On our recent visit to France we were based near the Dordogne a départment in south-west France. The Dordogne is famous for its many fortified chateaux and bastide towns – reminders of the bloody battles waged here during the Middle Ages and the Hundred Years’ War. It also offers the perfect image of the French countryside full of hilltop towns, turreted châteaux and lush green fields and woods. Plus it’s quite renowned for its food and wine.
One of the best ways to see the outstanding beauty this area has to offer is to take to the water. So we (hubby and Milo the dachshund were in tow) climbed into a canoe and paddled downstream. The canoeing isn’t difficult here, thankfully the Dordogne River is wide and slow moving. But with a little more work than I’d anticipated we slowly drifted passed Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and the other villages and towns dotted along the Dordogne river, seeing quiet sections of the river that can not be seen by road.
|Château de Beynac|
|Château de la Malartrie|
|Milo exploring the river|
|The Dordogne River|