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{view of the fabulous garden at the hotel where we had coffee, yesterday}

Yesterday a friend and I spent the day sight seeing in the Dordogne. So many things to see and do including the fabulous Chateau de Lanquais where you can have a medieval banquet or tour the Chateau with candles by night ......

Also visited Tremolat which sits high in the valley of the prehistoric man.....

We even had coffee at a very special hotel ......

where some lucky guests arrive or depart in this.....

All in all, another fabulous day in a fabulous place that am fortune enough to call "home".

Leeann x

p.s. have lots of new goodies for the Fab French shop which should start appearing later this week!


  1. Gorgeous pics! Looks like you had a fantastic time. Happy New Year! XO

  2. What a lovely day you had and what an excellent way to start the year.

  3. Sounds like a lovely time. Beautiful pics especially of the garden. Thank you for sharing. Happy new year! :)

  4. Oh, it looks so wonderful. And this is home for you? Lucky girl.

  5. How fortunate to be able to visit such beautiful sites so close to home. Looks like you had a fantastic time. Mumzie

  6. what a great time, and lovley lovely pics. so you arrived by helicopter then?? (LOL) HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!

  7. I would LOVE to live there!

  8. It all looks beautiful Leeann and I would really love the candlelit tour of the Chateau.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011 filled with joy and happiness. Thank you too for your lovely comments throughout 2010 and your support. With much love. XXXX

  9. Dearest Leeann,

    Looks like a fabulously and fun filled day with your friend in the Dordogne. Funny, somehow a small world since our Dutch friend has wooden homes there for sale; beautiful chalets!
    When we grew up in the South of The Netherlands the saying went: Living like God in France... Well, you are in that perfect spot. Enjoy it and have a Happy and Healthy 2011 with your loved ones!!!

    Mariette's Back to Basics

  10. Magnifique! This spring I visited the Chateau et jardins d'Erignac..a real treat!
    Banne Annee

  11. What a beautiful day you spent with your friend - it looks absolutely divine!

  12. Love the top picture, what a fabulous place! Thanks for sharing :))

  13. Oh Leeann, it looks divine! What a wonderful way to celebrate the new year! Thanks for sharing the photos and links!
    Have a marvelous 2011 my friend,

  14. Beautiful Leanne,
    A lovely part of the world, fortunate indeed. x

  15. I'm jealous! So beautiful! I will have to live vicariously through you:)


    The Cheeky Cafe

  16. Heavenly setting.. What a wonderful day with friends. Carla

  17. Now that's a great way to have coffee!!!!!!And maybe some champagne?Best wishes Leeann in the new year and keep your beautiful images and commentaries coming! Maryannexo

  18. Cheap and trendy deisgner clothing from where we sell: Dallin Chase, Graham & Spencer, H by hudson, Scala, Daughters of the Revolution, Boutique 9, Carrera, Porter Grey, Thread Social, Vena Cava, Christopher Kane, DSQUARED2, Wink - all available from our online designer clothing store at 50% off sale!

  19. Hi Leeann, it all looks wonderful. Hope you have a fabulous new year. Emma

  20. gorgeous.... wishing you peace and happiness in this lovely new year... xx

  21. Ahhhhh, the gardens are fabulous.

    Happy New Year,

  22. Hello L
    Happy New Year!
    Lovely photos.
    Wish I were there too.

    Julie xx

  23. What a lovely day you describe in your beautiful corner of the world. I'm just wondering is having coffee implies having a pastry too? It would for me I'm sure. Love that pic of you! Did you just drop in by helicopter too? xo ~Lili

  24. Tremolat is gorgeous isn't it! We had a wonderful holiday in that part of the Dordogne a couple of years ago and visited all the Chateaux. Have you been to Chateau des Milandes, once the home of Josephine Baker? Your day out sounds wonderful!



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