Category Archives: History in the Dordogne

100 years on — Daglan remembers

Yesterday was Armistice Day, and ceremonies were held around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Based on news coverage, I know that many were grand and impressive and memorable. But our village … Continue reading

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My vote for Best Tourist Attraction

We are now well into autumn in the Greater Daglan Area — days are cooler;  shops, campgrounds and restaurants are closing for the season; traffic is lighter; and tourists are increasingly rare. Tree leaves have turned from green to golden … Continue reading

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Highlights: a special Bastille Day, and more

A surfeit of socializing (how about that phrase?) has kept me away from toiling in the Blogosphere, so this will be a quick report on a few activities from the past weekend, starting with a special event at a village … Continue reading

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Postcards from the front

Sorry for the delay, but a host of activities — including hosting our friend John from Toronto — has delayed my blogging for a few days. Still, I think it’s worthwhile to go back to last Tuesday,  November 11, and … Continue reading

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The raptors of the château

At the end of September, while our friend Robin was staying with us in Daglan, we enjoyed a great spell of sunny weather. So on Friday, Sept. 26, we took advantage of the sunshine and spent a good part of … Continue reading

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Polishing up our V-E Day ceremony

Yesterday was May 8th, or huit mai in French, and it’s a national holiday — marking Victory-in-Europe Day on May 8, 1945. Once again, our village of Daglan marked the day with a ceremony at the war memorial, right in … Continue reading

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Sunshine and remembrance

We have been enduring rainy weather for days and days, so it was delightful this morning to wake up to sunshine — and to know that my wife Jan and I wouldn’t get soaked while attending the Jour Armistice ceremony … Continue reading

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