Category Archives: Holidays in France

Summer ends, the best month begins

As we’ve moved into September, there are signs that summer is winding down. Day-time highs are still in the 30-degrees-Celsius range, but mornings are cool. A prolonged lack of rain has started to give a dried-out look to some of the … Continue reading

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Civilization on parade — a first look

Daglan’s four-day  Fête de la Saint Louis is not over yet — as I write this, the thumping music from the bumper-car ride up in the square has started thumping away — but it’s time to look back at what we … Continue reading

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Let The Season begin!

Tomorrow is the 1st of May, and with May comes the real beginning of The Season in Daglan — the start of the annual flood of vacationers that reaches its peak in July and August. And today, Saturday, was the first … Continue reading

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Splashdown!

You may have been wondering what’s happening with the gabares that sail out of La Roque-Gageac on the Dordogne River, now that tourist season is on the horizon. Okay, probably not. Nevertheless, it’s interesting, so here goes. First some background, in case … Continue reading

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At last — a Christmas tree worthy of our village

I am a big believer in CIP — Continuous Improvement Programs. Whether the subject is a company, an organization, or the human race, I think it makes sense for everyone  involved to push for improvement. Same thing applies to municipal Christmas trees … Continue reading

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France’s special flower

Yesterday (Sunday, November 1) was the holiday known as La Toussaint, or All Saints’ Day, and so chrysanthemums were everywhere. Okay, not everywhere — but certainly evident in cemeteries throughout the Greater Daglan Area. Why, you might ask? To explain, … Continue reading

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Seasonal update, surgical interlude

Having nearly exhausted myself (blog-wise) by writing about our recent trip to Spain — including a four-part series on the world’s No. 1 restaurant — I will now calm down, update you on how things are going in the Greater … Continue reading

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