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Nov 2, 2016 - South to near Limoges

We got up early to drive over 300 miles to Parc Verger campground just south of Limoges. For us this was a long journey as we usually do not do more than 200 miles in a day but needs must as there are very few campgrounds open in France after the 31 October. We had a few delays with road works but arrived safely at the campground. A few days of rest before we head south again.

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Aug 11, 2014 - Arrival in Limoges

We've stayed in some weird accommodation tonight, which is fully carpeted in every room, including the toilet and bathroom. It is in a very central location though which is good. We have had a lovely meal for dinner as well. There's good steak and meat in this area and our restaurant was rather kitsch. The wine that was served was fantastic as well.

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Feb 20, 2014 - Quiet time

We had three quiet days at the Parc Verger campground at Champagnac La Riviere. This is a lovely campground set up for us "big boys" owned by Bob and Di Banks a great couple. It rained on and off most of the three days but we did manage to get one or two walks along the nearby paths which used to be an old railway line. Daisy loved these walks as she had plenty of off lead time and able to explore the woods along the line. On one of our walks she was a long time coming out of the woods, when she did come out she was without her harness! We...

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Feb 17, 2014 - Heading north through France

After a few days of rest in St Jean-de-Luz we headed north again through France to Limoges. We had a good journey and arrived safely at the campground. We intend to stay here for a few days. We have booked Tony and the ferry with the coach and Heather and Daisy on the Channel Tunnel with the car on Thursday 27 February.

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Nov 15, 2013 - Limoges

After a lazy get up we headed into the largest big town around Limoges. Again the weather was dull grey and cold so really not in full tourist mode. The history of Limoges is based in the middle ages on the enamel industry and from the 18th century on fine porcelain china (the French equivalent of Stoke-on-Trent). Today only a small ceramic trade exists. It was a pleasant city to walk around with some interesting odd buildings and of course plenty of nice cafes’s to get warm in and try the local patisseries. We find the French have a very...

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Oct 3, 2010 - Another day trip

Eric went and bought fresh croissants for breakfast - delicious. It is another mild morning and we leave for another day of enjoying the countryside…..this time with George along, their lovely golden lab. Our first stop is a fairy book little town called Segur le Chateau Corrrez – with magical thinking, we would move here in a moment with the gorgeous landscape, twisting little streets and lovely river running through. Our next stop is Pompadour, a town of the French National Registry of Horses (former home of Madame Pompadour)– Sally loves...

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Oct 2, 2010 - Day trip to Perigueux

Off we go to Perigueux, about a half hour from Sally and Eric’s house. The road is narrow as it’s in the country and we make it to a main road, not much bigger than a country lane. On the way, we pass another great castle and this is the one where Richard the Lion-Hearted sustained the mortal injury that lead to his death. We arrive at the charming little town of Perigueux and wander through the little streets of the old city to have a coffee and a meringue. The local cathedral is special because of a huge alter backdrop of solid oak,...

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Oct 1, 2010 - Visit with Eric and Sally

We are off to visit with Mark’s niece and nephew-in-law in a hamlet called St. Yrieix La Perche, just south of Limoges. This is to be a longer day on the road than we’ve had, so we eat a hearty breakfast and head in South-western France. The flat countryside changes to more rolling and gentle hills. Linda reads up on this region and we stop at Oradour-sur-Glane – a ‘martyred village’ which is yet another WWII memorial. Shortly after D-Day, an SS regiment was going down a country road and came across a sleepy little town of 650 people and...

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Jul 27, 2009 - Sur le retour vers Paris

Allô, je (Lise) vais vous raconter ce qui s’est passé samedi, dimanche et lundi. Donc, samedi, Yvan se lève tôt car il va aller faire deux cols du côté de l’Espagne et qu’il veut revenir pour le tour de France. Moi, je vais à la piscine me faire dorer au soleil, nous commençons à avoir le teint assez basané, il fait pratiquement toujours soleil. La température du matin et du soir est plus fraîche de sorte que nous dormons très bien. De plus, du camping, nous pouvons voir le soleil se coucher dans la mer, grosse orange qui disparaît en...

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