The Dordogne - I wish I could rave!

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Aug 18th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Iwan2go - We were there April 25-May 1 this year and it was wonderful. As StCirq mentioned, orchards were blooming, but also wisteria and other flowers. Early mornings were cool with mists hanging in the valleys. We stayed in a village north of Sarlat and criss-crossed the area between there, Montignac, Les Eyzies, and Beynac daily on many small roads where we wouldn't meet another car for long stretches. Even the main roads were never really congested. The last few days were busier because the French school holidays started, but there were still no real crowds where we happened to be. It rained a little from time to time, but there were sunny hours as well.

welltraveledbrit - I really appreciate your comment about wishing you could rave. We had a wonderful visit to the Dordogne, but except for seeing the amazing prehistoric cave art found there, it was no more a special experience than many other areas of France that we have visited. I can certainly see why so many love to have homes and spend time in this region, though, and I'm happy to have at long last been able to do so myself.

I'm working on a trip report now and will post it soon along with some photos.
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Aug 18th, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Yes for the average tourist the caves are great and the rest nice too but no nicer than several other areas of France like burgundy, Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley, Alscae, the Riviera, Provence, the Massif Centrale, Corsica, the Luberon, the Pyrenees, the Alps, etc - just one of many - a few days is enough for the average tourist and avoid mid summer when crowds can swell to uncomfy levels in many hot towns as I witnessed one August.
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Aug 18th, 2013, 07:09 PM
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PalenQ has little to no experience in the Dordogne. The "one August" he experienced was probably 20 years ago. He loves to pretend he knows something about the area, but is a total neophyte with "experience" from decades ago that is no longer relevant. Caveat emptor.
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Aug 19th, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Why the ongoing barbs between PalenQ and StCirq? It is distracting from the purpose of this forum!!
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Aug 19th, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Why the ongoing barbs between PalenQ and StCirq? It is distracting from the purpose of this forum!!>>

the exact reasons for this have faded into the mists of time, but it livens things up!
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Aug 20th, 2013, 09:04 AM
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Ca y'est j'espere - pour moi-meme pour sur... merci a plufmud!
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