Hostellerie de la Bouriane
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We were looking forward to returning to this part of rural France, and we weren't disappointed. The narrow streets winding past old stone houses, and the Dordogne River, calm and peaceful until the small wall, where the water tumbled over it. The fine, warm weather certainly made the experience perfect.
We had booked a hotel, but when we tried to check-in we found it was shut until 5.00pm. (It was stated on our email that check-in was from 4.00pm, but all the hotels ...
... a super place with hard standing, decent views in the centre of the village next to the church. Electricity, sunshine and free early morning call from the church bells, what more could one want? En route to the Pyrenees now in the sun and the low 20C ...
... s an enormous cliff and if you saw it, you'd think nothing of it. This cliff has been lived on for 55,000 years by the Neanderthals and the Cro Mangons but it was busiest in the Middle Ages when people actually built houses on it! There was a church, a butchery and a smoke house! During Viking raids, villagers would use winches to haul their animals (who would pasture down below) up, pull up their ladders and get ready to defend! ...
... mention of the church is about 1290 and it has been kept up and restored many times over the ages. Inside is a WWI monument to those who were deported or died at the hands of the Germans. The simple style is appealing and the small village charming.
Stop #2 is at the Cingle de Montfort where we have great views of the Dordogne River Valley and the Castle de Montfort. The valley is filled with fields of Walnut trees and ...
... Picasso of cave men etching away all those years ago!
With our fill of castles, plus beaux villages, and prehistoric man, we had a really enjoyable stay in this region. We even managed to enjoy a platter of market goodies one night in the very ordinary surroundings of our Sarlat accommodation – it’s all about perspective! And despite the numerous foie gras stores and canard being the plat du jour on every restaurant’s menu, we actually managed a duck free stay in ...