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... the boulevard back to base and get ready to depart.
We were on the road later than normal at 14:20 and our target was an Aire in the Bordeaux region not far off the motorway near Blaye.
We decided to stop at another Aire at St. Paul de Blaye as there was electricity there at 55 mins for €2.00 to charge electronics.A small shop across the road has the jetons (tokens) for the service point and cold beer for the driver later. After all that it was onto the night stop ...
... on the lawn in front of the chateau; foie gras, ,bread, olive and duck- based spreads, strawberries, cherries and a glass of wine. We sat under a huge tree and once again we were thinking - "C'est la vie".
And then it was back to Bordeaux arriving around 2.30pm. After a lazy afternoon during which we found a laundromand, had a read of our novels, it was time for dinner and to get ready for our next move tomorrow, to Luchon.
Sarlat's Saturday market is the biggest in the Dordogne region so that was to be our morning's adventure before heading west to Saint Emilion. We hadn't spent a lot of time in Sarlat, just two evenings for dinner in fact, since we had enjoyed so much of the natural surroundings and smaller villages in the Dordogne. But Sarlat had certainly come alive on market day. We were checked out of our hotel and in ...
... After wandering aimlessly around the city, admiring the endless beige limestone, we luckily stumbled upon Les Epicuriales. The outdoor food and drink festival was both charming and daunting; tents and tables extended farther into the distance than my eyes could see, and buzzing, animated French folk packed every inch. Without knowing a single phrase in French, we decided to cross a study abroad goal off the ...
... was ruined slightly for photos by the scaffolding they had up for renovations but that was only on the one side. It wasn't packed with people, and this shows the advantage of getting up early! Eli and I got audio guides but I didn’t find them very useful this time. It was such a big rambling place it would have been better if we had followed a direct route instead of wandering all over it as we weren’t sure if we covered everything. It seems that no ...