Sunday dawned bright and sunny – what a pleasant surprise! We gave the Sunday Chicken a pass this week and had Sunday Duck instead. Sautéed peppered duck breasts in a red wine sauce -yum! And we’ve really come to enjoy mashed potatoes with celeriac (celery root) in them. We’d never had celeriac at home, where the stalks are more commonly eaten than the roots. Here in France, though, the root is much more easily found than the stalks. J was actually quite surprised to see some decent-looking stalks in the supermarket a couple of days ago.

After our Sunday dinner, we headed a little way up the Dordogne River to the hilltop town of Domme. Like La Roque-Gageac, it has the designation of one of the prettiest villages in France. It certainly got M’s vote – as we walked around, he asked several times why we weren’t staying in Domme instead! The village covers the entire hilltop, with fabulous views in all directions from the walk along the ramparts.

La Roque-Gageac is the village below the cliffs in the distance

Every side street gives another delightful street scene… if only they’d get rid of all those cars spoiling the pictures! There were a fair number of people visiting despite it being November (though it is a holiday weekend); it must be mobbed during the summer. We were happy to be here in the off season.

Like that outdoor bike storage upstairs!
That’s quite the crop – apparently the owner of this tree doesn’t actually like persimmons…

The gates into the city are only big enough for one car at a time, and the lack of visibility can make it a little dicy coming through. You just have to cross your fingers and hope for the best!

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