Montgolfieres du Perigord

or flying low over Daglan

Open all year round (weather permitting) and with several flights a day, montgolfiers take people on a leisurely panoramic journey high above the châteaux’s of the Dordogne. Carried by the whims of the wind at an altitude (usually) of about 300 meters, passengers get an amazing view over La Roque-Gageac, Montford, Castelnaud, Beynac, Daglan, Domme and Marqueyssac.

These photographs were taken on a very sunny evening while relaxing on the balcony. We thought that this Montgolfier was going to land behind the church.

Close call

Close call?

But no,

Up, up and away

phew, made it

phew, made it

Followed soon after by a companion. What a terrific view of Daglan and the surrounding valley.

Balloon with a view

Balloon with a view

Close enough to hold a conversation with the people in the basket

Wave and shout 'salut'

Wave and shout ‘salut’

Although I am told it’s an incredible experience it is one that I must, unforunately miss, due to a fear of heights.

Advertisements

A few places of interest in Daglan

Well we are back in England again after a wonderful ‘working’ holiday. This time there were no leaks from the radiators and no freezing cold weather. It was sunshine every day, about 36C until the very last day when it dropped to about 28C. To be able to sit outside on the balcony in the late evening sun with a glass of wine, you cannot beat it.

We did work on various DIY tasks and we did visit a lot of markets, tourist sites etc but I shall write about them in future blogs. However, first and foremost we need to take a look at our favourite place, Daglan…

Here are a few of the places of interest which I hope you will like.

The fourteenth century Church of St. Martin just off the village square.

église St. Martin

église St. Martin

This was the village boulangerie which has been renovated into a home.

Converted boulangerie

Converted boulangerie

One of the many cauldrons which hang from the houses in Daglan

Cauldrons a plenty

Cauldrons a plenty

A very interesting curiosity is to be found high in the wall opposite the church doors. On the plaque is written ‘Tour de France’ but we need to find out more information why it is there, and who does it represent?

Tour de France

Tour de France

This is just one of the privately owned Chateaus in Daglan, I love it.

Chateau 1

Chateau 1

This is the back of the gorgeous Chateau, it has gardens which seem to go on forever and run alongside the river bank. See below for a view of the river with the gardens alongside.

Chateau 2

Chateau 2

Behind the Chateau is the Céou River that gives its name to the Céou Valley in which Daglan is situated.

Céou River

Céou River

There are various artists in Daglan this wire sculpture is at the entrance of the latest exposition.

Artists

Artists

La Petite Minoche, hats for every occasion and price. Well worth a visit.

chapeaux artisanaux

chapeaux artisanaux