a college student's five month quest to see europe and soak in la vie française

a college student's five month quest to see europe and soak in la vie française

Friday, May 7, 2010

périgord

our final excursion of the year! a four hour bus ride south took us to a lovely historic part of france that you just don't find up near paris. everything was so springy and green! i hope you enjoy...
this little streetside garden in périgueux became the perfect spot for afternoon ice cream.
the entrance to the breathtaking gardens of eyrignac.
the hedges were unbelievable...
...with an occasional pop of red chinoiserie. until my camera died, i was in heaven!
the beautifully preserved medieval village of sarlat.
we arrived just in time for the saturday market!
approaching the château de beynac.
views from the château. aren't they extraordinary?
the hillside town of rocamadour.
a baby goat (born that day!) at the chèvrerie/fromagerie we visited. he was too cute for words.
the view from inside the cave of padirac. very alice in wonderland, wouldn't you say?
périgord is a truly lovely region of france unlike any other i've had the chance to see in my time here. it was the perfect way to round out my five months with bucknell en france!

32 comments:

  1. These images are breathtaking. Superb photos! I've never visited Perigord, but it looks like a rather, beautiful, remote area. Kind of reminds me of the English countryside, no?

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  2. These photos are gorgeous. Very well done!

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  4. oh wow! thanks for sharing your vaca photos...now i will be dreaming more! verbena cottage

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  5. I am so jealous of you! Oh that garden and that cave - WOW! How beautiful...

    I am now dreaming of going to Europe and who knows... maybe move into a chateau :)

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  6. BEAUTIFUL very jealous of your travels!

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  7. these are so green and gorgeous! wow, i want to be there too right now :)

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  8. Wow, how beautiful! It is my dream to go to France one day.

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  9. So jealous of your wonderful sights and amazing pictures. They look so beautiful!
    x

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  10. So beautiful! I'm a big fan of French garden architecture.

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  11. Love the baby goat. This part of France is so beautiful. Picture perfect! All that green must have been so soothing. Have a great weekend ahead.

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  12. these pictures all look very surreal...just beautiful.

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  14. Amazing! What a great record you will now have of this incredible time in your life...so beautiful!

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  15. I LOVE these photos. I studied in London and Spain while I was in college and I wish I could do it again. Your blog has me wanting a re-do!

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  16. Those photos are amazing...I love the nature!!!
    Thank you so much for your lovely commment...I cant wait to read more of your posts!!! Such a great blog!
    Kisses my lovely and I hope to see you soon:)
    Happy Sunday!!!

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  17. Wow! Absolutely amazing. I love how symmetrical French gardens are!

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  18. wow what beautiful pictures...they make me want to get up and go travel :)

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  19. WOW! So much green - this looks amazing!!

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  20. I is fun to Beynac again. We happened to find it on our way from Paris to Arles, Provence. Beynac was my favorite part of the trip. The view of the river was amazing. Shiree'

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  21. this place looks amazing, much nicer than paris. definitely adding it to my list.

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  22. Wow.... absolutely stunning photos... I'm heartsick over all that green... we're in the middle of the hot dry summer here in Texas and even the grass is quickly turning brown!

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  24. oh my gosh! its so beautiful!

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  25. stunning shots. wish i were there right now!!!
    pve

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  26. So fabulously rich in architecture. I can imagine myself strolling around there....

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  27. great pics! i love them

    great blog btw !
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  28. This literally looks like a movie set of a fairytale story. It's so gorgeous, it doesn't seem real! What an amazing trip.

    xo
    Valerie

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