Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Le Bugue

Went to Le Bugue today, Tuesdays is market day in Le Bugue, it was heaving with people looking round the multitude of market stalls, noise and smells everywhere.  We parked just outside the town near the Aquarium and Crazy Golf, we walked along the river to the bridge, up some steps and into the centre of town, the views along the river were stunning.  I took about two hours to get round the market, it really does encompass the whole town, then a quick cup of coffee and a dash for the car as it started raining.
Le Bugue is well worth a visit on a Tuesday morning.

Bastille in Montignac

Bastille is on July 14th - every year, and for the past two years we have traveled to Montignac to be part of the celebrations.  We have friends who live near the town (Dave and Jenny), last year their daughter, Vicky, invited us down, we loved it so much we decided to make our vacation in Montignac this year.

The roads in the town are closed, stalls are erected, and groups of dancers/musicians troupe around the town, dancing in front of bars for the public, they all wear traditional dress and the music/dancing is authentic, it is lovely to see.

In the evening, we descend upon a restaurant opposite the municipal car park for a meal and the odd carafe of Rose wine, then at eleven pm all the lights in town are extinguished and the best firework display I have ever seen is set off by the Pompier from the car park, it is truly amazing.

Montignac on the 14th July is well worth a visit.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Les Granges - Montignac

It is day two of our vacation, and we are staying at Les Granges in Montgnac.  David the owner is really helpful, and he keeps the grounds looking lovely, I felt quite guilty watching him trim the hedges this morning whilst I was sipping coffee and smoking.  David is also quite knowledgeable about the town, events and what is going on in the locality.

The accommodation is really clean, well equipped and in a quite part of the town, just a few minutes walk from the town center, it is only day two of our vacation, so we have not explored very much, but Montignac is really pretty, especially around Bastille day, as they have paper flowers covering all the roads in the center of town.