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We drove home the long way, passing through many beautiful towns. We had a very late lunch as the towns we were passing through had few shops open - remembering that most are closed between 12 noon and 2pm, at least, and maybe until 3pm. We didn't (well Jane didn't ) want a big lunch as we had booked a recommended restaurant for dinner tonight.
When we arrived back in Perigueux we couldn't get a park in our street, so we ...
... too hot. We did see a number of interesting places including the Cathedral St Front which is part of the St James of Compostella Pilgrim Way. A church has been on this site since the 4th Century with parts of the current Abbey commenced in 976AD. It is named after Saint Front, the first bishop of Périgueux. It was added to and redesigned in the 19th Century and it is said that it was the basis for Sacré Coeur in Paris, with its ...
A big day's driving today, as we knocked off 6 pages of the map book and around 260km en route to the Loire. A bit of a slow start as we negotiated a number of smaller roads, and then, as we entered a small town, we found ourselves in the middle of market day! Why they had not blocked off the main street we have no idea, but there was only one way to go and that was straight ahead... market stalls closing in on both sides and people everywhere. There were some raised eyebrows at three ...
... travelling in the opposite direction all with their sirens on. There were 2 large police vans and 6 police cars. Interesting!! When we left our apartment this morning, there were a number of police cars at the next intersection, but we couldn't see what was happening.
We arrived back in Perigueux about 5.30pm, so Brad decided to do a load of washing in the washing machine in our apartment. Brad saves his washing and then puts everything in ...
... br> We travelled north today into the truffle region of Périgord, the 'department' in which we are staying. Our first stop was Sorges where we visited theTruffle Museum, one of a kind apparently! We saw the growing and searching process as well as learning about how valuable they are. You could buy a range of truffle products including preserved truffles, honey infused with truffles and pear jam with truffles to accompany foie gras! We also visited a 12th ...
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