Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sarlat and the Dordogne

So after 2 nights in Bordeaux, we rented a car and drove to the Dordogne, which is sort of in the middle of France. We stayed three nights in Sarlat, which is where the film Chocolat (with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) was shot. It is a dapper little town dripping with charm and beauty. We basically had an apartment there as well, though it was connected with a hotel. We had a huge second-floor terrace where we soaked up the sun and ambiance over a bottle or two of wine. One night, we cooked a big vegetable stew and ate al fresco on the terrace.

This was one the way from Bordeaux to Sarlat at a quaint little town where we stopped to have lunch, Mouleydier



Our private terrace

A river in the Dordogne

A sweet little town called Saint-Geniès

Market in Saint-Geniès - Terrific cheese!

Nightime in Sarlat - we were lucky enough to be there during European Heritage Days (September 18 & 19). This night the entire old town was lined with candels and there were numerous outdoor shows and exhibits. Serendipity!

Shot of the church across from our terrace.

A well-trodden road in Sarlat


francis s. said...

That terrace looks... glorious. It could be the fact that we had snow on Friday that makes it particularly appealing...

Jeff said...

Snow already in Stockholm? Yikes! It could be a VERY long winter!

Great to see you Francis!