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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

Sarlat: that would mean Americans.
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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

Is that right, Richard?  I have never been to that part of the Dordogne at all but I seem to have an idea that Sarlat is right next to ALBF's favourite French village, Eymet!

Oh, oh guess I don't know the geography of Dordogneshire as well as I mightBlush [:$]

N'allez pas trop vite - Proust
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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

 NormanH wrote:
It might also mean 'non-communiqué', i.e. that information wasn't given.


Once I read your explanation, I realised that it had to be the correct one.  So just a quick update to say that you are absolutely right.  It was a large and well upholstered footstool, très beau, and more like a backless seat than something to put your feet on.  He called it a pouf.

I shall certainly know what non c means if I meet it again in future. 

N'allez pas trop vite - Proust
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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

 mint wrote:
Is that right, Richard?  I have never been to that part of the Dordogne at all but I seem to have an idea that Sarlat is right next to ALBF's favourite French village, Eymet!

Oh, oh guess I don't know the geography of Dordogneshire as well as I mightBlush [:$]


Mint, I think you'll find that Eymet is one side of the Dordogne, and Sarlat the other (west plays east).  A good hour's drive, if not more!

Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

Lol, Judith, told you I know nothing about the Dordogneshire that ALBF rabbits on about incessantly!

Perhaps it's time I get out and about more to meet all those British expats that I am told are thick on the ground in all of the Dordogne?

N'allez pas trop vite - Proust
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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

Sarlat is our favourite place in Dordogneshire, but yes, in the summer months it is overrun with tourist with an american accent heard in most corners.

Spring and Autumn are superb and Winter can be magical. Whenever we are over it is a "must go to" at least once. We are about 1 hour north of the city.

We would recommend a booked group tour from the tourist centre to reach the parts other tourists don't reach.

Beware, though, the tourist prices in the shops and market. Our extravagance is to buy fragranced soap from one of 2 stalls in the market. There are tins of 4/5 pieces of confit du canard in the shops/stalls at about 20 to 30 euros. In most supermarkets the price is 10-15 euros and in Aldi it is 8 euros per tin.

Absolutely recommend a visit. Perhaps a suggestion for your rambling group - OH organised a group visit a few years back.
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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

I just checked on the route finder and it says that it is 55 miles and will take 1 hr and 35 minutes. People forgot that the Dordogne is a very large department.
If you can visit outside of the last two weeks in July and any time in August it is truly wonderful.
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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

Hmmm.

Sarlat would be really nice it was not touristy and just a normal sleepy French town....then I guess it would be certainly worth a visit for a couple of hours.

In ALBF's top places to visit in France, it would not make my top 20. I don't see why that area is such an attraction to the British unless the attraction is other British living there.

Kaysersberg (which is equally as touristy) just won best village in France. I get that. I can understand why people go there to visit or even want to live there. It is drop dead gorgeous. It is charming....especially at Christmas. Sarlet is just another French town with lots of tourists and a Burtons lol. I'm sorry, it has no charm.

The best thing in France is discovering places that is off the tourist trail.

When he we lived in Lyon, we went out for the day and went hiking. We discovered a place called Malleval. My god is it beautiful. That is how I like to discover France. Just end up in unexpected places. We purposely went to Sarlet to see what all the fuss was about. To be fair, it was a huge disappointment.
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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