Go Visit Dordogne 🇫🇷
Two weeks ago, I was ranting about vacations. Today is my last day away from work, and I totally enjoyed the latter days; as always, I just needed to step away from the routine. For one time, I'll just stop whining and will go straight to the point: you should visit Dordogne.
France has a lot of charming provinces, but this one has it all:
- Dozens of castles to visit or just admire while moving from and to…
- Lots of tiny, wonderful medieval villages with stone houses, ramparts, and so on
- Many sport activities to enjoy: MTB, kayak, canoe, trekking, …
- Delightful BnB locations in ancient, renovated places
It is the second time we visited Perigord/Dordogne (~20 days in total), and we still have a lot to see. Our days were quite simple: first, a quick stop to the local boulangerie to get a pain aux raisins or au chocolat, then a visit to a series of villages. After a quick lunch –usually with bread, tomatoes and chèvre1–, we spent the afternoon with a trail.2
As a bonus, my girlfriend organized a canoe trip on the Dordogne, the river that gives the name to the area. 50 kilometers in three days, sleeping in a tent, just the waterway and us. Despite a thunderstorm, which luckily hit us in the night, and some strong headwind, it has been a delightful adventure! As always, at the beginning I am always whiny about the unknown, but then I’m always grateful for her "crazy ideas". It must be hard to live with me. 🥲
So, in brief, if you live in Europe, consider Dordogne as a destination for your holiday. It totally deserves one visit — or more!
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