We drove out of the Lot River region heading to the Dordogne River region of France.
We stopped in Gourdon on our way, a rather sleepy town set that was still pretty empty of tourists. It has the ruins of a castle on the hill with great views over the city and a large church. The hill is surrounded by a “ring” road which circles the medieval center of town where the old buildings and streets are clustered. It’s very picturesque.
There were several restaurants with outdoor dining so we decided to take a break. I ordered a Salade Caesar. Will got a prix fix menu with a pork chop that came with a aubergine/eggplant starter. Caesar salads are differently here. They serve it with a lighter dressing, drizzled with a balsamic syrup, lots of chicken,olives and a few shrimp (with their heads on.) Yum!
Back on the road passing through pretty villages.
This is Beynac with it’s castle on the hill.
We arrived at our B&B, the Millasserie, and were thrilled with what we found. The main house where our hosts live is really old but the four guest rooms facing a court yard are only a few years old. Beautiful large modern rooms with modern bathrooms. Couldn’t be nicer!
And our hosts were very friendly and helpful too. They directed us to a little restaurant in Tremolat, not too far away and suggested we stop in to see the village of Mauzac on the way. It’s a lovely drive between villages.
Mauzac is on the Dordogne River. The light was just right coming through the stained glass window of the little church.
And on to Tremolat, also on the Dordogne.
This is the Chapel of St Hilaire.
Satellite dishes on a very old roof!
Will tried the Andouiette Sausage (Tripe). I went for the safer Terrine de Lapin.
A very lovely day.