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Nov 11, 2013 - Champagnac-la Riviere - campground at last!

We travelled on the Sunday to a campground at Champagnac-la-Riviere just south-west of Limoges in the Limousin Region of France. We had targeted this campground as it was open all year and had been specifically been set up for American RVs by the English owners Bob and Di. We were given a very warm welcome and a lovely large pitch with full hook-up. We intend to spend at least a week exploring the area. After all our travelling last week we used our first day as a rest day and also a catch up on washing etc. It was a lovely sunny day(our...

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Apr 16, 2012 - Oradour

Left Nantes just before 10 am, Angela being driver. Took about 4 hours to Oradour, slow road but lovely views along the way. Spent a few hours in the museum and village where we discovered the horrors of 4th June 1944 for this sleepy village. From there we continued our journey south arriving just before 10 pm in Marmande. Long day, well done Angela that was some drive.

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Aug 8, 2011 - Walking around Beaulieu

Monday we went to the tourist office and spent three euros for a local walking map, 13 routes in all around Beaulieu. The first we picked was called Pathway of Discovery and was only 5.3km long – easy. It started outside our hotel with a left turn and an immediate right, but then we got lost with the next instruction that read: ”a little further on take a path going uphill on the left.” It didn’t exist. First we saw a private drive but no path on the left.. so we climbed the hill a little further, no path on the left, and climbed some more...

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Aug 7, 2011 - Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

Saturday was grey and raining on an off and we said our goodbyes to everyone at Cook in France under a little drizzle. As most of were still on holiday we were excited for the next adventure, others were flying home and back to work on Monday. First we took sister Helen to the train station in Brive-le-Gaillarde as she was off to the airport in Toulouse for a 6 pm BA flight back to Heathrow. Then we hit the A20 with the aid of Doris-the-cyber-navigator for our new home in Saint Sulpice, north of Lomoges (famous for its china). After...

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Jul 9, 2011 - Market Day in Sarlat

July 9, 2011 It is Saturday in Sarlat, so it is market day! The pedestrian only streets we toured for the last two days were transformed into a tight sea of little canopies and booths with a large variety of food, trinkets, utensils, practical items, and impractical ones. Susan and I just wandered all through the markets looking over the wares (“winkling” as it is called by Rick Steves guides, to avoid calling it shopping—a no-no for a Rick Steves tour), noticing the street scenes, and finding some of the photo ops that we hadn’t seen the...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Caves and Canoes and pretty sights

July 8, 2011 Today it is caves and canoes out of Sarlat. But first I had to take our laundry over to the Laundromat and arrange to have the clothes cleaned. While I was running that errand I noticed a very narrow and well-designed for Sarlat street cleaner. Had to take a picture of that. We took off from the hotel, drove through some pretty country (Dordogne has some of the most attractive countryside we have seen so far), and went to Rouffignac where we toured a cave that contained drawings that were dated as being 14,000 years old....

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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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Nov 17, 2007 - Cook in France

Cook in France is a week long cooking course that I went to. It was held at a regional property in the Dordogne region of France (the closest big town was Sarlat, which is marked on the map). I had a lot of fun this week. The course participants were all people from the UK and Australia, so english was spoken all week (which was very nice). We cooked and of course ate a lot of great food. I will have to share some of the recipes when I get back. A small taste for what we made: - Oven-Dried Plum Tomato and Goats Cheese Tarts with Sage...

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Apr 15, 2006 - Curry and Waterproofs Don't Mix

Had a curry last night. Why? I don't know. It seemed a good idea at the time. Lots of rice, good for the carb level but it bit back this morning and my already sensitive rear was in pain! It rained most of the day and was windy aswell! Why is rain always accompanied by wind? Either on their own is fine but together they cause only misery. The scenery would have been beatiful but I didn't have a chance to enjoy it, I just wanted to get to my destination and in the warm. The destination being Lac Vassiverie (about 70km SE of Limpges)which...

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