lundi 2 avril 2007

“the Frenchman’s paradise,”

" In the Dordogne, all of France’s provincial charms have been distilled into one of the world’s most beautiful medieval cities, Sarlat-la-Canéda. The entire town, which Henry Miller called “the Frenchman’s paradise,” is a historical monument, boasting the greatest concentration of medieval, Renaissance, and 17th-century facades of any town in Europe. Sarlat is the capital of the Périgord Noir, a lushly forested corner of Aquitaine embraced by the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. From any angle Sarlat is a feast for the eyes, but it is also a gourmet’s dream: the home of France’s finest foie gras, truffles, strawberries, walnuts—the quintessence of Gallic cuisine. Here, every Wednesday and Saturday, Salat hosts one of Frances most wonderful markets, a vast kaleidoscopic tableau of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meats, as well as crafts and a colorful array of French country folk. In this the first of our popular Village Life programs in France, we’ll unpack only once, then use our hotel as a base for exploring the Périgord Noir region. "
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