Monthly Archives: January 2013

Shutting down a French village

The last time I drove through the village of La Roque-Gageac was in the late fall, when a huge crane was pulling gabares out of the river for the winter. Gabares are 50-seat sightseeing boats that ply the Dordogne for … Continue reading

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Daglan’s quiet, polite demonstration

No doubt you’ve seen television coverage of protests in France — complete with angry marchers, and even burning cars. Well, we had a protest near Daglan today and it was a manifestation (demonstration) of a very different sort. In fact, … Continue reading


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Feasting at Le Vieux Logis

Well, I don’t know about your lunch yesterday, but ours was — quite simply — a feast. And it was just as much a feast for the eyes as the taste buds. We were lunching at Le Vieux Logis, a … Continue reading

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Party like it’s 2013!

Start your engines. Our New Year’s Eve festivities begin when friends Mark and Suzanne drive down the hill to our home, leaving their car in Daglan’s main square. They help out as my wife Jan and I load up my … Continue reading

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