We are back in Paris after 13 mostly sunny and warm days in the Lot Valley. We ventured into the Dordogne, finally visiting La Roque Gageac, and drove up a twisted mountain road to see St. Cirq LaPopie. We discovered many other wonderful places and enjoyed a meal cooked by Jean-Claude Voisin at Le Vinois in Caillac (great visit we had with him, too!). More on these highlights later!
We tried many regional products, from chevre from Rocamadour to duck to walnuts to figs, and drank copious bottles of the legendary black wine of Cahors. Fruity on the palate and easy on the stomach.
We have one whole day in Paris! We may just hang out in the Marais, where we are staying. The Hotel Marceau Bastille, which gave us a lovely welcome, even though we walked in the rain from Gare d'Austerlitz earlier this afternoon.
We also had a lovely experience at Le Hotel Terminus Lyon two weeks ago.
And we continue to meet very friendly French people.
Now I have to go deal with the blogger who ripped off a good part of a blog post of mine from August 16, 2007, "A Subtle Shift in Seasons." I won't name names online, but I have tracked the person down and have alerted some additional sources. If you would like to see the link to this post, simply look at the comments section under my previous post below. Why do people think they can get away with this stuff?
Thanks to the anonymous poster or posters who alerted me to this incident. Funny thing, as I recall this post was also picked up by a legitimate blogger with full credit given to me and a link.