Our third visit to a Bastille town was to Sarlat-la-Caneda, a Bastille village dating back to the 9th Century, North of Toulouse, in the Dordogne region.
With Romanesque and Renaissance architectural buildings looming high overhead, it is a maze of narrow lanes, picturesque alleys and shady squares…
The streets were so narrow we had to be careful not to scrape the rear-view mirrors of the car on the sides of the buildings….
The region is famous for Foie Gras, Truffles and Chocolate.
We wanted to try Foie Gras, but when we saw the prices of even a small jar – almost $50CAD, we thought again.
In the end, we bought a teeny-weeny jar of Foie Gras for $15CAD…
Of course I could not resist the Chocolate Shop, and if we showed the tiniest bit of interest in one bin of chocolate or another, they offered samples of every single type of that chocolate. I had to buy a chunk of delicious dark creamy chocolate with ginger chunks for $10 (the best chocolate I have ever had)….
We passed on the Truffle Oil at $30 an ounce.
We loved this little Bastille village, high on a hill, with gorgeous views all around the sloping green hills and valley below.
The village was full of nooks and crannies to explore, and simply oozed history.
We asked if there was any relationship between Canada and this Bastille village, Sarlat-la-Caneda. Perhaps we were related to some ancient Knight…
but alas, there is no relationship to Canada.
It had been another beautiful sunny day, 23 C, perfect for jaunting about the area. It was a two-hour drive back to Clairac, our house-sit and home-away-from-home on the well-kept smooth narrow highways of Southern France.