Monthly Archives: August 2011

La Libération — Part 2

Today we complete our coverage of Sunday’s parade through the village, a key part of Daglan’s four-day annual festival. You’ll remember that the theme of this year’s parade was la libération of France during World War II, and that the … Continue reading

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La Libération — Part 1

Today is the final day of Daglan’s four-day annual festival — phew! As I write this, I can hear (and feel) the steady thump-thump-thump of the music blaring from the bumper-car ride that’s operating in the village square, just up … Continue reading

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The top of the roller coaster

We are now at the top of the roller coaster ride. It’s the peak. The summit. The spot when we start our rapid descent from the craziest part of the tourist season into the cooler and calmer days of September. … Continue reading

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Spot the truffle hunter

You probably get the idea behind the use of dogs in truffle hunting — dogs have good senses of smell, they are friendly to humans, and they don’t like to eat truffles (as pigs do). But have you seen one … Continue reading

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A Year in Daglan

We interrupt our regularly scheduled service — namely, the promised report on Sunday’s expanded market and Salon de la Gastronomie — to mention that today (Tuesday, August 2) is the first anniversary of our move to the GDA and, more … Continue reading

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It’s the season — for traffic

Yesterday, the Sunday market in Daglan was expanded to become the Salon de la Gastronomie — another way of saying “an expanded Sunday market, with more food than usual plus a demonstration of a truffle-hunting dog.” That, along with the … Continue reading

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