C is for .. Canoeing on the Dordogne

In this installation of my biweekly Alphabet series, I’m taking you on a canoe trip on the Dordogne River. Grab your lifejacket, and let’s get going! While researching our trip to the Périgord Noir region of France, I learned that we could rent a canoe and take a leisurely trip down the Dordogne River. While…… Continue reading C is for .. Canoeing on the Dordogne

Outside Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat

Sarlat-la-Canéda is popular amongst tourists, and the architecture is one of its main draws. It’s easy to be impressed, especially when you find yourself wandering around Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat. While walking along the perimeter ledge, we saw the Jardin des Enfeus – Sarlat’s first cemetery – and decided to take a closer look. We…… Continue reading Outside Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat

Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat

Today we’re visiting Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat, a striking Roman Catholic church at the centre of medieval Sarlat-la-Canéda. Saint Sacerdos was the Bishop of Limoges in the 8th century, and his relics were brought to the cathedral in Sarlat, giving it its name. The church is an interesting mix of styles, resulting from the several…… Continue reading Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat

Sarlat-la-Canéda, by Night

We’re back in Sarlat, this time to walk off the delicious tower of flambé beef we inhaled ate like civilised folk in nearby Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. The lighting against the medieval buildings and deserted narrow streets made for a wonderful moody walk. I feel like I must have read something about the significance of the street lights…… Continue reading Sarlat-la-Canéda, by Night

Sarlat-la-Canéda, by Day

Sarlat-la-Canéda, often simply referred to as Sarlat, is a medieval town in France’s south western Dordogne region. I visited Sarlat twice last year with my boyfriend, once during an afternoon and another time during an evening. Here’s a selection of photos I took during our afternoon visit, after I fell in love with curry dip…… Continue reading Sarlat-la-Canéda, by Day