"Aquitaine" Top 5 Page for this destination Aquitaine by andrewwhite

Aquitaine Travel Guide: 1,982 reviews and 6,549 photos

Here's a beautiful place Mr Wilcox

In September 2003 I spent 10 days travelling around Aquitaine or more correctly the Dordogne/Perigord region of France. My journeys took me to a host of wonderful towns and villages, each with their own charm and character.
The countryside, despite the lack of rainfall, was green and verdant with many heavily forrested areas and more Chateaux than you could shake a stick at.
The people were friendly, polite and pleasant even to someone whose knowledge of the language could be written on the back of my hand (as it was, of course, so I could remember the basics)

The pace of life is never too frantic.

There is a lovely relaxed feel about this part of France which you easily settle into and adapt to.
Unless you're a driver of course, in which case keep your wits about you at all times!!

Gardens & Flowers.

Almost every house has a pretty display of plants even if it is only a hanging geranium dangling from a window sill.
The more adventurous have the most beautiful landscaped gardens with an impressive range of flowers, shrubs and trees.
All the plantings compliment the wonderful stone and architecture of the homes and buildings.

  • Last visit to Aquitaine: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 26, 2004
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  • Mar 30, 2007 at 2:10 PM

    Merci, Andrew, for the wonderful pictures and commentary. My husband and I will be staying in Monsac for a month this spring; your pages are most helpful.

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    Mar 7, 2006 at 2:55 PM

    Great photos and good reading to go with them, Andrew.

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    Oct 12, 2005 at 8:49 AM

    Beautiful photos. Especially the one at your intro-page.

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    Sep 5, 2005 at 3:03 PM

    Yes please...I would like to stay here for a nice, long time...great pages! :-))

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2005 at 3:24 PM

    More gorgeous areas of France to explore, wonderful photos, especially in your travelogues. Les Fontaines looks a great place to stay.

  • Nov 14, 2004 at 2:07 PM

    Terrific pages of a part of france I have yet to visit. Great information, tips & photographs. Keep 'em coming!!

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    Nov 4, 2004 at 1:56 PM

    Hello Andrew, Absolutely perfect! Your Travelogues and photos are great. We think this is our next trip and your pages are a big help especially the accommodations tips. Thanks ...Tom

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    Oct 16, 2004 at 9:59 PM

    Love the pic of Granny and the cat! Did you make it to Sarlat?

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    Sep 29, 2004 at 2:19 PM

    Isn't it such a lovely area?? I am soooo in love with it.

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    Sep 22, 2004 at 1:27 PM

    That Granny photo is awesome.

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