Nouveau Perigord Noir.
Recently opened, a museum from the time period of 1860-1940. Originally it was a father and daughter who initiated the creation of a museum to showcase vintage cars. It has developed into streets lined with shops of every description as well as artisan workshops, a garage, a weaving mill and more from the above time period.
This is the start of the walk back in time.
At the end of the first street is this magnificent Rolland Pilain from 1924.
Wonder along the cobbled streets to peer through the windows where time has stood still.
Wow a Harley, Paul and I had to go back and have another look, still beautiful after 100 years.
Long ago people would push this cart around the streets shouting “Any knifes to sharpen.”
The little post office
The cheese makers shop with all the equipment.
There are a many more shops than we have included above, visit time is recommended to be between one and one and a half hours, so well worth a visit or two. You can also buy a drink at the bar to enjoy in the little Parisian themed cafe.
The Museum has only been open for a couple of months and is to be found at Allas Les Mines just by the bridge that crosses the river Dordogne. The museum is open from April until November 10h-12h and 14h-18h except Wednesday and Thursday. During July and August opening is from 10h-18h, 7 days a week.
If you are hungry, the Garbarrier is a rather nice restaurant with magnificent views overlooking the river Dordogne, it can be found across the car park from the museum.
Event:- Castlenaud October 28th and 29th from 10:00 until 16:00. A Medieval Garrison showing the deployment of men at arms, craftsmen, chamber maids and a demonstration of weapons and armour.