THE PICTURESQUE DORDOGNE VALLEYS
A Wanderluster’s Postcard Lost In Time
A WANDERLUSTER’S DREAM COME TRUE!
After I settled down my life in these years, eventually I lived my dream of wandering across 5 countries in Europe for 3 weeks in Spring, 2016. I was immersed with the breathtaking landscape and got lost in the fairy-tale countrysides across Europe. The highlight of my journey is The Dordogne Valleys in France. This limestone plateau, bordered by the Vezere River and the Dordogne River, is covered by forests of chestnut trees, pines and oaks. It traverses a colourful history from pre-historic man through to the Hundred Years War of Religion. You can quickly see why man has lived here for the last 30,000 years, with it sheltered valleys and magnificent old villages. The two rivers provide the focal point for man’s habitation from cave dwelling caverns to impressive fortified medieval chateauxs. The Dordogne’s villages & towns are incredibly beautiful. I travelled to Tremolat, Bergerac, Montignac, Domme and Sarlat. I wandered around Tremolat town by foot, following the meandering Dordogne river over a stone bridge into the pretty villages with honey-colored buildings, beautiful wheat-fields, a 9th century church, a 12th century chapel and a Michelin starred restaurant which overlooking a picturesque ‘cingle’, (a bend in the river). A warm greeting of “Bonjour” from the French makes this a perfect journal of classic French villages.