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Abbey and Cloister of Cadouin

Cadouin is another beautiful historic town. I know, I know… One beaux village after another, does it ever end?!? Well, this one has a cloister. The Abbey of Cadouin dates from around 1115. The cloister, rebuilt in the 15th and…

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Monpazier, France

Monpazier is a small 13th century town that centers around a square filled with boutique shops. Around the periphery of the square are streets that shift from shops to residences as well as the local parish. It’s a bit sleepy,…

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Guy Wier, Painter

We visited two artist’s studios near Saint Cyprien, Guy Weir and Mi Desmedt. As an artist, I was particularly excited to be able to see the studios they worked in. Every artist has their own flavor of environment and these…

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Le Petit Manoir, Sarlat

During our visit to Sarlat, we met some friends for lunch at Le Petit Manoir. It is a favorite of Peter’s and he knows the owner and chef. The meal was amazing. We had salad with liver and pate as…

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Sarlat, France

Sarlat la Caneda, often referred to just as Sarlat, is the largest town near Saint Cyprien. It has a medeival section and a nice Wednesday market. The day was rainy and the market was packed with shoppers. Cathédrale Saint Sacerdos…

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Fete de Musique

We attended Fete de Musique, one of many summer festivals hosted in the town of Saint Cyprien. They laid out a long table in the middle of the street, set for whomever wanted to join (for a price) and served…

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Meyrals, France

Meyrals is yet another ‘beaux village’ in the Perigord region. It’s just a few minutes drive from where we stayed in Sarlat and right next to a favorite restaurant of ours, La Merenda. The town is quiet and more residential…

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Chateau de Beynac

Beynac Castle, situated on a limestone cliff, towers over a village and the Dordogne River. The stunning view from the castle alone, is worth the visit. It overlooks the valley with the Dordogne River snaking through it. Though tiny in…

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