We are in Bergerac, home of the legendary comic hero Cyrano de Bergerac and important wine trading port on the Dordogne. Bergerac grew rich over 7 centuries of shipping wine down to Bordeaux.
We stayed at camping La Pelouse which is on the opposite bank to the old town, and just downstream of this bridge, which takes you over to the town in about ten minutes.
View from Bridge
Remains of Original 13th century bridge.
More of the lovely old half timbered housing.
Old Hydroelectric generator on display in the Old Town
The Wednesday market in the Place Gambetta. Everything from ceps (look to be half eaten already) to violins, and legs.
We took a trip on a Gabarre, a replica of the sailing barges which carried wine down to Bordeaux, and wood for the wine casks from the mountains of the Auvergne.
Checking for Catfish.
At first I thought it was a statue of Peter – the nose was a clue. But then I remembered that Peter’s sword is not that long.
You’re soooooooo mean!!
Fabulous photos Peter, thanks yet again, Jim