|Sarlat-la-Canéda, or simply Sarlat is a large town just to the north of the Dordogne river. |
Sarlat is the tourist mecca of the Dordogne and we were advised by all our friends to stay well clear during the months of July and August.
The centre of the town is incredibly well preserved and is a veritable rabbit warren of medieval architecture.
The french government has it on their tentative list for a future nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
There are almost no vehicle traffic permitted within the old wall boundary of the city (on the streets that are wide enough).
Thursday, 30 October 2008
I have offered wondered about the orgin of this term. I was aware that France had established its first republic around the same time that they invented the guillotine and then ol' Napoléon went on and declared himself emperor but how did they get from one to five. I was curious.. time to consult wikipedia.
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We stumbled across this property last week on one of our off-road runs. I sound a little puffed on the video while Ange sounds well rested - how does that work?
Back to the property - I don't suppose this small video does it much justice, you had to be there. Anyway its on the blog and easily accessible for viewing on all those raining days when we get back to Auckland.