Thursday, 12 July 2012

Bon Jour - and a little taster of France

I really can't believe that I've been back from France for several days now and haven't got around to writing and saying hello to you all. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and wishes before I went away.  My feet haven't touched the ground since we've been home. Anyway I thought I'd share a few photos of my holiday over the next few days.

We flew to France and made our way to the Dordogne Valley where we stayed at the picturesque market town of Sarlat for four nights, where the narrow twisting alleys are lined with 13th century buildings made from the local luminous golden stone.

Sarlat is the capital of the Perigord Noir and is a remarkably conserved Medieval city. Strolling through the small streets and alleys in the historical centre you are seemingly transported centuries back into a past full of glorious memories.

The architecture was out of this world.

The flowers were gorgeous

And the street lamps ornate

The surrounding countryside has hauntingly beautiful landscapes. Deep twisting gorges, lined by craggy cliffs with castles and turrets. It was magical and like something out of fairyland.


I hope you enjoyed this little taster and will update our travel blog tomorrow.

Bye for now


  1. What a beautiful place, it's very fairytale like. I look forward to seeing some more pictures of your holiday in France.

  2. What a stunning set of photos. It looks like a truly magical place to stay.

  3. Oo how nice - lots of history involved with the place no doubt. Nice to have you back.

  4. Wow!!! I am so happy that you got to take this marvelous trip. These photos are awesome. I'll be back for more. I want to see all the ins and outs of this beautiful part of the world. I'm glad that you made it home safe, too. Thanks for sharing. Connie :)

  5. Beautiful! I once camped near Sarlat, but at about thirteen, really didn't appreciate its beauty and history! Luckily I will hopefully go there again this summer (er...?) as some frinds have moved close by and we will be going to see them! Thanks for the preview!

  6. I've really enjoyed looking at your photos, Sarlat looks the most beautiful place. How wonderful to stay there and walk in those historic streets. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your photos:)

  7. What a beautiful place. Love your photos.

  8. France is such a beautiful country in the World. It has everything for tourists and famous for barge holidays. Every year lot of traveler come to France for barge vacations from the different countries like Australia and America. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

  9. Great photos of your holiday Patricia. I love France. Its a romantic country! I have'nt been to Dordogne valley.. but it looks so beautiful. I can feel through your writing that you had a magical time.
    Those old towns are so historical , full of history.
    thanks for showing us your holiday pics.
    happy sunday

  10. Glad you enjoyed your holidays. As usual, beautiful photographs. You really do have a feel for architecture!

  11. Dear Patricia,
    It sounds like your eye surgery was very successful. I am so pleased. I think it is wonderful that your husband is starting a journal. Will it be script or will he be adding art as well? My grandmother and my mother both kept journals . . . in fact reading my grandmother's is where I learned that I was her 43 grandchild. She had eleven children and I heard that she insisted that the youngest sleep with her and grandpa until he was ten years old . . . that was grandma's way of birth control, LOL. I guess it worked. Journals are a great way to share with the people you love . . . something for them to enjoy long after you leave this world. I also write about my childhood and young married life, and stories about happy family events. These I don't share with my blogging friends . . . these are the little treasures for my husband, daughter and grandchildren. A journal can become a colorful bit of family history. Wow, I've gotten a little carried away with this reply . . . I wonder if you are still reading. Have a great day, I am so glad that you are feeling better and will soon be back blogging. :)


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