Category France

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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Lunch in Limeuil

A group of us met for lunch at Au Bon Accueil in Limeuil. Limeuil is an old town that sits at the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. We strolled through town to the restaurant and sat on the…
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Baron, France

There are lots of ‘beau villages’ or beautiful villages in the Dordogne area. Old little towns and hamlets with narrow streets and traditional buildings. Baron is one such village just outside of Saint Cyprien where a friend of Mark’s family…
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Saint Cyprien, France

Saint Cyprien is a small town in the French countryside, a two and a half hour drive east of Bordeaux. It has a beautiful old town which winds uphill towards the 12th century belltower and the abbey church, which dominate…
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Airport joyride!

A delayed flight and an ensuing line at customer service led us to take an electric car to a customer service counter at the other side of Newark airport. Mark, Sofia (friend of Xana’s on the same flight) and I…
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