We have been visiting Sarlat since 2009 so imagine my surprise when on our way back to the car a couple of weeks ago when I noticed for the first time the not so hidden gem at the tops of the street lamps. Beautifully ornate decoration around the top of the lamp with a crown of castles. It just shows that I need to look up more often than I do.
This particular lamp is to be seen just at the entrance to the car park.
O.K not really new to us, however a very unusual gem of a medieval property. I particularly love the quirkiness of the building in the centre of the picture.
It looks like it has been cut in half to make it fit into the space available.
Chocolate gems of chickens, fish, ducks and eggs to be found in the various Chocolatiers in Sarlat.
Wow, just look at the owl.
This was taken inside Pâtisserie Massoulier, rows and rows of treats for Easter.
Our first time exploring Périgueux resulted in me finding this fabulous Chocolatier in the Medieval district.
Paul says that I am like a homing pigeon for linen, lace and chocolate.
An organ grinder who looked like he had just stepped out of a Dickens novel, he had a great singing voice too.
The town of Périgueux has been in existence since Neolithic times, and later became an important Roman centre. Like so many villages and towns in France it suffered during the Middle Ages through the Hundred Years War. Therefore a great deal of construction was needed in the 16th and 18th C.
Resulting in a very interesting Medieval and Renaissance centre with attractive boulevards and streets which line the area around the Cathédrale Saint Front.
We only had a short visit to Périgueux but we intend to go back in the near future to explore more of the area.
A Children’s Easter Treasure Hunt in Daglan this Sunday 9th April, 10 o’clock until 12 o’clock. You will need a reservation for there are only thirty places but it is open to all. Children under ten years must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 06 42 98 22 26 for a reservation.