Posts Tagged ‘Dordogne’

Chestnut and Mushroom Festival Part 2

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

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Chestnut and Mushroom Festival Part 1

Chestnut and Mushroom Festival Part 3

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Chestnut and Mushroom Festival Part 1

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

We spent the day in Villefranche-du-Périgord for the Fête de la Chataigne et du Cèpe. You can’t take a country walk right now without stepping crunchily on chestnuts; everywhere they are falling from the trees and it’s really unnecessary to go purchase them. But it’s fun to watch them roasting and eat them hot from a little bag (memories of Rockefeller Center) while wandering around looking at other products: chestnuts preserved in syrup, chestnuts puréed, chestnut wood carved into knife handles and furniture. There are also contests for the biggest, the smallest, and the most beautiful chestnut.

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Chestnut and Mushroom Festival Part 2

Chestnut and Mushroom Festival Part 3

Exploring St. Cyprien

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Sarlat, Soup, Studies, Scarecrow

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Errands and Aïkido

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

First, shopping for a soccer ball, cheese, and a scanner. All in the same store. Then on to check out the nearby aïkido class.

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