A Fathers Day Breakfast with a Sparkle!

As a Fathers Day treat a Picnic breakfast was called for, to our delight the morning was full of surprises.

First a visit to Maison Carré at Castelnaud-la-Chapelle for some wonderful pastries and breakfast by the river. It was a little chilly yesterday morning but we still enjoyed the peace of the river Dordogne.

Then for our first surprise:-Vintage cars, a Brocante and Vide Grenier, who could ask for more.
This is Paul’s favourite of the morning.
He was a rally driver in his (much) younger years and his love of fast and fascinating cars still holds true today.

I picked the very showy Stingray, enough said I think.

Two more wow my goodness cars


and then off to the Brocante.
If you are ever in Daglan you must call in at the Brocante. The owner pictured above was present with a nice display of antiques and bric-a-brac.
I was very tempted with the vintage containers.

All that was needed was the sunshine to make it perfect.

Then on to the Sunday market at St Cyprien

Who needs sunshine when you have this magnificent display of colour not only along the main road in St Cyprien but the side streets and car parks as well.

This display was superb. Wow, paper wisteria pink and blue hanging from the sky.

We have brilliant news, Association Pirate, cat rescue now have an office in the Presbytery in Daglan. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 14:00 to 17:30.

A Pirate from their Facebook page

They do brilliant work rescuing unwanted cats and placing them into new homes. So if you would like a cat to adopt or foster do call in. I think that they are also happy to receive cat food and toys. They will also help if you have lost a cat in the area. Take a look at their facebook page for the latest news.


6 thoughts on “A Fathers Day Breakfast with a Sparkle!

  1. Hi, I love your blog as I am familiar with many of the places you mention.
    We have had a small holiday home in St. Cyrien for the last several years, so know the area well, but I was wondering if you could recommend any fav places/restaurants we might of missed during our past visits, such as the Maison Carré you mentioned above. We will be in St. Cyp end of this month, just before the big festival kicks off, so am busy planning an itinerary to make every day of our 3 weeks count! Cheers, Paul, Toronto

    • Hi there, Maison Carré is the Boulangerie in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, their pastries and cakes are very good. Across the square just on the bridge is Le Tournepique restaurant, excellent food with a basque flavour. I also hear la traverse in Cenac and Le Grand Bleu in Sarlat are very good. Closer to our home in Daglan is la Cantine, Pop around to see us you will be very welcome.

      • Hi Chris, thanks for the info, I will certainly make a note and check them out. Have already added the bike rental Castelnaud to Daglan trip to our ‘must do list’, it will make a good addition for our yearly canoe trip. Cheers, Paul

      • Hi Chris, we may well do. Will drop you a line when have a specific date and if you happen to be free, will meet up in Daglan for a coffee or such. Does the English fish and chip wagon still drop by once a week?

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