Montmorillon – Carnival and More

Poitou Charentes France

  Tucked away in the Poitou-Charentes region, the riverside town of Montmorillon is one of those pleasant getaway places, where history, charm and natural beauty complement one another. They call it La Cité de l’Ecrit made obvious by the twenty-odd shops focused on writing – booksellers, calligraphers and others devoted to the art of writing. […]

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Places to Stay in Monpazier

This photo of Hotel-Restaurant Edward 1er is courtesy of TripAdvisor For a relatively tiny community of less than 1,000 people, Monpazier in the Dordogne area of southwest France offers some excellent lodging options.  Fittingly named Hotel Edward 1st , the hotel combines friendly hospitality with 12 varied accommodations in a lovely turreted, 19th century building […]

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Bastide Monpazier – Plus Beaux!

Sometimes, there simply are not sufficient words and photos to capture the spirit and beauty of a place. And so it is with Bastide Monpazier in the Dordogne area of France. Listed and labeled not only a “Grand Site National”, it is quite appropriately a “Plus Beaux Villages de France”. Founded by Edward I of […]

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Kayaking in Southwest France

We love the great outdoors, and France offers an abundance of calm and vibrant outdoor explorations. While we are not avid trekkers or kayakers, we still enjoy leisurely walks along Alpine foothills or riverside picnics in the Loire. Biking through various areas is one thing we have yet to experience, but it’s on our list. […]

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