Yearly Archives: 2012

Sorcery, magic and simples…

There is a wonderful world of secret gardens in Cahors that take you into its medieval history in a way that architectural remnants can’t by themselves. We collected a map from the tourist office on Diny’s recommendation and followed the … Continue reading

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Cahors – ancient stories, modern jazz

Cahors is the capital of the Lot Department with a very long history but very much a part of the present as well. It sits on a peninsula formed by the River Lot running around it, between Paris and Toulouse, … Continue reading

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Castelnaud, the fortress

After leaving Josephine Baker and Milandes, seeing we were in the area, we decided to check out Chateau de Castelnaud (the original seat of the Caumont family responsible for building Chateau de Milandes.) Overlooking the Dordogne River and guarding the … Continue reading

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Finding Josephine Baker in the Perigord

After calling in at our little Puy-L’Eveque market and buying some good sharp knives, local saucissons fresh fruit and vegies, including our first lot of local chantrelles one day, we set of for the Château de Milandes. The closer we … Continue reading

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Rocamadour – a cliffhanger

In terms of perched, Rocamadour has to be the winner of first place. In fact it seems as if it hangs on the side of the cliff rather than perches – like a woodpecker halfway up a tree. For over … Continue reading

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