gelato but it was good.
this beautiful area which attracts tourists from every country.

All right then, let me keep catching up by including some more pictures from the days past.

I must say that the time spent in the Dordogne region of France was one of the most enjoyable that I have ever experienced. I could virtually live in that area.

Enjoy the pictures.

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St. EmilionSt. Emilion
St. Emilion

Famous wines emanate from this beautiful area of several outstanding wineries.
Arriving in Beynac-et-CazenacArriving in Beynac-et-Cazenac
Arriving in Beynac-et-Cazenac

This little picturesque village was our base in the Dordogne region of France. From here we visited several famous sites.
Gee at Les Petit VersaillesGee at Les Petit Versailles
Gee at Les Petit Versailles

We stayed at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast in the Dordogne overlooking the valley and close to the castle and Beynac-et-Cazenac.
La Petite TonnelleLa Petite Tonnelle
La Petite Tonnelle

This highly recommed restaurant in beynac lived up to expectations. I was warned that we would put on weight in France and so we have. The food and wine are great.
Lunch at Rocque Forte de ReignacLunch at Rocque Forte de Reignac
Lunch at Rocque Forte de Reignac

Spectacular little medieval town perched on the shore of the Dordogne.
A snack at Les Petites VersaillesA snack at Les Petites Versailles
A snack at Les Petites Versailles

A most relaxing place to live while visiting the Dordogne.
My starterMy starter
My starter

Pate de foi gras, naturally.
Les Chateau des MilandesLes Chateau des Milandes
Les Chateau des Milandes

Owner by Josephine Baker, an American who became a French icon, this is a must for any visitor to the Dordogne. Google her name.

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