Monday, November 23, 2009

Dordogne River

Leaving Carcassonne, we drive to the Dordogne River.
A peek from our window at the Dordogne River.
I actually could sit by the window and see fish jump in the river,
boats float by, bird's walking along the shore, and people strolling by.
As we drove to the Dordogne River and turned to view the small village we would be staying in, it took our breathe away. Simply beautiful! Our hotel is the one with the brownish red shutters.
There were once cave dwellings in the hill side just above the village.
The village of La Roque-Gageac. Don't ask me to pronounce it, I never did get it right.

This region of France had many castles, chateaux, and caves, plus beautiful gardens.
We crammed as many sights as possible into our itinerary, then returned to our hotel at night for the most wonderful meals of the trip. We felt like we were in heaven.
Such beauty and just outside our window.

15 comments:

Time Traveling in Costume said...

That would take my breath away too! Beyooootiful!
Val

Christina said...

i want to breath in deep, to take in the fresh air, from these photos.
so beautiful, my dear friend.
xo

Angela McRae said...

You know, Marilyn, some of these photos would make great jigsaw puzzles!

Annie said...

My gosh, Marilyn. Seeing this place is like taking a step back in time.

...mmm... said...

So so lovely. Thank you for taking us on that delightful trip down the river. enjoy the rest of it!

Ahhh...

Susan said...

You are in one of our favorite places in the world.

beth said...

I want to reach into your photos and grab some of that beauty and bottle it up....

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Can you imagine the delight in living there? Oh, I can imagine it!

parTea lady said...

That looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love the view from your room and the castle at the end of the row. I can only imagine the great meals you had - it really does sound heavenly. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Pam said...

These photos are wonderful, particularly that fascinating village of Le Roque-Gageac. Thank you for sharing them.

lusks said...

Oh Marilyn I read this with some excitement, you see I've been here. Some 4 years ago daughter asked us to join her, and her in-laws on a trip to the dordoigne, and this was one of the towns we visited. My hubby and hers walked the cliff top above these caves. It was a beautiful day and one to remember forever. Thanks for the memories.

Cathy said...

Wow, more breathtaking photos, Marilyn. I would love to see that part of France.

Mark said...

Love your photos, especially that little village you can't pronounce.

dutchbaby said...

Thank you for the picturesque tour. Best food of the journey sounds incredible. Can one still visit the cave dwellings? Best food of the journey sounds divine.

Bernideen Canfield said...

Wow! are you on this trip now are just came back? Yes...the Creamery is 1/2 block away from my store!
Your blog is lovely!