Tag Archives: construction

GDA projects: Completed, and just started

Residents of the Greater Daglan Area, and regular visitors here, will no doubt be desperate to know the status of various construction projects. Are the old ones done? Are any new ones started? There is obviously no one better to … Continue reading

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Breaking the Beynac bottleneck

Beynac is one of the most historic and interesting villages in the Greater Daglan Area, or GDA. It’s home to the imposing Château de Beynac, a castle once occupied by none other than Richard Cœur de Lion, or Richard the … Continue reading

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A village re-opens for business

I’ve written several times about the closure of the charming village of La Roque-Gageac, a favourite destination for tourists in the Greater Daglan Area, and the home to some of the Dordogne River Valley’s most impressive traffic jams. But at … Continue reading

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La Roque gets ready to roll

The tourist season is approaching as fast as Usain Bolt heads into the corner turn in the 200 metres. Easter is almost upon us; every tree, shrub and plant in the Greater Daglan Area seems to be blooming; and the … Continue reading

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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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