L'Orangerie du Chateau des Reynats
Travel Blogs from Chancelade
Finally got out of our toasty beds to get into the crème de la crème of the Dordogne. Perigueux. A beautiful city and we were attracted by the markets there. Nice seeing the French go about there day and collecting there goods. Also a seasonal Truffle, Duck and Goose Market too. LOADS of Foie Gras which looks incredibly unappealing to me. A little bit of home with 'Mimosa' ...
This has been a busy week of traveling around the Perigord and exploring new sights. Ingrid and Frank left a week ago the day after we had lunch and spent a few hours at the lovely town of Sarlat. Joe and Tim arrived the following day and left today.
We've been to the market at Lalinde (the best market yet), the abbey at Cadouin, the cave ...
... but slightly different in style and service. We dined on foie gras and oysters and pigeon and pork. We walked to a huge Gothic Cathedral built in the 1100's where an organist was displaying his skills surrounded by students giving close attention to his every move on the keyboard.
Tomorrow is a hot tub day at Red Shutters and then on to tea at our landlords.
We've attached food and scenery and old town pictures.
Love from your French travel ducks. D & S
The plan for today was to cross from Spain into France, and get as far north in France as feasible, without another late night. We booked some accommodation that looked like it was past Bourdeaux in a place called Saint Severen. It turned out that it was quite ‘cross country’, about 50km off the beaten track. By the time we arrived, we were wishing we had stayed in a motorway Ibis!! ...
... most days out but evenings here at the house, creating fabulous food and sipping fabulous wine. We've visited prehistoric caves, markets, vineyards, foie gras farms and have been seeking bread where ever possible. The 4 of us are having a grand time together eating and drinking our way to nirvana.
Diane and Susan
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking