Friday 25 August 2017

A Holiday in Dordogne - Part 2

Get ready for a whole lot of photos! This beautiful place you can see on the photos above is St Cyprien. There was a local market happening on Wednesday morning so we all happily went to buy some delicious cheese and dried ham that we ate for dinner. It wasn't cheap, but my goodness, it was SO good. We also bought some fresh veg and fruits, of course ;)

I fell in love with the tiny streets, the traditional buildings with their yellow bricks, and the view was amazing from up there! Also, we can't resist stopping to pet a cat when we see one.

The following day, my brother, Jason and I visited one of my favourite places in Dordogne: Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. If you're following me on Instagram, you must have seen a few photos of this stunning place already!

This was definitely on the list of places I wanted to show to Jason. This renovated garden is so unique, and the fact that it's perched on a hill makes it feel quite special. Once you've passed the main garden, you end up in a little forest with a few points of view that you can't miss.

Never without my suncream! Honestly, it hurts me to see so many people not caring about their skin and having massive sunburn! Plus, my skin is sensitive and I have a lot of beauty spots, so it's super important for me to protect my skin so that I don't get flippin' skin cancer.

PS: Did you spot the lizard on the photo before last? :)

We were canoeing on that same bit of river a couple of days before! What a view, eh?

Thomas was really pleased to find these massive net hammocks, right at the end of the hill. There was also a proper elevated forest walkway (there surely is a real term for it but I actually can't find it haha!). It went quite high at one point, and as I'm afraid of heights, it became a bit scary for me!

I told you, just stunning :)

In the afternoon, Jason and I visited Beynac with my parents, and let me tell you, going up and down these steep streets under the heat wasn't super easy! But it was worth it, for sure.

There's a castle there that I would love to visit one day, but discovering this village by foot was already such a nice treat.

And in the night (it was a full day!), we went to the Marché Nocturne of Sarlat, which is on every Thursday night during Summer. It was buzzing with small stalls, restaurants full of people sitting on the streets and performances from artists. Sarlat is the first place I remember visiting all those years ago and I always have fond memories of that place. The atmosphere when the sun goes down is just amazing!

Not pictured: the delicious ice creams we all ate at the end of the night. Yum!

Part 3 (and the last!) of our holiday coming soon!

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