Fête Du Printemps in Daglan

I love this time of year “Spring is upon us”, it is still so cold but we were out this morning buying lots of gorgeous plants from the Daglan Fête Du Printemps. There was so much to choose from, with many stalls which filled the square in front of our home in the Place Du Liberty and continued all the way along the Rue de la Republique.

There were also local authors signing their books in Salon Du Livre in the Presbyter, a children’s area in the local Primary School and Poulet au Pot Farcie at the Salle Du Fête.

People were loading up their cars with plants this morning.

Paul buying a Muscat vine.

Fabrice Le Cafe, selling oysters with champagne or wine outside his restaurant this morning. Love the beard Fabrice, it suits you.

A selection of garden furniture and hand painted ornaments from Le Jardin de Rosa. Her shop is to be found at the back of the Château Beynac.

Our own château in Daglan village (I wish) with gorgeous fruit plants and shrubs at the front of the gate.

A gorgeous display of colour.

Two of our wonderful friends.

Saving the best till last, Daglan village proudly shows its two Fleuri, well done.


Craft and Social Sessions in Daglan Village

If you fancy making something new or bringing whatever you are making to the craft and social sessions it would be great to meet you. It is a good opportunity to meet the ladies of Daglan village for a chat, watch a demonstration by one of the ladies or like me to try to improve my French speaking skills while working on my embroidery.

Every Wednesday afternoon 2-4, in the craft room at the Salle des Fêtes, all are welcome.

There is an excellent sewing machine, fabrics, wool, cotton etc. that people can use.

Two expert knitters.

Coffee or tea with delicious home made gateau or biscuits every week.

I love the expertly crocheted snow flakes.

A gorgeous sweater at the front and cute Noël decorations at the back of the table.

It’s the time of year for two of my favorite events :-

Festival of Chocolate in Sarlat, I can not wait.

Also the Daglan Spring Fete Flowers Festival 18th March, wonderful, we shall be there.

Master Crêpe Maker

A special treat awaited customers to the 8 a Huit Supermarket in Daglan this morning. Showing her culinary skills was chef extraordinaire Virginie, her expertise in the art of crêpe making is excellent. With a flick of the wrist the crêpe was turned over, jam or Nutella spread in the centre, the crêpe was folded into a triangle and voilà, a delicacy ready to eat.


Here is my very yummy Nutella crêpe.

Très bon Virginie,un vrai régal, merci beaucoup.

Next blog – Our visit to Lascaux IV.

Bonne Année to everyone from Daglan.

Looking back over this last year has brought back so many joyful memories of the Daglan calendar for us.
Our favourite was the Fête last August and the amazing Pirate King.

The Grand Gourmand. We particularly enjoyed the Truffle hunting dog demonstration and the gorgeous gateau’s.

The amazing Flower Festival where we won an apple tree in the raffle.

Cleo the apple tree hugger.

Une très Bonne Année à tous et bonne santé.


Event:- Sarlat Truffle Festival 20th and 21st January

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.

As you can tell by the pictures below, Daglan is getting ready for Christmas. As a super treat we have a work of art painted on the Supermarket doors which was created by Evelyne, Virginie’s Mama (Virginie and Chris run the 8 à Huit Supermarket in the village).

A superb artist at work.

Wow, a Christmas show stopper.

Inside the shop looks brilliant too with baubles and Santa to greet the shoppers.


We are very blessed, we have a wonderful painting at the Supermarket that we can see from our side window and a fabulous tree in the square outside our front window

Here is the tree being bedecked in trimmings and lights.


Event:- Sarlat Christmas Market which will start next Wednesday.