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Postcards from the Dordogne Valley, France

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My oh, my it’s been a while. Very sorry for my lack of presence, but I just spent two weeks in my sanctuary: The Dordogne Valley. A much-needed break for my tired soul.

Visiting family is probably my favourite thing as we are scattered around the world. Seeing my mum, given that she lives in the Dordogne Valley, is always a treat. It’s a wonderful place, with wine galore, rolling hills and complete stillness.

It’s the same quietness that I resented as a kid, though. If I’m completely honest, I didn’t appreciate the place much when I moved there as a teenager. A lack of nightlife, transports, and neighbours made it a prison. Now, it’s my paradise.

It’s crazy how our views on the exact same places change as we grow up. While as a kid this was the last place I wanted to be, it is now one of my favourite corners of the world.

Stone houses, wine and amazing food (everyone needs more cheese platters in their lives) make it worth going, if not living there. Not to mention culture with the Lascaux caves, beautiful castles to explore, stone houses, and so much more.

I took a little road trip around the region with my best friend, Gaelle. She whisked me away to visit castles and tiny villages. Given that this was a real treat, I thought I’d share my time there with all of you.

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever been there. I’d also love for you guys to share some secret spots I can visit next time I go!

Hauteford Castle ViewDordogne RiverHauteford Castle
View Chateau Hauteford
Cute French VillagesDordogne Valley Castle
Dordogne HouseAndy Pretty Village

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  • Heart-eyes
    May 30, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Stunning photos and very entertaining read. Love your blog, it’s giving me itchy feet!

    • Andy Gorman
      June 2, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks, Jasmin! We should go somewhere together so we can add to the blog ehe.

  • Gaelle
    May 30, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Un plaisir de t’amener, bel article, love you

    • Andy Gorman
      June 2, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Love you too et merci encore chaton!