Travel Blogs from Hautefort, France

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timing, Hautefort, France travel blog

timing

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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La fête des feux de St-Jean is approaching - the 24th of June. Probably the biggest celebration of the region, save le 14 Julliet of course. I'm not sure but I think it is a blend of John the Baptist's birthday and midsummer night. A big bonfire is lit ...

lovely luna, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

lovely luna

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Since I saw the owl on my second night here, I go out, every night before bedtime, just in case I might see him. I have not seen him again. I hope I will before I return. I also need to see the stars and the moon. Each night they appear in ...

La Terrasse - Meyronne

La Terrasse - Meyronne "Superb''?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... 's 'off', like fired, sick or on leave. The last, I hoped. Shame, maybe some other time, not to worry, this is France, restaurants galore... 'What about Auberge de L'ile in Creysse?' Peter ventured.  No, we've been there a million times already and ...

men with bags, Hautefort, France travel blog

men with bags

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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To my surprise nothing very eventful has been going on in Cledat. This is neither good or bad, just different. The days pass calmly, we work in the house and garden, we shop, prepare meals or go to restaurants. Swim, walk, read and play endless games of ...

je maintiendrai, Hautefort, France travel blog

je maintiendrai

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... bearable, there is a point, and if you think about it, you are partaking in helping this nation overcome the economic crisis - Viva La France! Sometimes it's hard to explain why I am so charmed by this country, but I can tell you this, it will take more ...

patent pending, Hautefort, France travel blog

patent pending

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I am very much against harming any given creature but the mouse situation was getting a little out of hand here. Even some guests had complained, so what to do? After long and soul-searching discussions, I agreed they had to go but they didn't have to ...

in and out of the woods, Hautefort, France travel blog

in and out of the woods

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... versions. By now best part of the day has gone and I suggest we go shopping for food and take a walk somewhere around Hautefort. Ok. 'Just stop anywhere,' I instruct Peter, who is looking for a good starting point. Everything looks the same; wet and ...

totally out of control, Hautefort, France travel blog

totally out of control

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... has lasted too long. I wish I could say the same about the internet. That has been driving me up the wall. I called Orange France a week before leaving to make sure it would be working when we got there. It wasn't. I have been calling, pleading in my ...

roses and poppies, Hautefort, France travel blog

roses and poppies

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... as the tub stays in the box it will always hold the promise of a very good idea.    So, yes, back in France where major irritations seem amusing little challenges, like when Peter asked me half way there if I had remembered to bring the ...

timing again, Hautefort, France travel blog

timing again

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... that was deemed necessary to address an audience of maybe 50 or 60. The dancing was in full swing and no mistaking, this was France. On the wooden boards, laid out in front of the stage-van, I watched something you might see in a film and think it was ...

mind travel, Hautefort, France travel blog

mind travel

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... though I am not actually watching, it doesn't mean I am not aware of the gravity of it all.   I mean, England versus France, now where do your loyalties lie?   'What's the score?' I asked when venturing into the living room to pour myself ...

all creatures great and small, Hautefort, France travel blog

all creatures great and small

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Just a quick line, nothing much to write about really. Except the weather. The rain has stopped and there is a fair amount of sunshine, but it is still not warm. It reminds me of ski holidays but without the snow. We are down to the last of our logs, who ...

South Africa on my mind, Hautefort, France travel blog

South Africa on my mind

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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How come when you are not feeling as well as you think you should, you feel defeated? Who or what was the opponent and why hadn't you realised there was a battle going on? Strange questions to begin with, strange moods bringing them up. This morning I ...

timing, continued, Hautefort, France travel blog

timing, continued

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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We left, of course. With regret, the atmosphere was so relaxed and friendly but I wasn't about to hang around for the next 3 or 4 hours feeling this hungry. So on to the next village, fingers crossed there would be food readily available there. Aubas, ...

mixed feelings, Hautefort, France travel blog

mixed feelings

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... some 500 euro worth of wine. Yes, I know, you don't have to be a genius to work it out. So it was a nice send off, making me forget about tomorrow, the last day. I'm going to sleep now, I hope I'll dream of the wine, a taste of honey, a taste of France. ...

just some pics for friends and family, Hautefort, France travel blog

just some pics for friends and family

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Suddenly I just had to take some photos and send them to you.   Procrastinating - I am afraid I'm not focused, fiddling about with trivial things, daydreaming, being generally unproductive. I am even losing at scrabble, words escape me at the ...

no such thing as impartial, Hautefort, France travel blog

no such thing as impartial

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... makes them look like little boys sometimes. I suppose you can say I am impartial. Though I am English, I live in Holland, and in France, and feel a connection with South Africa, I kind of like the Koreans and New Zealanders, I am trying to think why as I ...

elephants and hares, Hautefort, France travel blog

elephants and hares

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I know I've been neglecting this blog terribly but the truth is there is not that much to write about. Mostly because of my back still playing up which means no long walks or wild parties - assuming there are any on offer. So my days are spent in and ...

under control, Hautefort, France travel blog

under control

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... with the last of the Perrier and slide into a cold, damp bed, the words of the 'castle's' caretaker ringing in my ears: 'Welcome to France. Three days ago we had snow up to our knees.' But we got here, safe and - well?  It's going to be just fine. ...

ant-agonizing, Hautefort, France travel blog

ant-agonizing

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Just a quickie before we leave for St. Leon-sur-Vézère. Another puzzle. Ants again. I left a cup of orange juice on the table outside and noticed some ants making their way towards it. Well, it was hot and I thought they were either thirsty or fancied ...

french concoction, Clédat - Dordogne, France travel blog

french concoction

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Got here just in time to catch the last rays of sun, sitting on the doorstep of our cottage - home from home. I'm drinking a strange mix of blue Curacao and some Chinese stuff, bought solely for the high alcohol percentage, but not sure what it is. ...

fireworks and compromise, Hautefort, France travel blog

fireworks and compromise

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Last night we were in the grip of a tremendous thunderstorm. It had been building up; the last couple of days had been stifling hot and some cool, fresh air would be more than welcome. As always it exhilarated me, nothing like thunder and lightning to ...

ready to crash, Hautefort, France travel blog

ready to crash

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Don't know whether I should be doing this, just back from a champagne brunch that lasted from noon till, i don't know, it is 5 pm now and the party was still in full swing when we left. Much as I like champagne, after the 5th bottle I switched to red ...

here's to the tomcat, Hautefort, France travel blog

here's to the tomcat

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... tonight, heralding the end of our stay and the beginning of theirs. I hope they will enjoy it as much as we did. Life in France suits me and the past few months have just flown by.    Last night we dined at Coly, in Le Manoir d'Hautegente, I ...

The Versailles of Périgord, Hautefort, France travel blog

The Versailles of Périgord

A travel blog entry by maryandjeff

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... region – Le Château de Hautefort. The château's beauty can be attributed to Le Marquis Jacques-Franҁois de Hautefort.  Le Marquis Jacques-Franҁois de Hautefort was a soldier and counselor to King Louis XIV (Sun King).  Upon ...

Hautefort - France -Aquitaine, Hautefort, France travel blog

Hautefort - France -Aquitaine

A travel blog entry by david.seldon

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... all this was organised it was getting on a bit so we hit the road in earnest and headed North to a little place called Hautefort, where there is a huge chateau. We were aiming for a well-hidden camp that figured that signs were not required and that most ...

Another Day in Paradise, Hautefort, France travel blog

Another Day in Paradise

A travel blog entry by twofoodies

... They had decided to eat at the chateau this evening and were thrilled to have dinner with two interesting couples, one from France and one from Norway. A very enjoyable dinner was served with accompanying wines and then a quiet coffee in the lounge ...

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