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Week 23 - France (Brantôme & Rocamadour)

For years my parents have been talking about renting a house in regional France for an extended holiday but there was always something that prevented them from taking the plunge. 1,580 more words

La Vierge Noir - the Power of French Medieval Art and Architecture


By Keri Wiederspahn

Beauty leads the way to inspire wonder and holds the key to mystery and a call to transcendence. 

Several decades ago, as an unchurched 15-year old drawn to art and already identifying myself as an aspiring artist, I was blessed with a transformative encounter on a trip to the ancient cliff-side village of Rocamadour in the South of France not far from where my parents and I were spending the year on my father’s sabbatical in the Dordogne Valley.   733 more words


Only those who attempt the absurd

The first time I saw this place, I was on honeymoon three years ago (or thereabouts).  The place my husband had chosen for this special moment is owned by the most delightful of men. 761 more words


Pech Bely

Spring: 22nd April – 1st May 2013.

The small road from the ancient, bastide town of Tournon d’Agenais runs along the valley of the river Boudouyssou, a small tributary of the Lot. 1,133 more words