It’s been a busy week, lots of work to do in the garden and the house and then editing and publishing Rags’ Riches and uploading “Peter” to authonomy – newly entitled “Making Angels”

So we took a day off.  We are so very fortunate to have a place here in the Dordogne, we are surrounded by beautiful scenery, the forest and gorgeous little villages and towns.  Bergerac is of course very famous and rightly so, it’s lovely and today in the sunshine it was looking at its best.  We have come home tired but refueled.  I hope to make my red currant jelly tomorrow and back to the writing but I thought you might like a couple of piccies of Bergerac.  Of course the town is so very pretty I could post dozens of images so I have just had to pick out a couple.

Carpe Diem

The pleasure boat Carpe Diem sailing up the Dordogne. Modelled on the boats that were used to carry barrels of wine from the vineyards into Bergerac

sunken boat

Oops don’t think this will be carrying much wine in the near future. These are the wine transport boats – “Gabarre”

Cloitre de Recollets

And of course there are two statues to the towns most famous son

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano gazing at the church – hopefully ?



Filed under thought for the day (or the week or maybe even the year)

6 responses to “Bergerac

  1. You are very fortunate to live among such beauty and history.

    BTW, I like the new title for ‘Peter’. 🙂


  2. Bergerac looks like a wonderful place to live. Thanks for sharing. I do envy you the sunshine, it was floods here.
    I too like the title you came up with for Peter, and the pitch is spot on.


    • Yes it was lovely and sunny today but we have had very unusual amounts of rain. tomorrow is supposed to be wet again, that’s why we decided to make a day out today.

      Thanks so much for the comment about “Peter” aren’t pitches horrible to come up with – I’m so glad you liked it.


  3. Great pictures! I was thinking of doing a post on the best noses in fiction and Cyrano de Bergerac figured prominently in the plans and there he was staring up at the sky…


    • Thanks so much. Actually he is staring a the ancient church which is just alongside out of shot. There is another statue of him in one of the other squares but it is sandstone and time hasn’t treated him very kindly. This one is fairly new and actually very attractive.


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