Well we have to thank Jonah for having had a spare couple of hours whilst on a business trip for finding this one. Sarlat la Caneda is right on the edge of the Dordogne region and it is a beautiful old walled city which has been ‘preserved’ impeccably – even down to the last tumbling building… it tumbles with a certain style. Obviously this does unfortunately mean that there are a reasonable number of tourists, but occasionally even we make sacrifices!
The campsite (Camping Les Acacias – 12 euros per night inclusive) is about 5km outside the town centre in a village called ‘La Caneda’. The campsite is a family run friendly place with really good facilities and ignoring the odd squall from the ducks and geese – we are in Foie Fras country, so I have a feeling that may have something to do with it – it is very tranquil. Unfortunately it shuts on the 1st October, so we are staying as long as they will let us before we get kicked out.
Despite all the lovely weather we have been having, I am sure you will be pleased to hear that it is obviously the end of the summer in France …. It rained heavily all night Sunday into mid-morning and then from about 8pm on Monday night and carried on until mid afternoon today…. luckily we aren’t too close to the dordogne river….
we are following your travels with interest seems like you are having great time. After we parted company we headed for Ile de re then onto Limoges to park in our friends drive way for a few days. Lo and behold there was a noz there. Then onto a lovely little place called Aymet 50% English, no noz. We are now in Arcachon the Dune de Pilat is well worth a visit unless you have been to the Sahara. Heading off tomorrow to St Paul de dax and guess what there is a noz there. Take care you two and happy travels. DV&C
Good to hear from you, we were wondering how you were getting on. As if by co-incidence we bumped into Ted and Lorraine in Sarlat yesterday just after recieving your note … small world.
You will be pleased to know that we have been making the best use of local resources … walnuts, chestnuts – but still haven’t ventured into the world of wild mushrooms 😦
I am glad you are getting good use out of Noz as we are buying most of our wine from the vinyards we have found through France Passion at the moment when we are staying overnight – I am starting to be a bit of a convert to French red wine … although I can smell the Rioja from here and my taste buds are tingling!
If we don’t bump into you before, we will see you in Spain armed with a couple of bottles of good red and some nice cheese