It is hard to know where to start on a tour of the Dordogne. Should the focus be geology, history, architecture, food, gardens, colors, shopping, leisure!?
Here is a sampling of the whirlwind adventures of three curious, observant, fun loving, wonderful women from West Virginia. I've tried to edit the amount of photos, but I am trying to immerse you in our 6 day tour as well. Hope you are as happily exhausted at the end as we all were!
Ready or not here they come.
We are not in Paris any more.
|We'll start in the gardens of Marqueyssac. A way to dive in gently and get a big view of the way geography shaped history.|
|Dordogne River Valley where English and French Castles dot the landscape. The heart of the 100 Years War.|
|Or maybe the gang wants to focus on the perfect color of blue.|
|A day full of gardens and, guess what, more chateaux. Jardin Eyrignac.|
|Chateau de Losse|
|A little rain wont slow us down.|
|Geological history has left such a variety of regional colors.|
|It is obviously noon or there a bouts.|
|No language barrier here.|
|I love how each person contributes to the ongoing observations of hidden details.|
|Then there is shopping and market day treats.|
Remember you risked your life flying over the ocean so eat whatever you like!
|There were explorations into prehistory. The real cave art is much better than the little diorama, but no photos - only memories.|
|An afternoon spent where the Romans created an elegant city.|
|Onto Christian communities with a lot of mysticism. |
|Here we are on the grounds of a 1st century through 18th century monastery.|
|Too many stories to tell you here!|
|Home sweet home for the week.|
|There were a few moments to slow down and be French.|
Thank you Ditsy, Kitty and Laura for all the new things you helped me see and experience on this magical tour.