La Rue du temps qui passe…

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.”
 

A boulangery.
 

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.

La Rue du temps qui passe…

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.

 
 

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“Is this song from the Sound of Music Mummy”?

This is what I overheard from a little girl on the next table to us while we were having lunch at Café De La Fleur yesterday. I wasn’t listening in but it was so easily heard and so funny. The song was Edith Piaf, singing Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regrets). When her mother told her that it wasn’t from the Sound of Music the girl went on to ask if the song was from the Madagascar film, “it sounds Russian to me”, she said. When her mother said no that it was a French song the little girl said “Oh I had better be quiet”, and Mummy said, “Yes do”.

Café de la Fleur, I love the bar outside for the Summer drinkers to enjoy in the sun.

 
On Paul’s second Birthday we had a meal at Cafe De La Fleur, his real Birthday was the day before. So sad they had run out of fish so there was no fish and chips to enjoy, but he loved the succulent steak and the mountain of chips. Shock of all shocks, he could not finish it all.

 
The owners of Café de La Fleur are looking for new owners to adopt two most adorable kittens.

This one just needs a little bit more practice with the magic trick of pulling the table cloth from the table.

Good news from Charlotte (who runs the Café with her husband Robin), they are thinking about having their own float for next years Fête and having a band playing at the Café one night over the Fête weekend, brilliant we will be there.

Forth Bridge?

Well our equivalent here in Daglan.

We have heard that some authorities and schools in England have banned the wearing of shorts in hot weather and that school boys have taken to wearing skirts in protest, good for them, you have our support boys.

While the temperature today has dropped down to the high twenties this team are painting the balustrade of Pont Neuf over the River Céou and I’m very glad to say no such restrictions are being enforced in our village.

Shorts or trousers?
 

I was going to take a close up picture of the trumpet flowers but the house is so gorgeous that I just had it take a picture of the whole building.
 

One of my favourite petite homes in Daglan village.
 

Several artisans are to be found in the village. Love the hand made hats and birds on sticks.
 

One of the three lovely restaurants in the village, the Petite Paris.
 

Daglan art exhibition looks brilliant with paintings, sculptures etc. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures inside the salle des fêtes but we did take pictures of the beautiful display of stained glass work at the Presbytery.
 
 

Cafe de la Fleur.

A new Cafe in Daglan Village opened last night. Paul and I went out this morning to check it out. It replaces the Brasserie le Bistroquet which has been closed and for sale for a few years so it was great to hear the welcome news that it had been bought by a couple from Denmark who have opened as Cafe de la Fleur. They have plans to further develop the large property to include a restaurant, apartments or bed and breakfast when the renovation work is completed.

Cafe de la FleurLooking good with the tables set in pretty gingham table cloths.
 

Menu
Cafe de la Flour is open for business seven days a week. They sell various types of burgers or you can have a set menu which changes daily for the excellent price of fifteen euros. They also have steak, chicken etc. for a slightly more expensive meal of around twenty two euros.

Unfortunately, they do not have any vegetarian meals on the menu at the moment but they will change the menu on a regular basis according to the customers taste so fish and vegetarian options are to come at a later stage.
 

Morning CoffeeWe popped in to introduce ourselves to find the Maire and various other people from our village sipping a morning coffee. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners who took time out to talk to Paul and myself about the Cafe.
 

Comforting interiorIt looks great inside and they sell good coffee and aperitifs etc.
 

Charlotte and RobinBonne Chance to Charlotte and Robin and all the best in your new venture.

 

La Cantine by Fabrice Le Chef

This was our first time at the new Cantine of our friend Fabrice, we were looking for somewhere special to take my sister for a meal and quite frankly we could not have picked a better place to go.

During the week Fabrice has a four course set menu with a vegetarian option.  Its great value.

DSCN1308We all started with a lightly spiced vegetable soup, it was gorgeous.

 

DSCN1309I had humus with rice and roasted vegetables, the taste was wonderful I really need to get the recipe.

Paul and my sister had escargot with chorizo but I could not take a picture I had to look away sorry.

 

DSCN1310My main course looks like chicken but it is salmon, incredibly tasty and may I say worthy of a Michelin star.

 

DSCN1311Paul and Michelle had chicken cooked in a red wine and served on a bed of vegetables; They said that it was delicious and that the chicken was cooked to perfection.

 

DSCN1314For desert we all had tarte tatin and fresh strawberries, I could have eaten another and another after that.

La Cantine by Fabrice Le ChefNot forgetting the Rose wine of course, which we all enjoyed, salute.

To finish coffee and biscotti to dip.

It was an excellent meal and we met quite a few of our friends from the village who were also having luncheon there.  We were introduced to their friends, which was great, a real homely atmosphere. I do love the kisses and the friendly “ca va?” that we get every time we meet, it makes it even more special.

 

Fabrice is open every day for lunch and Friday and Saturday for dinner until October.   In July and August the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. So check out Fabrice le Chief website and book a meal for your next visit to Daglan.

Phone 05 53 30 34 54

http://www.fabricelechef.fr/En/