Love at First Sight: the Dordogne

• 19 August 2008

Prior to this trip we'd never visited this region of France. It did not disappoint. Here are just a few reasons why we love it:

1. lush, tree-covered hills everywhere
2. rocky ledges tucked into those hills making for great contrast
3. a lazy, wide and very picturesque river (the Dordogne) winds its way through the region
4. castles everywhere you turn
5. great food and a market everyday within minutes

We approached the village we used as a homebase all week and this is what we saw around the bend. It was dusk. Minutes later we discovered that we were a mere 5-minute walk from this incredible chateau. I cannot express our exhileration...


Here is our apartment we rented (such a better deal than a hotel) and these are our keys. No joke. Try carrying these around all day! My little guy loves it so much that he is constantly asking "to go back to the apartment". This staying-in-a-Medieval-village gig is the way to go! We are falling in love with this region by the minute.



12 comments:

  1. I am so jellous of this fabulous adventure you are on! It looks amazing.

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  2. This summer, my husband and I stayed at a friends home just outside of Paris. It was a newer subdivision, perhaps from the 60's or 70's... but yet, strangely... the door also had that type of key.

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  3. Oh my, I am loving your posts on France. What a lovely thing to do with your kids. They look like they are having a blast. I miss you!

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  4. So have you figured out how to stay over there for a year or so? If so, I'm putting in my reservation!!! Love, MOM

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  5. The keys to so much history... can't wait for the Cinque Terre post! Keep loving the journey!

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  6. Your France posts have been so lovely. I have become completely immersed in your entire blog! Can't wait to see more.

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  7. oh my goodness, i want to go right now! thanks for your posts - they are so fun!

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  8. I would be tempted to keep those keys!;) They are very cool.

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  9. Hmmm... I think I may need to consider an adventure at that apartement too! Would you be willing to share the agency/rental information?

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  10. CMN, you can find info on this apartment here:

    http://www.beynacfrance.com/

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  11. That is too fun!! What a great memory for your family!

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  12. We went on a 3 week honeymoon to Spain and loved every second of it. I have always wanted to go to France - your posts and photography are beautiful. We loved hiking up to castles and trying to figure out what things used to be, and enjoying the amazing views.

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