Category Archives: Tourist attractions

A triple-header for foodies

Today’s posting features three different topics that I hope will be of interest to foodies (and you know who you are). They are: the opportunity to acquire the best restaurant in Daglan; a couple of beautiful dishes at a much-loved … Continue reading

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The exodus

No, this is not a Biblical posting. It’s simply a brief tale about the annual exodus of tourists from the Greater Daglan Area, which appears to have begun. I have no hard evidence, no numbers. But the signs are all … Continue reading

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At last — publicity for our “fun fair”

I can’t say that this will have the tourists pouring in, but a poster has finally been completed and displayed for Daglan’s Fête Foraine de la Saint-Louis, or fun fair, which begins on Friday (yes, just three days from now) … Continue reading

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Our fun fair — some news, and some fake news

Daglan’s office of the Mayor, the Mairie, and just about everybody else conceivably involved, are being very stingy with details about the Fête Foraine de la Saint-Louis —  a three-day “fun fair”, which is to begin next Friday (August 21). … Continue reading

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Unfair? No — fun fair!

When it comes to Daglan’s August festival, the Mairie has been providing information in the same way that Trump tweets out major policy statements — a little bit at a time. Recently (in fact, on August 11) I posted “Daglan’s … Continue reading

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Sunshine (and smiles) on a Greek island

In a recent posting, describing our dinner at the classic Parisian brasserie La Coupole, I mentioned in passing that my wife Jan and I had left Daglan for a short vacation on the island of Crete. Now, here’s a look … Continue reading

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Historic inventions in our streets

Each year, the Sunday afternoon parade is a highlight of Daglan’s four-day Fête de la Saint-Louis, and it always has a theme (Liberation, Music, Civilization, the Western movie, and so on). This year’s theme was historic inventions. The inventions highlighted … Continue reading

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Packing up early

It looks to us like Daglan’s Fête de la Saint-Louis — what I call the Festival of Heat and Noise — is losing a bit of momentum. It’s supposed to be a four-day event, but today there is already strong … Continue reading

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And so it begins, again…

Is it a false memory, based on a fervent wish? An unsubstantiated report? A rumour? A daydream? I’m not sure, but I have this idea that, a while ago, someone told me that the bumper car ride would not be … Continue reading

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Our annual Sunday super-market

Sundays are when Daglan’s open-air markets take place, right in the heart of the village. The markets are pretty meagre in winter, with just a couple of stalls, but they are downright bustling in summer — with vendors offering everything … Continue reading

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