Monday, 9 March 2015

a petit tour with photos...



Bonjour mes belles,

Yesterday was a lovely sunny day so after déjeuner, we jumped in the car and visited a couple of neighbouring villages. I have already posted these photos on facebook but these are for those of you that do not use facebook.

First up was Issigeac, a very charming medieval village not far from Eymet...

 
 
Issigeac is known for its busy market, held on a Sunday morning hence it is always lovely and calm in the afternoon, perfect for exploring this fascinating village. 

 
What makes it particularly charming is the face that it has not been over restored and you can still find houses that have been closed for many a year and have an allure that you do not find in restored houses. 

 
This building is no longer a hotel but I love the fact that the old lettering still remains...

 
 
The village contains a mixture of building styles from the 14th through to the 20th century which adds to it's charm and there are many fine examples of 14th century buildings that have been painstakingly restored, like the one that you can see in the right of the photo below.


 
 What a fabulous name of an antiques shop, the cat that sleeps. The last time that I visited the owner had a basket full of tiny kittens that he was giving away hence the cat must have found time to do more than just sleep...
 
We then drove on to the fabulous village of Beaumont-du-Périgord, which was very sleepy but perfect for taking photos as the streets were practically empty...

 
 
The village square has been recently restored and is looking fabulous. 
 

 
This cafe looks like the perfect place to stop and watch the world pass by...

 
 
As you can see from the above photo,it really was lovely and peaceful.

 
 
I particularly liked the look of this restaurant and I hope to visit again when it is open.
 
In Beaumont, each house in the village, has a number that comes complete with crown as Beaumont was a royal bastide.  
 
 

Beaumont was founded in 1272 by Lucas de Thanay, Seneschal of Guyenne, on behalf of King Edward I of England.
 
 
The street signs are equally as impressive, as you can see from this fine example.
 
 
 
I hope that you enjoyed the photos, I unfortunately need to get back to work.
 
très bon début de semaine, Leeann x 

3 comments:

  1. Leeann. what treasures to be found so nearby to where you live. The history and architecture is wonderful!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  2. We have been to many brocante marchés at Beaumont du Perigord. It's a beautiful village with fabulous views of the countryside. Did you visit Prudence Paris ? Prudence is an australian with her own line of perfumes and a tiny shop in Beaumont. It's well worth the visit and her perfumes are lovely.

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    1. Unfortunately we did not have time to stop and say hello to Prrudence.

      I love her shop and often buy her perfumed ironing water and we send all our guests there, many of whom have bought perfume from her. She is currently taking Russia by storm where the Russians are lapping her stunning products :-)

      A fabulous Aussie....

      à très bientôt, Leeann x

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