Monthly Archives : September 2012

Our Adaptable Adventure – Cambrai: Where we did take pictures …


… but not the ones that we wanted to take. After our little adventure in Le Mans, I woke up in the car a couple of hours later. I felt slightly better, the extra sleep was exactly what I needed and my backache was disappearing. I was also happy to be on the road again and since we had less…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Le Mans: Where we didn’t take any pictures


Shocking, isn’t it? A blog post without any of our pictures. But we have a couple of good reasons… You see, our drive back home was a bit difficult. Our troubles started on the last evening in the Dordogne. After sunset, The Viking and I thought it would be a lovely idea to sit outside without any lights on, so…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – This is the last one


Yes, dear readers, Our Adaptable Adventure is coming to an end… Saint-Amand-de-Coly was the last village in the Dordogne that we visited. What has Wikipedia got to tell about this village? Saint-Amand-de-Coly features a Romanesque fortified church. Despite its bristling military architecture, the 12th-century church combines great delicacy and spirituality, with purity of line and simple decoration most evocative in the low…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Another 12th century gem


The Viking and I are no religious fanatics. Really not. But we do love a beautiful church! Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère was so crowded, especially along the river and in the many pubs and restaurants. The only place where we could enjoy some peace and quiet was the church of Saint Léonce. As I told you before, the church dates from the 12th…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Being curious


One of the last villages that we visited was Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère: https://goo.gl/maps/gxrol Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère belongs to “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” or in English, The Most Beautiful Villages of France. This association promotes the most picturesque villages of France. According to Wikipedia there are some criteria: the population of the village must not exceed 2,000 inhabitants, there must be at least…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – A medieval gem in Audrix


On a very hot day, we decided to (finally) have a look at the church of Audrix: https://goo.gl/maps/RsJkx The Saint-Pierre church is a little gem from the 12th century, which has been very well preserved. Once you enter the building, you feel like you have entered the Middle Ages. Most tourists seem to ignore this place in favor of the…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Gorgeous geese


During our last week of Our Adaptable Adventure, we also visited a goose farm in Tursac: https://goo.gl/maps/8QQ7y Since 1983 “des Granges” rears geese and prepares various products. On their website, they explain how they work: The goslings are bought when they are 1 day old from the hatchery of Braulen at Calviac (5km from Sarlat). They are reared free range…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Visiting a duck farm


You must have noticed that The Viking and I are foodies. When we were at Montignac, we were not only there to do some sightseeing, but we also wanted to buy something nice to eat. Like foie gras for example… There are people who are opposed to foie gras because of the force-feeding. I have to admit that I am…

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