Tag Archives: La Roque-Gageac

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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Blossoming

And so it begins — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with the gaseous roar of a hot air balloon. Yes, it appears that our long, gray, wet winter has ended, that spring has sprung, and that the … 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 Canada Day encore in Daglan

Since early this morning, Canadian flags have been fluttering outside our home in Daglan. Why? Because today, July 1, is Canada Day — the national holiday that celebrates the 1867 enactment of the British North America Act, which established Canada … 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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One seriously hearty dish

Late on Saturday morning my wife Jan and I had finished some shopping in Sarlat, and had driven back to Cénac, with our hearts set on having a nice lunch at the Thai restaurant there, before driving on home to … Continue reading

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