Saturday, September 13, 2008

On the road again

My daughter and I are skipping off to another area of France this weekend for a one-night trip to see friends.

It's always great to get away and see new -- or in this case, familiar -- parts of the country. It will also be a chance for eldest daughter to work on her driving skills outside of Aveyron, which she knows so well. (She has the equivalent of a driver's permit now, and will be practicing with us until she can get her permis de conduire at the age of 18.)

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we will be having the same weather as in the above photo, but we will be near the same place.

Any guesses as to where?

(Photo courtesy of Cath at Grain de Sel, a very nice blog en français that combines music experiences and travel photos.)

15 comments:

Lesley said...

It's on our list of places to go for a long weekend this year and I think it's the red town in Corrèze.

poppy fields said...

I know, I know...only because I saw an update you left elsewhere :)

Anonymous said...

Collonges la Rouge!

Philhellene (regular reader, 1st time commentator)

Betty C. said...

Wow, that was fast! One, two, three strikes and I'm out!

Lesley, that whole area is worth a visit, not just Collonges. Be warned, though -- Collonges is dead off-season (but kind of fascinating too.)

Meredith -- Darn all of these overlapping networks!

Philhellene -- Oh, I wish you would comment more! I love finding out about my lurkers! Thanks for taking the plunge....

tut-tut said...

That's a great photo. It lures me in . . .

Cath said...

Thank you for using my photo, I'm glad you did !
Thank you for your visit on my blog, and for your nice comment (in a perfect french).
Nice blog here too !

Have a good travel in Perigord, a beautiful area !

Any views more from Sarlat and Collonges-la-Rouge, here :
Ballade ocre et rouge en Périgord

Tinsie said...

I wouldn't have a clue where this is, but it looks lovely!

wcs said...

I'm late, but I knew where it was, too! :)

Loulou said...

No clue (of course I know now!) but it looks spectacular! Enjoy your weekend.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

How beautiful!
I hope the driving went well!
Becky

jont said...

Is it Haut Konigsberg in Alsace?

Anonymous said...

The joices of 'la conduite accompagnée'! God bless the parents'patience! I remember having had so much arguments with my daughter who didn't want to listen to me. As soon as I said something, she immediatly answered 'the instructor said ...and you're wrong! MUm, You have forgotten your road rules, you must be a dangerous driver!'
kristana

Papadesdeux said...

I would have guessed the Périgord from the architecture, but I wouldn't have been able to pin down the village. Alas, so many places, so little time.

Betty C. said...

We've actually been having no trouble with "conduite accompagnée," although there were a few tense moments on our first drives.

Betty C. said...

papadesdeux -- I'm not really sure if Collonges la Rouge is technically in Périgord...it is in the Corrèze department, which I somehow never associate with Périgord (=Dordogne mainly?) I could be wrong here though. But at least I know how to get there! Rodez-Decazevile-Figeac-Gramat-Rocamadour (off to the side)- Gluges-Martel or St.Denis-près-Martel! It's an interesting drive.