Category Archives: History in the Dordogne

Beneath the foam: A look back at the fête

The dust has settled, the confetti has been swept up, the stalls and rides and loudspeakers are gone. With our village’s annual fête finished, it’s time for one last look back — to reveal a bit of the politics that … Continue reading

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Remembering a tragic period, 69 years ago

Throughout the départements of the Dordogne and neighbouring Lot, you’ll find war memorials in virtually every town and village. What might strike you as surprising, however, is that most of the memorials relate to the first World War, and not … Continue reading

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