Tag Archives: Monpazier

A lovely market-day lunch

Monpazier is a charming bastide* town about 45 minutes from Daglan, and it’s well worth a visit. For one thing, it’s rated “one of the most beautiful villages in France.” For another, if you go on a Thursday, you could … Continue reading

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Asparagus — two ways, two days

Good chefs love to work with fresh ingredients — like the green and white asparagus stalks that begin showing up here in France each spring. So it’s not surprising that we were served asparagus dishes as our entrées at two … Continue reading

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A (very) long lunch in Monpazier

Thursday is market day in the lovely (and fairly touristy) bastide town of Monpazier, about a 40-minute drive from our home base in Daglan. This past Thursday morning turned out to be sunny and beautiful, so my wife Jan and … Continue reading

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A Sunday market — in Issigeac

One of the joys of living in the Greater Daglan Area — that’s the GDA, as Radio Free Daglan insiders know it — is travelling from Daglan itself to other beautiful towns, villages and hamlets in the area. Roads are … Continue reading

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The greening of the GDA

Getting the Greater Daglan Area to look right has been a bit of a struggle. Despite having summer officially declared (by Radio Free Daglan), the countryside has been looking awfully brown, and the plants and flowers and shrubs and flowering … Continue reading

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