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Our Adaptable Adventure – This is the last one

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Our Adaptable Adventure – Montignac in black and white

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Since it was raining, I thought it would be a good idea to capture the beauty of Montignac in black and white as well. When I look at the pictures now, I feel as if I am looking at some old postcards. Which ones are your favorites? The pictures in color or in black and white? Although we had only…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Walking in the rain

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After our very short visit to Rennes-le-Château, it took us a very long time to get back to Les Eyzies. We had gone east for The Viking’s escapade and now we had to go back west, about 300 kilometers on local roads in very heavy rain. We were back around 1am. As you can imagine, we didn’t get up very…

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