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Sep 17, 2011 - Sarlat

Yesterday we toured around the Dordogne valley. We went to Beymac,la Roque Gageac, and Dome. We went for a ride on garbarre on the Dordogne river which was really nice sailing past castles and lovely villages build into steep rock escarpments. You can see why they made movies like "chocolat" in this area. Today was the big marketitinerary Sarlat with all the cheese,meat,fruit plus all the clothes, crafts etc the French sure know how to do a market well. Tonight is the one night of the yr the light up the old city with candles and lights so...

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Sep 15, 2011 - Sarlat

Today we left Paris on the fast train a 5 hr trip to soulliac. The last part of the journey was done by bus to Sarlat winding thru the little villages. Sarlat is a town of about 10,000 with a old city in the centre. The old buildings are incredible liike something out of le miserables where part of it was filmed. It is filled with restaurants and shops for people like us! It really has atmosphere and one must sit in the town square with a glass of vino to soak it all up! There is plenty of little narrow alleyways and something around each...

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Jul 7, 2011 - Road Trip to Sarlat with picnic in Montemart and sober tour of Oradour-Sur-Glane

July 7, 2011 We are on the road to Sarlat, and we have about 6 hours on the bus. But the trip was not that hard, broken up as it was with beautiful countryside, breaks every couple of hours, and stops on the way with their own special charm. For lunch today we stopped in Mortemart, a small village of only 150 people or so. Its claim to fame was it was recognized as one of the most beautiful small villages in France, and they have the sign to prove it. A large market hall graces the middle of the square, featuring 13th century construction...

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Oct 12, 2008 - Our Overnight Road Trip to Sarlat

Our overnight road trip to Sarlat was very successful, we saw such beautiful country and interesting sites and villages. The countryside is alive with autumn colours, we had sunny skies and hot weather for our trip. Our first photo opportunity was the Chateau Biron, the French consider it one of the finest castles in the Dordogne area. It is an 11th century fortress complete with an 80 ft. long kitchen and it's own torture chamber. Then on to Monpazier a perfectly preserved medieval bastide town built by Edward I of England, and one of the...

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