Tag: Perigord

There are special places one always returns to with anticipation and sheer delight. As a longtime expat, I welcome the chance to travel around France and escape Paris, where I tend to spend a lot of time because my parents live in the French capital. Yet Paris, like all French natives know (except Parisians?) is not…

The ballet flat: Il était une fois, une jolie petite chaussure… Once upon a time, there was a pretty little shoe… Charming. Chic. Classic. Comfortable: The ballet flat – la ballerine, in French –  seduces women around the world. Check out your favorite retailers or online stores in the spring, and you will see it everywhere. Offered in…

This is the last week of our European vacation. We have enjoyed most excellent adventures along the way, in London, Paris and le beautiful Périgord. We shared special times with old friends and relatives, while sightseeing and re-discovering favorite places in la Belle France. We have more to see in the south of France, as we get closer to Spain, our final…

Life is good in the Perigord. You will often hear visitors refer to this region as le Périgord (the name of the old French province,) or la Dordogne (the name of the administrative division it belongs to.) Either way, it is a popular area in the summer. Over 2.5 million tourists descend upon Sarlat and local towns every year.…