Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A day out in the Dordogne....

Today with some family visiting from the uk we went into the Dordogne for the day to a beautiful town called Brantome.
 We walked along the bank on the far side (you can see the restaurant brollies) across a bridge and back along this side of the river, admiring the lovely flowers....
we walked back through the park and across the bridge you can see here, this is the back of Holly looking across the river, we were watching people in canoes......
The large building on the right of the picture is the old Abbey.  We had some lunch in one of the numerous restaurants.....

This old bicycle was outside the front door.   We did some window shopping - well who wouldn't?.... We ended the day with an hour's canoe trip on the river.  It was great fun, especially coming over the weir, there's a knack to it otherwise you end up stuck on the top.  We all got very wet, but the sun was shining, the children had a great time all to be topped off with a very welcome and very yummy ice cream.

I'm shattered and off to bed now, but before I go......
It's really worth a visit if you're in the area.  The white building with the blue shutters is a very nice and rather expensive hotel on the riverside.
Take care and goodnight.



  1. It's absolutely magical ...
    Beautiful pictures.

    Thank you

  2. We must go as it is not that far for us to travel......in the Autumn maybe when things are calmer :-)

    A tres bientot,

    Leeann x

  3. What a lovely, picturesque town....sounds like you all had a great day.
    Ice creams are essential when the sun is shining....
    Julie x


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