Historic overload

Yesterday's trip to Brantôme

Yesterday’s trip to Brantôme

Since we came to France about two weeks ago, we’ve probably seen more historic places and buildings than in our entire lives, combined. We’re staying south of Limoges, in the south west of France, and this area is filled with history, really old buildings, beautiful castles and caves.

The abbey and the very old church in Brantôme

The abbey and the very old church in Brantôme

To see these old places, visit some of the caves with pre-historic paintings and walk around in small towns where nothing seems new, it’s mind blowing. Our senses are so open, we’re taking in impressions with all our senses, and wow, it’s amazing!

The old moulin, mill, of Brantôme. Nowadays a hotel and restaurant

The old moulin, mill, of Brantôme. Nowadays a hotel and restaurant

Brantôme abbey

Brantôme abbey

Brantôme, where we spent most of Wivan’s 36th birthday, is called “the Venice of the Périgord”, since the old town center is sourrounded by water. They even have some small gondolas there! And we can only imagine what it’s like in the spring or the summer. Now most of the restaurants and cafés are closed, but it should be a wonderful buzz around here in the summer time.

The Charbonnel hotel and restaurant

The Charbonnel hotel and restaurant

So, after a day of sightseeing, coming to new places, driving in the French countryside (and being part of French traffic…), we’re pretty tired. And we’ve made sure to take a day “off” after each of these intense experiences. Giving ourselves time to let the impressions and new knowledge sink in. To rest, sleep and make sure we’re back on track before we take in more of this wonderful, old and very “heavy” stuff.

Tired birthday girl and the french looking husband

Tired birthday girl and the french looking husband

 

A stroll down history bridge

A stroll down history bridge

 

Great lunch at Au Fil du Temps

Great lunch at Au Fil du Temps

 

Brantôme was a positive surprise. We really liked this place

Brantôme was a positive surprise. We really liked this place

 

Anders "€5 for a tour of this old place?"

Anders “€5 for a tour of this old place? They’ve gotta be kidding”

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